Campus Stores

North Island College Campus Stores provide a wide range of services to the NIC community, with locations at the Campbell River, Comox Valley and Port Alberni campuses. The NIC Stores support our students by providing books and other learning resources, NIC swag, school and art supplies and so much more. We have merchandise arriving throughout the year, so check in, say hi to the campus store staff and see what’s new.


The campus bookstores will be closed on the following dates for year-end inventory. Regular store hours will resume after these dates.

  • Comox Valley – Wednesday, April 3
  • Port Alberni – Thursday, April 4
  • Campbell River – Friday, April 5


To ensure you get the correct resources it is important that you know your course code and section number. Instructors at North Island College determine which textbooks will be used each semester, and these required resources can vary by instructor/section number.

The easiest way to have this information available is to keep a copy of your registration form handy. The bookstore staff are not able to look up registration information.

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. If you do not see the resource you are looking for, please ask a store clerk for more information.

For distance textbook order and shipping status inquires please contact the warehouse at 1-800-715-0914 (ext. 4027) (toll-free in Canada) or email

Book Search

Go to Book Search to get info and pricing on books.

Purchase Digital Course Materials

The Campus Store is excited to offer you an additional method for getting your digital course materials. Below you can search and purchase your digital textbooks for many North Island College courses.

To purchase your e-book:

  1. Search for your course
  2. Select the course you need textbooks for by clicking the box beside the course name
  3. Select and add the textbook(s) to your shopping cart
  4. Select "checkout" to purchase using your NIC email through our digital materials partner Campus eBookstore
  5. You will receive an email with the download instructions and the redemption code
  6. This redemption code can be entered in the "Redeem your e-book code" section below
  7. After this, you will receive an email with the digital version of your textbook


Redeem Code for Digital Materials

Off-campus Learners

Students learning off-campus can order physical copies of text books and course materials and have them shipped to their location.

Please email the Instructional Materials Centre, with the following info:

  • Subject line – Student Book Order
  • Your First and Last Name
  • Telephone number and best time to contact you
  • Your Student ID number
  • The course and section number for which texts are required – you can find this information on the registration form (refer to your registration form for course, section number and student ID information needed for ordering)
  • If applicable, attach copy of your financial aid, sponsorship funding document.

You will be contacted by our Warehouse staff to finalize your order and advise on total cost, including shipping. Please note: a credit card is required for payment; we cannot process debit cards over the phone and we cannot ship until payment is received.

For your convenience, free shipping is available to any NIC campus (Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni, Port Hardy, Ucluelet). Bookstore staff will contact you when your order is available for pick-up.

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.

Contact NIC Bookstores

Campbell River Bookstore

Hours of Operation:
Opening Monday, August 28, 2023
Hours of operation:
Sept. 18 onwards: 9 am to 1 pm Mon to Fri
Telephone: 250-923-9705
Fax: 250-923-9716

Comox Valley Bookstore

Hours of Operation:
Opening Monday, August 28, 2023
Hours of operation:
Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 - 10 am to 2 pm Mon to Fri
Sept. 5 onwards - 9 am to 4 pm Mon to Fri
Telephone: 250-334-5013
Fax: 250-334-5025

Port Alberni Bookstore

Hours of Operation:
Opening Monday, August 28, 2023
Hours of operation:
Sept. 19 - Sept. 22: 10am - 2pm Sept. 25 onwards: 9am to 1pm Mon to Thurs, 9am to Noon Fri
Telephone: 250-724-8720
Fax: 250-724-8712

Mixalakwila Bookstore

Hours of Operation:
Opening Monday, August 28, 2023
Hours of operation:
9 am to 4 pm Mon to Fri
Telephone: 250-949-7912, ext. 2860