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Iowa Lakes Campus Store

Emmetsburg Campus Store

Campus Store
Course Material / Textbooks

Textbooks, basic necessities, clothing, gifts, computer software, and school supplies are available at the college Campus Stores on the Emmetsburg and Estherville campuses. A textbook buy-back service is available. The Campus Stores also provide textbook service to the Algona, Spencer and Spirit Lake campuses.

Books for each semester will be available by registration day.

Please have a copy of your registration form with you to assist in speeding up the purchase of books.

All purchases must be paid for by cash, check or credit card (Visa, Master or Discover). Vouchers are given only with approved Financial Aid, and are accepted only during specific times. Vouchers can be obtained at the Campus Business Office. Students should plan on $300 plus at the beginning of the college year for books. Notebooks, pencils, etc. may not be purchased on Vouchers. Checks will be accepted for the amount of the purchase only.

To avoid long lines and delays, plan on purchasing your books on your registration days at the beginning of the semester, as noted on the calendar.

There are NO returns unless you have an add/drop slip signed by your advisor, or if the class is cancelled. Receipts are required.

A full refund will be given up to the end of the 1st week of the semester if books are returned unmarked and components are unopened.

For courses dropped after the 1st week, books can only be returned at the end of the semester during Buy Back Days.  If you are unsure you need a book for a class, go to the first class, then purchase the book.

Buy back days are the last five days of each semester and the last day of each summer session. Your textbooks may include supplemental materials such as: CD, online information or power web, these must be included with the books when returned.

The Campus Store gives seven $200.00 scholarships for books for the Fall and Spring semester. Students must re-apply each semester.  

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