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Student looking at KCC course textbook in Hammes BookstoreThe Hammes Bookstore is located on the first floor of KCC's Riverfront Campus, on the far east side of the main building.

The bookstore sells required textbooks, school supplies, greeting cards, and gift items, including KCC clothing. Gift certificates also are available.

The bookstore accepts cash, checks, and Visa®, MasterCard® and Discover® cards.

Textbooks may change from semester to semester. When a textbook edition changes, and the book is kept past the refund or buyback deadline, it is not returnable. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase books only for the upcoming semester.

Fall and spring hours

8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fridays

The final day to make charges in the bookstore using financial aid is Sept. 25.

Fall 2015 buyback

Dec. 7-10: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Dec. 11: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dec. 14: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Located in the Iroquois Room (Room D152), Workforce Development Center, at KCC's Riverfront Campus. Review buyback details.

Reminder: Textbooks rented for fall semester are due back to the bookstore no later than Friday, Dec. 11.

Spring 2016 textbooks

Textbooks for the Spring 2016 semester can be purchased beginning Monday, Nov. 30. Rental offerings are expanding each semester. A photo I.D. is required for all textbook purchases and rentals. 

Order online

Textbooks and other course materials can be ordered through KCC's online bookstore. Textbooks ordered online are chosen by using KCC course numbers.


All bookstore returns must be accompanied by a cash register receipt and student I.D. No exceptions. No returns are accepted after the published return dates for a specified term.

If you decide not to take a credit division course for which you purchased a book, you may return the textbook within the first two weeks of the semester. A receipt is required. You will receive a full refund if the book is in new condition. Packaged access codes sold with textbooks are not returnable if the access code has been revealed.

If you have a late starting class, you have one week from the first day of the class to return the book for a refund (a receipt and copy of your schedule are required).

Buyback, it's a win-win!

Money in your pocket. Reduced textbook prices for other students.

The bookstore purchases select used textbooks at a percentage of the original cost during specified Buyback Days at the end of each semester. Specific dates are posted at the bookstore.


  • Books must be in "like new" condition with a no more that 15 pages of highlighting and no water damage or torn pages.
  • A photo or student ID is required for all buyback transactions.
  • Information on which books can be bought back by the bookstore is only available on buyback dates.

Buyback is in the Iroquois Room (Room D152), south of the College Center, in the Workforce Development Center.

Questions? Phone 815-802-8590

Jill Christy (left) and Linda Chouinard

Jill Christy                               
Bookstore manager               

Linda Chouinard