SWIC Campus Bookstore - Southwestern Illinois College

Communicating with the bookstore

Most questions can be answered on our website. Email the Belleville Bookstore at sm265@bncollege.com or call 618-222-5334. Email the Granite City Bookstore at sm266@bncollege.com or call 618-797-7379.  We thank you for your patience.

Buyback

While most students rent textbooks to save money, some students choose to purchase and there are some textbooks that cannot be rented (custom titles, bundled with access codes or old editions). During finals, we offer up to 50 percent cash for books if it is being used the following semester, in re-saleable condition, and the bookstore is not overstocked. Because so many students take advantage of renting, our buyback needs are limited. Buyback will be Dec. 9 to 16. 

Rented Books

All fall Rental books will be due on Thursday, Dec. 15.  If you rented textbooks for a fall semester class, return it to the bookstore, or print a shipping label from swic.bncollege.com and ship via UPS. UPS shipping labels are $5. Students will receive multiple emails reminding them to return their rentals. You will need the order number and your email address. If you do not have the order number, you can retrieve it from the email the bookstore sends. For the shipping return label, click the button below. If you’re returning multiple books or orders, please put them in one box and use one shipping label. For multiple orders, ship in one box to save money, and include the order numbers on a note inside the box.

You can print the return label as many times as you like, but you can only use it once. If you are returning multiple books or orders, please put them in one box and use one shipping label.

Visit the Rental Book Return page for more information.

You will need the order number and your email address. If you do not have the order number, you can retrieve it from the email the bookstore sends. We are sending weekly emails.

Student Financial Aid (SFA)

Students using SFA to obtain course materials can do so in-store or online. Financial Aid will be available for students to use from Aug. 15 to Sept. 2.  This includes students receiving scholarships, grants, athletic awards, etc. Be sure to check your eSTORM account to confirm SFA funds are available prior to ordering to ensure there isn’t a delay with your order. Students can order NOW and can pick up in store (Aug. 15 to Sept. 2) or have the order shipped to their homes. 

Fall 2022 Semester:

Getting Course Materials & Supplies

Students should order course materials and school supplies online at www.swic.bncollege.com.  Students paying with student financial aid (SFA) can and will have their orders shipped beginning Aug. 15.  Order early while used books last. Last day for refunds is Sept. 2.

Books are Campus specific. Whether you order on-line or go to the bookstore in-person, the campus where you are taking the course is where you should go for your books.  If the course is NOT offered at the specific campus, they will NOT have the books. For ALL on-line courses, (IN1, IN2, IN3, etc.) the course material will be at the Belleville Bookstore.

Bookstore benefits at a glance

While registering for the semester, take a look at the SWIC bookstore for your course material needs. Not only can you use your financial aid to purchase course materials, you may also purchase supplies.

Financial Aid can be used at the bookstore. Don’t forget your student picture I.D.

Preorder your books at www.swic.bncollege.com for in-store pick up or have the order shipped to you.

You can use your financial aid to purchase course materials. Don’t forget to press the green button in eSTORM so that your award info is sent to the bookstore.

The bookstore accepts cash, debit and credit cards, financial aid or gift cards. NO PERSONAL CHECKS.

Save 30-80 percent of your hard-earned money by buying digital textbooks.

Hours of Operation

Belleville Campus

Regular Store Hours

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Open 24/7 Online

Sam Wolf Granite City Campus

Regular Store Hours
(starting Sept. 12, 2022)

Monday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Open 24/7 Online

Red Bud and Off-Campus Students

Students can place an online order to have books sent to their home or to the Red Bud Campus.

Locations

For more information about SWIC’s bookstore offerings, go to www.swic.bncollege.com or head on over to the bookstore located on the first floor of the Liberal Arts building, Belleville Campus or in The Commons at the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus.

The Southwestern Illinois College bookstores at the Belleville and Sam Wolf Granite City campuses are operated by Barnes & Noble Bookstores.