Eastern Iowa Community Colleges will be launching a new bookstore model this fall, one we are extremely excited to unveil in the coming months!

Summer 2024 – Online Bookstore

Starting April 22, you can visit and login with your EICC account. You’ll see a page listing the classes you registered for and the books and course materials you need. Select from physical and digital options, select delivery details, and check out. 

EICC’s on-campus bookstores have closed and we’re preparing to transition to an exciting new bookstore model in the fall. Until then, we wanted to make it easy for you to get your books from us, or you can purchase them from any vendor you choose. 

All purchases of $49 or more ship for free. Your materials can be delivered to your home or your campus. You can pick them up in the former bookstore.  

If you qualify for financial aid, you can “charge” your books. You can also pay by credit, debit, or a prepaid card. Or use PayPal, Google Pay, or Apple Pay. What is the Marketplace?  This is where students and vendors across the U.S. buy and sell books at a discount. On average, you can save about 60% on a Marketplace book. Please note, Marketplace items do not qualify for free shipping.

Yes, and we issue a refund if your book(s) are returned within 30 days of your order or two weeks after the start of the class. Most ebooks can be returned, and you have 14 days to do so. Marketplace items are not returnable. If you miss the deadline or ordered something that can’t be returned, you can post it for sale in Marketplace.

You can post your textbook(s) for sale on Marketplace. Some books get an instant bid from resale vendors. You can accept that bid and send it off to the buyer, or you can post it. Once your book is sold we direct deposit the funds into your bank account or you can choose bookstore credit (this option gets you an extra 5% back).


Starting Fall 2024 – Flat Rate Access Program

Most EICC students* can receive all of their course materials for a flat rate: $22 a credit hour. The EICC Bookstore - Flat Rate Access program can provide all of your textbooks, lab manuals, and more, before the first day of class each semester. 

For most students, this saves significant time and money. You know exactly how much your books are going to cost. The fee is added to your student account and covered by financial aid. If you have a tuition payment plan, your books get added in. You pay for them across the semester, not all at once.  Picking courses doesn’t have to be a financial decision that weighs on the cost of the textbook. And it feels good knowing this program is designed to be equitable for all, whether you are studying welding or business. And you’ll have everything in your hands before Day 1.  Education must be accessible to all, and the Flat Rate Access program moves us, and you, so much closer to that goal.

More details and directions will be available in Mid April.

Student FAQ

 This program automatically provides the course materials you need before classes even start. This eliminates the time and effort it takes to search for the textbooks you need.  For the 2024-2024 Academic Year, Nursing Students will not be part of the Flat Rate Program. 

Cost is one reason more and more students can’t afford required course materials. Through this program, and others like it across the U.S., on average, students save about 30%. Let’s make getting textbooks easier so you, and all of your peers, can be successful.

In the Nursing program, students buy a comprehensive textbook their first year and use it until they graduate. Not every textbook is purchased  each semester for the nursing program.  The college continue to work with the nursing program to explore the best and most cost effective way for students to purchase textbooks. At this time, for Nursing students, the best approach is Student Choice – online ordering.   

If you don’t opt-out of the program by the deadline, EICC will charge you $22 per credit hour, regardless of how much each individual textbook would cost if you purchased them separately. In that case, your cost would depend on which books/course materials your faculty adopted that year.

At EICC, all students pay the same rate for tuition, regardless of major. However, financial inequity remains when it comes to textbooks and course materials. This program ensures you have access to the same academic opportunities, regardless of your field of study.

Yes. If you choose to opt-out, you’ll need to purchase textbooks at current retail or resale prices from the online “Student Choice” bookstore or outlet of your choice. You can also easily opt back in if you change your mind. 

If this program doesn’t meet your needs, you can opt -out every semester. The opt-out page link becomes available when the term is active and you have registered for classes. You can also easily opt back in if you change your mind.

No, this program is all-in or all-out for each term. How does this work if I have financial aid?  The fee is added to your student account and covered by financial aid. If opting-out is a better financial decision, you can still charge your books and course materials to your financial aid if you purchase them from EICC’s online bookstore,

We will provide accessible materials. Any student with needs different than those adopted by faculty will automatically be provided.

Course materials are provided in the format requested by faculty. Your bundle could have a mix of physical and digital materials. Shipping is free.  

If you have any physical textbooks or manuals, those have to be returned before a refund is issued.

Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstores

Our partnership with Barnes & Noble will end in April. To help with staffing during this transition, business hours for the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore on the Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott campuses have changed, effective immediately:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: CLOSED
  • Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Bookstore will close on April 12.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Friday: 9 a.m. -  3 p.m.

Bookstore will close on April 12.

  • Monday – Thursday:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Friday: CLOSED

Bookstore will close on April 15.


The Urban Campus bookstore will close on Feb. 26. Students who need to purchase materials for the 2nd session of eight-week classes can do so at the Belmont campus.

Any materials related to the Spring 2024 semester will be available until the stores close in mid-April.

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