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Campus Store

Campus Store

North Island College bookstores provide a wide range of services to the NIC community, with stores located at the Campbell River, Comox Valley, and Port Alberni campuses. The NIC Bookstore supports our students by providing learning resources, NIC swag, school and art supplies and so much more. Stop by any of our three stores to see what we have for you!

Revenue from bookstore operations helps support college services that are not funded provincially.



Instructors at North Island College determine which textbooks will be used each semester.

Ensure you are buying the correct materials.

Bring your registration form with you to the campus store when you buy your textbooks and supplies.

The course information needed to find your textbooks is on this form. Check both your course and section numbers against the shelf tags in our stores. You will want to confirm that you are buying the right titles for your section of the course to avoid having to return materials.

In most cases texts are available a few weeks before the beginning of each term. We encourage students to come in early to avoid lengthy line ups in the stores.

Text Availability

Required texts and the latest available pricing are available via the Book Search. Every possible effort is made to ensure text listings reflect current prices; however, prices are subject to change.

Text Delays

Textbooks are sometimes delayed, please see any of our bookstore staff for information on delays and expected delivery dates.

Distance Learners registered in Flex/Lockstep/Web classes - see Distance Student Book Order Information adobe

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Return and Refund Policy

  1. The original sales receipt must accompany all returns.
  2. Returned items must be in unread and unmarked condition to qualify for a refund. This includes scratched covers, bent corners and bent spines. Texts damage easily, please take care.
  3. Returns will be accepted up to two weeks (14 calendar days) after the original date of purchase.
  4. Students that withdraw from a course will be granted permission to return texts outside of the return deadline with a Registration Statement indicating they have been withdrawn.
  5. NO RETURNS are permitted on any shrink-wrapped items if shrink-wrapping has been removed.
  6. Purchases made on credit/debit card will require the original card for a refund. Cash may be refunded to a debit card or by cheque if cash is not available.

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Store Hours

* The Bookstore is opened for extended hours during the Fall and Winter semester start up. Please contact the bookstore for extended hours and dates.

Campbell River Bookstore

Comox Valley Bookstore

Port Alberni Bookstore