SWIC Campus Bookstore | Southwestern Illinois College

SWIC Bookstore COVID-19 update Dec. 2, 2020

The health and well-being of our customers and employees are incredibly important to us. Since we reopened, we have followed strict national, state, and local guidelines, as well as the campus policies of the College.  We are committed to fully supporting the campus community during and after this unprecedented challenge.  We’ve addressed some of the common questions and concerns. *As COVID-19 continues to be a fluid situation, please know that plans are subject to change and the bookstore website should be checked for updates.

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.

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% 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 is May 13-21, 2021.

Rented Books

If you rented textbooks for a fall semester class, return to the bookstore, or print a shipping label from www.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 link 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. https://swic.bncollege.com/shop/swic-belleville/page/rental-book-return.

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. 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 (Jan. 4-29) or have the order shipped to their homes. Receive Free Shipping for orders over $49.

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

Spring 2021 Semester:

Getting Course Materials & Supplies

Students should order course materials and school supplies online at www.swic.bncollege.com.    Free UPS Ground Shipping for orders over $49. Students paying with student financial aid (SFA) can and will have their orders shipped beginning Jan. 4. Order early while used books last. Last day for refunds is Jan. 26.  Because shipping can be delayed during this unprecedented time, we suggest you order eBooks which are available upon order processing and less expensive than print options.  Due to COVID, expect longer shipping times and line wait times in store due to social distancing which limits the number of student that can be in store.

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

Through Holiday Break

Mon – Thur, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fri, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Closed on Saturday and Sundays. Open 24/7 online

Week of Jan 4-8, 2021

Mon – Thur, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fri, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Closed on Saturday and Sundays. Open 24/7 online

Week of Jan 11, 2021

1/11 Mon, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

1/12 Tue, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

1/13 Wed, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

1/14 Thur, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

1/15 Fri,  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

1/16 Sat,  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed on Sunday

Extended hours on 1/12

Open 24/7 Online

Week of Jan 18, 2021

1/18 Mon CLOSED for MLK

1/19 Tue, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1/20 Wed, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1/21 Thur, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1/22 Fri, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed on Saturday and Sundays. Open 24/7 online

Regular Semester Hours starting Jan 25, 2021

Mon – Thur, 8.a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fri, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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.