SWIC Campus Bookstore | Southwestern Illinois College

SWIC Bookstore COVID-19 update Aug. 5, 2020

The Belleville Campus and Sam Wolf Granite City Campus bookstores are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For social distancing goals, we encourage customers to shop online and receive free shipping for orders over $25. Students can use all forms of financial aid to purchase course materials and supplies through Aug 28. A face mask or face covering is required on campus as is social distancing.

The health and well-being of our customers and employees are incredibly important to us. As the COVID-19 pandemic has been a fluid situation, policies and procedures are subject to change.

Communicating during COVID-19

Most questions can be answered in this document and on our website. Email sm265@bncollege.com or call 618-222-5334 (voicemail). We thank you for your patience.


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). Accordingly, we offer cash for books during finals of each semester. Buyback is July 20-31. Do not mail purchased textbooks to the bookstore.

Rented Books

The bookstore extended the Spring deadline to June 15 and is not charging fees for non-returned books until Aug 12. Bring your rented textbooks to the bookstore to check in to avoid being charged fees. The link to obtain a free shipping label will no longer work for Spring beginning Aug 7.

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.
*If you do not have access to a printer, send us an email request and we will mail you a label.

Student Financial Aid (SFA)

Students can use SFA to obtain course materials and school supplies from the bookstore. 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. Clothing is not permitted.

You can charge textbooks, school supplies, backpacks, and laptops July 27-Aug. 28. Due to social distancing goals, consider ordering at www.swic.bncollege.com and receive free shipping for orders $25 and over. You can also come to the bookstore to shop Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.


Shipping Dates

Order Method

Students Will Receive


Fall 2020

Aug. 17 – Sept. 4

Order Online once enrolled

Pick Up In-Store or Receive Free Home Delivery

*As COVID-19 continues to be a fluid situation, please know that plans are subject to change.

Fall 2020 Semester:

Getting Course Materials & Supplies

Order online at www.swic.bncollege.com or come into the bookstore. 

Due to social distancing goals, consider ordering at www.swic.bncollege.com and receive free shipping for orders $25 and over. You can also come to the bookstore to shop Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. If you come to campus, you must wear a mask and bring your student ID.


To students who had ordered regalia PRIOR to the cancellation of the commencement ceremony, a link was sent to refund or receive free shipping. For graduates who want to order keep sakes, visit: http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_swic/.

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, the bookstore will also price match supplies with Amazon; potentially saving you money in the long run. Some limitations apply.

Financial Aid can be used at the bookstore. Don’t forget your student ID.

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 credits cards, financial aid or gift cards.

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

Hours of Operation

Belleville and Sam Wolf Granite City Campuses Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

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.


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.