IVCC Bookstore Products & Services

The IVCC Bookstore stocks all course materials (paper text, eBooks, rentals, access codes) and supplies needed by students to complete their course work.  Refurbished laptops are available at excellent prices.  In addition, customers will find an assortment of emblematic clothing and merchandise, Innova golf disks, nursing supplies, greeting cards, snacks and gift items.

The Mission of the Bookstore

The IVCC Bookstore is a self-supporting operation owned and operated by Illinois Valley Community College. We are committed to serving students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus with the products and services necessary for their success within the college environment. These products and services will be delivered with courtesy, professionalism and an understanding of our financial responsibility to the college as a whole.

Contact Information

IVCC Bookstore
815 N. Orlando Smith Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: (815) 224-0311
Fax: (815) 224-3294

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

The Bookstore is closed when the college is closed.
The Bookstore is closed Fridays during the eight-week summer session.

Forms of Payment

The IVCC Bookstore accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover as well as debit cards sponsored by those companies. Also accepted are many types and forms of financial aid.  

Purchasing Textbooks

The IVCC Bookstore offers three ways to purchase textbooks:

  1. Bring a copy of your schedule to the bookstore and present it at the textbook counter. Bookstore staff will pull your textbooks and answer any questions you may have.
  2. Call the bookstore with a credit card and we can USPS your books to your home or business (a shipping charge applies).
  3. Order online from Have a copy of your schedule ready and follow the prompts from our homepage. Make use of the compare feature and see prices from many other online sellers.
  4. Some instructors are using a new method of course material delivery called Inclusive Access. Additional information can be found at

Textbook Refund Policy

No Receipt-No Refund

For a Full Refund -

  • For classes lasting a full semester during the fall or spring, you may return textbooks for a full refund for any reason for 10 business days from the first day of class.
  • Textbooks for classes lasting eight weeks may be returned for five business days following the first day of class for any reason.
  • Textbooks for classes lasting four weeks or less may be returned until the class meets for the second time.
  • Count days Monday-Friday to compute the refund time limit. Do not count Saturdays, Sundays or holidays. Days must be counted from and include the first day of the semester or the first day that the class meets.
  • Any required or optional book purchased during the last 14 business days of the semester will be non-refundable. To determine this day count days Monday-Friday. Do not count Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays. Days must be counted from and include the last day before book buyback begins, counting backwards 14 business days.

Book Condition

  • New books must be in brand new condition when returned. If you write in the book, damage it or open included software, we must consider that book used.
  • Never write in, mark, soil or remove plastic wrapping from your textbooks until you are sure you have the correct book or you are sure your class won't be canceled.
  • Defective books will be replaced at no charge if returned as soon as the defect is discovered.

Receipt required for refund or exchange!

Other Refund Information and Guidelines

  • Optional books and all other merchandise (other than textbooks) may be returned for two weeks from the date of purchase with receipt. This two week policy applies to all other policy information below:
  • All non-text merchandise must be in original condition. If the merchandise came packaged, it must be returned unopened and undamaged. Defective merchandise must be returned with the original packaging for refund or exchange.
  • All refund policies described in this publication are subject to change without notice.
  • Please direct questions concerning information in this publication to bookstore employees.

Textbook Rental-Option Program.

Designated textbooks are rented for $48 each, which includes a $28 rental fee plus a $20 deposit. When the student has finished with their rental book at the end of the semester, they simply return it to the IVCC Bookstore in good condition by the published date on their rental agreement and receive their $20 deposit back.

The student's final textbook rental is $28. Due to the nature of this program, rental costs are subject to change.

Not all textbooks are part of our rental program.

Rental Requirements:

  1. An IVCC student ID.
  2. A copy of your schedule showing that you are enrolled in the class.
  3. When at the register, you will sign a rental agreement stating that you understand when your rental book must be returned and the penalties if the books are returned late or not returned.

