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:

In-Person Service

The JJC Bookstores will continue to service the bulk of our sales online. We strongly encourage all students to place an online order by August 10 for all in-stock items to avoid long waits.

On August 3, 2020, the Bookstores will open to the public, but with limited capacity. Due to COVID-19, up to 24 customers will be allowed in the Main Campus Bookstore at one time. Please do not expect to be serviced immediately and longer wait times are to be expected. Customers must wear a face covering over their mouth and nose in order to be permitted to enter the Bookstores. The JJC Bookstore has our customers' and employees' safety in mind. Students must have their schedule available as a printed copy, or on a mobile device, in order to find their required course materials as they navigate one way through the main campus store. A photo ID will be required for all financial aid and job grant purchases and all rental returns, refunds, and exchanges. The JJC Bookstores will also process rental returns, fall refunds and exchanges. At Main Campus, please use the refund window outside the store for rental return and refund services. All our policies are available on the Customer Service link. Buyback will continue to be virtual, see below.

Please note, the Romeoville Campus Bookstore will not have any additional items for sale, it will serve as an online order pick-up site during normal operating hours. The Romeoville location will also accept rental returns, refunds, and exchanges. 

The Main Campus Bookstore will also have limited spots available for curb-side pick-up for online orders. Customers will use the circular drive to the right of Building A at Main Campus. Please enter the drive from the right side of the loop and pull up to the designated lawn sign. Please have your order number ready and if possible written in large numbers on a piece of paper to be visible at a distance. The order will be released to person who was designated for pick-up at the time the order was placed. Please have a photo ID, there will be NO EXCEPTIONS. The JJC Bookstore has our customers' and employees' safety in mind. Customers must wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth when within 6 feet of a JJC Bookstore employee. If the order is not picked up at the designated time, it will be shipped to the address on the order. Once the order is released the JJC Bookstore is not responsible for missing or damaged items and will not issue refunds or adjustments, NO EXCEPTIONS. Pick-up and curb-side orders must be placed online at bookstore.jjc.edu.

Course Materials

Fall 2020 course materials are available for purchase online. The JJC Bookstore will be operating as an online shop with limited spots for the Main Campus Bookstore curb-side pick-up and limited in-store pick-up at the Romeoville Bookstore, all other orders must ship out.  

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.

For job grants/vouchers, please email a copy of your voucher to bookstorevouchers@jjc.edu.

Textbook Rentals

Summer 2020 textbook rental returns are due August 7, 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 August 7, 2020.

Any rental books not returned by, or not properly identified, by August 13, 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.

Fall 2020 rental books will be due December 11, 2020. Until further notice use the summer rental return instructions above.

Book Buy Back

Due to COVID-19 buyback will be virtual.  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.


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