Rock Valley College

Bookstore

While the Bookstore will accept in-person appointments, the preference is to serve students by phone, email, and online if at all possible. To schedule an in-person visit to the Bookstore, please call (815) 921-1680.

How to find the books for your classes:
 

1. Log into RVC Online Services
2. Under Academic Profile (bottom right), select “My Class Schedule and Textbook List”
3. Use the drop-down box and select the term
4. Once your schedule appears, select the “Text Books” button at the bottom of the page. This puts your schedule in the Bookstore website.
5. Select the item(s) you need and add it to your cart (you may need to scroll to the top or bottom of the page to add it).
6.  Go back and add supplies or other items you want/need
7. Click on the cart to finish checking out. We suggest creating a Bookstore account for ease of future use.
8. We ship from our store in Rockford unless otherwise noted, so you don’t need to choose upgraded shipping.  What get shipped out one day is usually out for delivery the next business day.

If you need to look at a class you are not registered for, you can use the textbook tab at rockvalleycollege.edu/bookstore.  Using the dropdown boxes, enter the term, department, course and section you are interested in seeing materials for.  Different sections use different books so please choose carefully.

Paying with FA~Link for Fall Books*
 

For students with money through the Financial Aid Office, typically Pell Grants, scholarships, and loans.

  • Use the directions listed above for "How to find the books for your classes."
     
  • During the checkout process, you will select the payment type of Financial Aid.  You will use your student id# without the “s”.
     
  • FA~Link does not pay for shipping so please either select the free shipping or attach a credit card to pay for the shipping.
     
  • You can attach a credit/debit card to the order if needed as well.
     
  • While you can place your FA~Link order now, it will be placed on hold with the other Fall orders.   FA~Link can be used Aug. 3 - Sept. 14, 2020.
     

Paying with Paper Book Vouchers for Books*
 

For Voc. Rehab students, DHS-ORS, Workforce Connection, SACN, and Sponsorship from the RVC A/R Office.

  • Use the directions listed above for "How to find the books for your classes."
     
  • During the checkout process, you will select the payment type of Voucher.  You will use the last 5 or 4 of your social security number based on what is written on the voucher. 
     
  • Vouchers do not pay for shipping so please either select the free shipping or attach a credit card to pay for the shipping.
     
  • Please work with your provider/caseworker/coordinator to make sure the voucher was emailed to sm687@bncollege.com so we can enter the voucher into our system.
     
  • You can attach a credit/debit card to the order if needed as well.

*If you have more than 1 form of payment (some items covered by FA~Link and some items covered by voucher), you will need to place separate orders for each form of payment.  While FA~Link & book vouchers will pay the book rental fees, you must still secure the rental with a credit/debit card that is not prepaid, no different than if you rented in the Bookstore.  Your card should not be charged unless you don’t bring the book back at the end of the semester.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Bookstore at (815) 921-1680 or 
sm687@bncollege.com

The Rock Valley College Bookstore is located in the lower level of the Student Center on RVC's main campus. Hours vary. Please visit this site often for the most up to date hours or check your RVC-Mail (RVC e-mail powered by gmail) for postings from the RVC Bookstore.

Please visit the RVC Bookstore's official website for more in-depth information, special offers, RVC gifts and apparel, and to shop for textbooks online.

The Rock Valley College Bookstore is located on the ground level of the Student Center