The CCSJ Book Rental Program

  • Traditional Programs - You may pick up your textbooks in the Library. Below is a schedule when the library will be open for textbook pick-up.

  • Accelerated Programs – ORMN & PSM
    Your textbooks will be delivered to your home.

  • Masters Programs – MAT, MSM, PSA, & PSY(MAP)
    Your textbooks will be delivered to your home.

  • Online Courses, click here

If you have not registered for Fall classes, you need to do that ASAP. Late registration will result in a delay in you getting your textbooks. If you register late, your books should arrive approximately 3 to 4 days later. Textbooks are specific to each student. We do not have extras.

Library Hours for
Textbook Return & Pick-up

Summer Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday - 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Wednesday – 8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Saturday – 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Sunday – Closed

Books

To review the status of your book order, view this PDF

Summer books Must be returned by Thursday, August 23rd at 4:00pm

Fall Books:

Accelerated & Graduate students should receive their books by August 4th. Traditional students may begin picking up their books in the Library beginning Monday, August 13th during normal Library hours.

Questions, please E-mail: books@ccsj.edu

For Students in Traditional Programs

  • Receive all the books you need for your classes for one low rental rate!
  • No ordering, no book vouchers; just pick up your books at the library pick-up point during the week before classes start.
  • Every student will have the right course materials on the first day of class, and every student will have the same texts – no delays while everyone orders books; no problems finding information. Classes will get off to a good start.
  • Despite this high level of service, the book rental fee is less expensive than current book purchases for most students.
  • The book rental fee is usually covered by financial aid.
  • If you decide to keep your book, you can purchase it at half the retail cost.
  • Otherwise, return your books to the library drop-off point at the end of the semester.
  • Dropping one course and adding another is no problem, though an additional fee may apply.

For Students in Accelerated and Graduate Programs

  • Receive all the books you need for your classes for one low rental rate!
  • No ordering, no book vouchers; all the books you need will be delivered to your home the week before classes start – IF you are registered on time.
  • Every student will have the right course materials on the first day of class; classes will get off to a good start.
  • Despite this high level of service, the book rental fee is less expensive than current book purchases.
  • The book rental fee is usually covered by financial aid.
  • If you decide to keep your book, you can purchase it at half the retail cost.
  • Otherwise, return your books to e-Campus using a convenient postage-paid mailing label at the end of the semester. You will print this from your ccsj.ecampus.com account. Please see the "How to access my rental book account and information" section below.
  • Dropping a course is no problem; you’ll receive a prepaid mailing label to return the books, just as you would at the end of the semester, though an additional fee may apply.


CCSJ Book Program FAQs


I think that I can do a better job finding books at a lower cost. Can I opt out of the CCSJ Book Program and purchase my own books at the lowest price that I can find?

No. The CCSJ Book Program is mandatory. The book fee is required of every registered student so we can be sure that all students have all the books they need on the first day of class.

What is the cost of the rental?

Full-Time Traditional & Accelerated Students (12-18 credit hours) $350.00 per semester.
Part-Time Students $30.00 per credit hour
Graduate Students (6-9 credit hours) $225.00
Any exceptions granted for classes over maximum semester hours will be charged an additional $30.00 per credit hour.

Where do I find my books?

Traditional students will be able to pick up their books one week prior to the beginning of classes from the library during regular library hours.
Graduate and Accelerated students will have their books delivered to their home. Please make sure your address is current. You can check your mailing address by accessing your ccsj.ecampus.com account. Directions below. Registering early is key to this process.

What happens if I drop or add a course?

When you drop a course, you need to return it to the library Book Rental Location for all students or via a pre-paid shipping label if you are an Accelerated or Graduate student. Please see the "How to access your textbook Account" section below.
If you add a course after books have been delivered:
Traditional students will pick up their new textbook approximately 3 to 5 business days after registering for the class in the library at the Book Rental Location.
Accelerated or Graduate students your new book will be sent to you, though an additional fee may apply. You must return the textbooks from the dropped course. You can print a pre-paid shipping label from your ccsj.ecampus.com account. Directions below.

Can I write in the book?

eCampus will accept a minimal amount of writing. It is up to their discretion. We suggest you use pencil and erase when done. If they do not accept the book, you will be charged 50% of the current publisher’s list price.

I really like to keep my books for future reference. Do I have to return my books at the end of the semester?

You would contact eCampus any time during the semester. They can be reached at 1-877-284-6744 or bookstore@ecampus.com

What happens if my book is lost or stolen?

The student will be charged 50% of the current publisher’s list price.

How will I pay any additional fees?

All additional book fees – for lost or stolen books or books you decide to keep – will be added to your student account.

How do I return my books?

All books must be returned within seven calendar days of the end of the semester.
Traditional Students will return their books to the Library where they picked them up.
Graduate and Accelerated students will print a pre-paid return mailing label from their ccsj.ecampus.com account. They may mail them back using the label provided or return them to the Library during regular library hours.

What if I require an Alternative Format textbook?

Students who have a documented print disability may request a copy of their textbooks in alternative format.
Please contact Cheryl Davis at 219-473-4321 or send an email to books@ccsj.edu. Alternate formats include e-text, audio, large print, Braille, or other formats. We will work to get texts in the format that works best for you. Requesting textbooks in an alternate format can be a lengthy process. Please be aware that although some texts can be acquired quickly, the process can take up to three weeks, so do not delay in submitting your request.

What if I get an “I”, incomplete grade for a course?

Beginning Fall 2018 if you need to keep the book to finish the course, you will have to pay for the book. It will be 50% of the retail value.


How to Access my Rental Book Account and Information

To access you rental book account with eCampus you must follow these steps. You cannot create your own account using your personal email, it must be your CCSJ email.

Rental Returns for Accelerated or Graduate students.

  1. Use Google Chrome
  2. Go to ccsj.ecampus.com
  3. Go to "My Account" login
  4. Use your CCSJ email that you use to log into your CCSJ email. Your login information in Email is different from your login in Blackboard.
    If you need help with your email login, contact Computer Services Help Desk at (219) 473-4366.
  5. Your password is your CCSJ student ID. You can change it once you have logged in.
  6. To return you rental either because a class was dropped or at the end of the semester, click on "Manage My Rental Returns" at the top of the page.
  7. Click on "Return at the end of Term"
  8. All the books assigned to you will be displayed. Click the box to the right of each book you want to return.
  9. Click on “Print Label and Complete Return” A packing slip and a pre-paid shipping label will appear.
  10. Place the packing slip inside your shipping box and place the label on the outside. You MUST have the packing slip inside the box in order for this return to be processed and avoid late fees.
  11. Take the package to the nearest UPS store and send it off.

Questions about the CCSJ Book Service?


(219) 473-4321
books@ccsj.edu