JJC Bookstore

Extended Hours: August 2023

We’re here to help you get started! The following JJC Student Services will have extended hours to serve students as the fall 2023 semester begins:

  • Admissions
  • Bookstore
  • Career Services
  • CMAS
  • Disability Services
  • Financial Aid 
  • Registration and Records 
  • Student Advising Center 
  • Student Accounts and Payments 
  • Testing Services (8 a.m.- 8 p.m.) 

Aug. 14 – 17: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 18: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Aug. 19: 9 a.m. to noon (Testing Services, 8 a.m. to noon)
Aug. 21- Aug. 24: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 25: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On-Campus Services

On-campus services at Main Campus are available Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Virtual services are available during normal operating hours.

Online Bookstore

You can search, rent or buy all of your course materials, supplies and spirit-wear via our online bookstore. Free ground shipping is available all year round. The JJC Bookstore accepts major credit cards, checks and FAFSA financial aid funds allocated to books and supplies. For job grant orders, email your voucher to bookstorevouchers@jjc.edu

Visit the Online Bookstore

All our policies are available on the Customer Service page. 

Textbook Look-Up Tool

Our textbook look-up tool 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 e-book store at jjc.redshelf.com. E-books can provide students up to 60 percent off retail print prices.

Textbook Rentals

Summer 2023 rentals are due back on August 10, 2023. On August 16, 2023 all summer 2023 outstanding and/or damaged rentals will be considered lost.

Fall 2023 rentals are due back on December 15, 2023. On December 20, 2023 all fall 2023 outstanding and/or damaged rentals will be considered lost.

Any rentals not returned by the due date will accrue a $10 late fee per book. On the lost date, a hold will be placed on student accounts with outstanding and/or damaged rentals. The student with outstanding rentals will also lose rental privileges at the JJC Bookstore. The lost charges include the late fee, the difference between the rental fee and the retail price of the book, and the sales tax on the full value of the book.

All rentals are eligible for a full refund 14 days from class start. Please visit us during normal operating hours and within 14 days from class start for a refund. Any rental brought back after the 14 days from class start will be checked-in and no refund will be issued.

Until further notice, return all rentals to the Main Campus Bookstore at 1215 Houbolt Road, Room A-1012, Joliet, IL 60431. If you are unable to come to Main Campus, you may mail the rental back to the Main Campus Bookstore at your own expense. The rental should be mailed/shipped before the lost date.

Book Buyback

Daily buyback will be conducted during normal operating hours at the Main Campus Bookstore.
For more options, please visit our wholesale buyback partners:

Please Note: The JJC Bookstore is not operating these third-party sites and is not responsible for transactions including rental books accidentally sold at virtual buyback.

Questions? Email bookstore@jjc.edu.

Stay safe and healthy.

Shop the JJC Bookstore Online

3 Ways to Shop: The JJC Bookstore

  • 1. Free Ground Shipping or In-Store Pick Up All Year Round

    Looking to buy your course materials, spirit wear, backpacks, school supplies, laptops, gift cards and more? Go to the JJC Online Bookstore.

  • 2. 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.

  • 3. 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.

  • Refund Policy

    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.

  • Save Money with Digital Access

    The Digital Access Program saves students money by delivering digital materials directly into iCampus for select courses. Participating in this program allows you to have access to your digital course materials, from the first day of class, at the lowest possible price. Please use the textbook look-up tool to find any optional and supplemental materials. 

    After your instructor opens the course in iCampus, please follow their instructions or check your JJC email account for your digital access emails which include instructions for accessing the publisher's materials and opting out (should you choose to decline the materials).

    Payment for these materials were due with tuition and it is your responsibility to make payments on your scheduled pay due dates. If you opt-out, your student account will be credited the digital material fee and may take 14 business days to process after the opt-out deadline. you may find the opt-out deadline by viewing your course materials under the "Redshelf"  menu item in iCampus, or by using the  textbook look-up tool.

    For more information visit our Digital Access information page.