Hammes Bookstore

inside the Hammes bookstoreThe Hammes Bookstore is located on the first floor of KCC's Riverfront Campus, on the far east side of the main building.


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

Fall 2014 Buyback Dates

Please note changes from previously published dates

Dec. 15-18: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Dec. 19: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jan. 6, 2015: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Textbooks for the Spring 2015 semester can be purchased beginning Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. We are expanding our rental offerings. Please check back for available titles and details. A photo I.D. is required for all textbook purchases and rentals.

The KCC Hammes Bookstore sells required textbooks, school supplies, greeting cards, and gift items, including KCC clothing. 

The bookstore accepts cash, checks, and Visa®, MasterCard® and Discover® cards. Receipts cannot be provided after the day of purchase.

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

Order online

Textbooks and other course materials can be ordered online at KCC's bookstore website. 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.

If you decide not to take a credit division course which you purchased a book for, 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 beginning date of the class to return the book with receipt and copy of schedule for a refund.


The bookstore purchases back select 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. You get money in your pocket and you help a future student buy them at "used" book prices -- it's a win-win!

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

Phone number - 815-802-8590


Jill Christy                                Linda Chouinard                   
Bookstore manager I                Specialist
815-802-8592                           815-802-8594
jchristy@kcc.edu                      lchouinard@kcc.edu