Rental Return Policy:

  • For classes lasting a full semester during the fall or spring, you may return your rental book for any reason within the first 10 days of class and receive the full $48 refund.
  • For classes lasting eight weeks, rentals may be returned for a full refund within five days from the first day of class.
  • For classes lasting four weeks or less, rentals may be returned for a full refund until the class meets for the second time. After the initial full refund period, you must return your rental book by the published date (detailed on your rental agreement) to receive your deposit of $20.
  • After the final date, your student account will be charged for the retail price of a new book plus a $10 handling cost less your $28 rental fee. This covers the replacement cost of the book plus shipping. Your deposit is forfeited.
  • You will be unable to rent books, receive a transcript or register for classes until these fees have been paid.
  • At the time you rent your books, you will sign a rental agreement detailing the information above. It is important that you keep your receipt and rental agreement in case you need to return your books and to remind you of when your books are due back without penalty.
  • When determining the final day for a full refund: Count days Monday-Friday to compute the refund time limit. Do not count Saturday, Sunday or holidays. Days must be counted from and include the first day the class meets.

For purchased textbooks or rentals

If your class is canceled or you drop a class, the timing guidelines of the textbook and rental return policy still apply.


  • Order textbooks in Blackboard under "textbooks" tab beginning summer 2021 (or see next bullet).
  • Go to
  • Find the Textbooks tab and click "Buy/Rent".
  • Choose your term from the drop down menu.
  • Select your course listed alphabetically under "Departments"
  • Select your course number, then select your section.
  • Click on 'compare prices on these course materials'.
  • Click through to begin your price comparison.
  • Find the course materials chosen by your instructor in the purple bar on the left side of the page.
  • Select the items you would like to purchase and place them in your cart.
  • Once the items have been added, press 'checkout'.
  • Confirm that you are purchasing from the IVCC Bookstore by clicking 'checkout from retailer'.
  • You will be redirected to the IVCC Bookstore site where you will complete your checkout.
  • Once you click on 'compare prices on these course materials', you will have the opportunity to compare prices from other internet vendors.
  • If purchasing from an internet vendor, you will need to go through the checkout process for each one.


  • Go to
  • Find the Textbooks tab and click "Buy/Rent".
  • Choose your term from the drop down menu.
  • Select your course listed alphabetically under "Departments"
  • Select your course number, then select your section.
  • Click on 'compare prices on these course materials;.
  • When books come up you will see the textbook for purchase and the same textbook for rental online, listed separately.
  • Choose the rental textbook only, if you wish to rent it.  DO NOT choose both.
  • You will be asked to "accept" the current semester's rental agreement before your book will be placed in the basket.  You must accept to have the book placed in your basket.
  • You may add other books before completing your order.


If you are taking courses at the Ottawa Center, you can have your textbooks delivered to the center at no charge.  You will need to pick them up.  To order your books online go to Find the Textbooks tab and click "Buy/Rent"  and follow the steps above.  When you arrive at the checkout screen, choose "Pick up at Ottawa Center" as your shipping choice.  Currently books are delivered to the Ottawa Center on Wednesdays and will be available after 2:00pm.  All online orders placed Monday to Tuesday will be available for pick up at the Ottawa Center  on Wednesday of that week.  Orders placed on Tuesday after 2pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday will be delivered on the Wednesday of the following week.

Textbook Buyback and Rental Return

In person Textbook Buyback and Rental Return are held at the same time, in the hall outside the Bookstore, during final exams each semester.

Online Buyback is offered 365/24/7 at

Signs will be posted around the college and in the Bookstore noting the date and times of the buyback. The $20 deposit will be refunded for rental books. Textbooks purchased by the IVCC Bookstore must be in good condition and adopted for the next semester. These will be repurchased at 50% of the new price at the beginning of the term subject to the following conditions:

  • Textbooks that have been revised by the publisher and textbooks in poor condition will not be bought back (highlighting and margin notes are acceptable; written or circled answers and loose or missing pages are not).
  • The bookstore reserves the right to limit quantities on any title based on current inventory.
  • Titles that have not been re-adopted or that exceed the bookstore's limits will be repurchased at the current wholesale market value if there is one. Old editions, however, do not usually have any market value.
  • Textbooks used by a student for a class that he or she drops after the tenth day of the semester must be held for the term ending buyback.

For more information on the IVCC Bookstore and its policies, please visit our website at