Spring 2020 Book Return Extension
The Lake Michigan College Bookstore is extending the textbook rental return date from May 4 to June 15 for 2020 Spring semester students. You may receive a blanket message from Barnes and Noble indicating May 4 as your return date, but rest assured, if you are still using your book rental, you have until June 15 before you are charged for the text. You can return them by UPS for free - learn how on the Barnes and Noble website.
If you have more than one order you can ship everything back together. Just be sure to put a note in the box with all order numbers so we can efficiently check them in. When shipping please make sure to use a sturdy box or padded envelope to ship back. Use packing material to fill any open space in the box so the books do not shift and become damaged in the shipping process. Newspaper is fine to use to as fill.
Find your nearest UPS drop off locations on the UPS website.
If you have questions or need your order number or email for the free rental label, email the bookstore at email@example.com with your full name.
If you taking classes through a program with Melissa Springsteen or Evy Houser please use the communication from them directly.
Summer 2020 Textbook Purchasing Online
This summer the LMC bookstore will be going online to keep as many people safe as possible and prevent further sickness. You will be able to purchase your books from the bookstore with free ground shipping to your home. These orders could take a bit longer to receive with the shipping delays that are going on these days. Please give yourself enough time to get these in before classes begin on June 8th.
If you will be using financial aid it will be available online from May 18 through June 15 only. If your course is using a free 14 day trial code you will need to purchase the full code before by June 15. Otherwise you will have to purchase out of pocket.
A Barnes and Noble College Bookstore is located at Benton Harbor and Niles Campuses (pick-up option at South Haven) to serve students' textbook and LMC gear needs. To order books, supplies, and educationally priced software, contact the bookstore through Barnes and Noble's LMC homepage.
In addition to class materials, the bookstore carries:
- college apparel and memorabilia
- school supplies
- class rings
- reference books
- computer software
- and, more!
Location & Hours
The LMC Bookstore is located on the first floor of the academic building on the Benton Harbor Campus, between the B and C Wings in room S-121, and at the Niles-Bertrand Crossing campus. A pop-up bookstore will be available on the South Haven Campus the first and last weeks of each semester, and a pick-up option is offered throughout the semester. Please contact the Benton Harbor campus bookstore for details and hours of operation.
Don't want to wait? Reserve your books now to get best selection on our used books. You can reserve with financial aid through WaveLink - click on the textbook list. If you are using Financial Aid, enter your Student ID under Financial Aid payment option.
LMC Bookstores may have adjusted hours when classes are not in session and extended store hours during peak periods to better accommodate your needs.
How to get your text books
- Visit or call the Benton Harbor or Niles-Bertrand Crossing campus bookstores (South Haven students contact the Benton Harbor bookstore)
- Order online
In addition to new and used textbooks, the bookstore carries rental and digital books, which are limited based on the publication of the book. Rentals can be paid for using all valid forms of payments, although a valid credit card must be used to secure the rental (or debit card backed by a major credit card). Rentals can be used through the end of the semester, but must be returned by the due date in re-sellable USED condition (highlighting and nominal note-taking is permitted.)
Return & refund policies
A full refund will be given in your original form of payment if textbooks are returned through the first week of class with a receipt. After the first week, you may receive a full refund with a drop slip and your receipt up to the last day to drop classes for a full refund.
Receipts are your responsibility; we do not keep copies and there are no refunds without a receipt. Also, textbooks must be in the original condition with all included materials. All merchandise, other than textbooks, may be refunded for up to 30 days from the date of purchase, with original receipt as long as that item is in its original condition. Refunds will be given in the original form of payment.
Exceptions: All software, CD’s, supplies and coursepacks may only be returned if those items are unopened and meet the requirements mentioned above. No refunds will be given on gift cards, prepaid cards, phone cards, magazines, opened merchandise and/or used merchandise.
Buyback: Textbook buybacks are available to current LMC students only, during exam weeks. Students are required to produce an LMC ID and may be asked to provide proof of schedule.