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 for the Fall semester will be from December 7th to December 15th.

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. BUYBACK IS NOT GUARANTEED and is based on need of the book.

Rented Books

All Fall Rental books will be due on the last day of finals on December 15th. 

If you rented textbooks for a 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. 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 number, name, and phone number on a note inside the box. Follow the link below to access shipping label

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.

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 August 9th to September 1st for Fall.  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. You MUST accept your financial Aid reward in eSTORM to use funds.

Fall 2023 Semester:

Getting Course Materials & Supplies

Students should order course materials and school supplies online at www.swic.bncollege.com. Order early while used books last.

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 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 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


8/14- 8/18: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

8/19: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

8/21- 8/25: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

8/28-8/31: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

9/1: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.


MONDAY-THURSDAY: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

FRIDAY: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Closed on Saturday and Sunday. Open 24/7 online.


8/14& 8/15: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

8/16: 1-7 p.m.

8/17: 12:30-5 p.m.

8/18-8/20: CLOSED

8/21& 8/22: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

8/23: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

8/24: 12:30-5 p.m.

8/25: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


MONDAY AND TUESDAY: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Open 24/7 online.


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.


Southwestern Illinois College -Belleville
Barnes & Noble College #265
2500 Greenmount Road
Belleville, IL 62221
Phone: (618)222-5334