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Purchase books online

The ECC Bookstore is owned and operated by Elgin Community College for the benefit of our campus. Proceeds from purchases made at the bookstore support the college and its students. Thank you for your support in choosing to shop at the ECC Bookstore.

Financial Aid & Bookstore Policy

If you’ve been awarded financial aid; and if you qualify, you may use your financial aid money to purchase required books and supplies in the ECC Bookstore approximately two weeks before the beginning of each semester. Renting a textbook title using financial aid must be done in the store. The rental cannot be completed online. Financial aid cannot be used to pay shipping charges, please select in store pick-up. Disbursement dates and policies are different for each semester. Questions? Please email for more information.

Book Buying Tips

  • Never buy a book (especially a used one!) until you've examined it to make sure it's in acceptable condition.
  • Never write, mark, or soil your new textbook(s) until you are sure:
    • You have the correct book(s).
    • Your class won't be canceled.
    • You won't drop (withdraw from) the course.