JJC Bookstore

COVID-19 Response

We hope everyone is safe and healthy during this challenging time. Please refer to the guidance below on modified bookstore operations:

Course Materials

Summer 2020 course materials will be available for purchase online on May 15, 2020. The JJC Bookstore will be operating as an online shop through August 9, 2020 or later should circumstances require us to do so. All orders will ship directly to you due to the campus closure.

Our textbook look-up tool at bookstore.jjc.edu/college will allow you to view prices and format choices for your materials before purchasing. You may also compare JJC prices with other online retailers by using our free online comparison tool at jjc.verbacompare.com. For students who prefer e-books, browse our digital partner’s summer e-book store jjc.redshelf.com. E-books can provide students up to 60% off retail print prices.

Please place you orders at bookstore.jjc.edu. The JJC Bookstore accepts financial aid, job grants/vouchers, checks, and major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) as payment. Please carefully review your order options and terms and conditions when placing your order.

Fall 2020 course materials will be available on July 20, 2020.

Textbook Rentals

Spring 2020 textbook rental return date is now May 22, 2020. Please use the book return bin outside the entrance of Building A-Main Campus Center. Tuck a copy of your rental reminder email, or the JJC Bookstore rental postcard, snugly into the book for proper check-in. You may also write your full name and contact email on a piece paper if the reminder email and postcard are not available.

For students who are unable to come to campus, you may mail the rental book back to JJC Bookstore, Rm A-1012, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431. Make sure any mailed item is postmarked by May 22, 2020.

The JJC Bookstore will waive late fees through May 28, 2020. Any rental books not returned by, or not properly identified, by May 28, 2020 will be charged to the credit card on file and will include additional charges including a $10 late fee per rental, sales tax, and the difference between the retail price minus the original rental charge.

Book Buy Back

Since we are not able to buy back books while the physical store is closed under the state mandate, you may want to consider online options rather than wait for the bookstore to reopen. Buyback will be conducted online through August 31, 2020, or later should circumstances require us to do so.

Please visit our wholesale buyback partners at jjcbookstore.valorebooks.com, nebook.com/virtualsellback and onlinebuyback.mbsbooks.com. The JJC Bookstore is not operating these third-party sites and is not responsible for transactions including rental books accidently sold at virtual buyback.

Refund Policy

Our full refund policy is available on the Customer Service page of our e-commerce site. While the physical campus is closed, please contact the bookstore if you believe you have an item that is within the refund policy period. The JJC Bookstore can verify eligibility and discuss options to complete the refund. You may email bookstore@jjc.edu with the ISBN/SKU and title/name of the item in question along with the purchase date. Please include the course number and section .

Please email bookstore@jjc.edu with any questions.

Stay safe & healthy.


Shop the JJC Bookstore online with FREE Ground Shipping OR FREE In Store Pickup all year round

Looking to buy spirit wear, backpacks, school supplies, laptops, gift cards and more? Want to check if your book is on the buyback list before you stop by to sell your books? Or do you simply want to conveniently purchase all your textbooks online? Go to the JJC Online Bookstore.

Online Price Comparison Tool

Don’t spend hours researching online prices on your own. Let the JJC Bookstore online comparison tool do all the work for you. Find the right book at the right price. You can add items to retailers’ carts too. Start saving money and see how the JJC Bookstore stacks up to the competition.

Go Digital! Shop JJC E-Books

Save up to 60% off print book prices on select e-books. Our e-books are easy to use, compatible on internet enabled devices, and have interactive study tools like highlighting, flashcards, note taking, and more! Rent or buy select digital textbooks.