Buyback and Returns

Refund Policy

Books & Required/Optional Class Materials

The Spring 2014 Semester Book Refund deadlines are for purchases...

   Refund Deadline

       January 25, 2014 Receipt required

January 31, 2014 Only with proof of admissions drop slip, receipt is required

All other textbooks sales are final

Proof of registration and receipt required!

After that date, all book sales are final. 

There are no exchanges or refunds on textbooks or class materials that do not fall within above dates.

Receipt is required for all refunds. New books must be in mint condition. If not, 75% of the new book price will be refunded. For short term courses, refunds will be given on books during the first five days after class begins.


Merchandise must be returned within 15 days of purchase to receive a refund when all conditions are met. All merchandise must be in the same condition as purchased and in original or sealed packaging. Receipt is required.

Non-returnable items include: computer disks, college catalogs, opened art kits, opened software, edible items, magazines, SWC Custom Publishing, online access codes, Lab Books or Manuals, and items marked 'sale' or 'special'.

Please see in-store refund policy for complete details.

You must have your receipt to receive a refund on any purchase!

Note: There is a $25 fee on all returned checks. Those deemed uncollectable may be submitted to the State of California CoTop Program.

Buyback Policy

The Campus Store now buys back used textbooks on a year round basis!

Do you have used books that you no longer need? Could you use some extra cash? No receipt is required to sell back books, but you will need to present your SWC ID.

Up to 50%  you bought the book used and will be paid under the following terms:
1. The book must be continued in use for the next semester at SWC (based on faculty orders) and the bookstore has need for stock.
2.  No new edition has been announced by the publisher.
3.  Book must be in good condition  (underlining & highlighting permissible, no water/coffee damage).

 We do not buy back lab manuals, perforated books, custom published books, workbooks or books with computer disks. Also, we cannot guarantee the buyback of any book at any time and are unable to quote buyback prices over the phone. It is also our policy not to buy multiple copies of titles from individuals.

If your book does not meet our buyback criteria, we are often able to purchase titles on behalf of our nation-wide used book wholesaler, which resells them to other college and universities throughout the country. Price is set by the wholesaler and is based on national supply and demand.

To receive the best price, books should be sold at finals period, during the last two weeks of each semester!