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Welcome to the Willmar Campus


  • Fall books will be available for purchase (online or in the store) beginning Monday, August 7.  Students may begin charging against fall Financial Aid funds.
  • Financial Aid/Agency/PSEO orders will be accepted online until noon on Friday, August 25.  All orders after this time must be for credit card only.
First time ordering your books online? READ THIS:
  • Click on "LOGIN" then "REGISTER HERE" to create a profile for browsing and shopping.
  • Your account number is your student ID number.
  • Please use a valid e-mail address.
  • When you place your online order, you will immediately receive an e-mail thanking you for your order. When we process your order, you will receive a 2nd e-mail telling you the order has been shipped or is ready for you to pick up. WAIT FOR THE 2nd E-MAIL!
  • The name listed on the "SHIP TO" must be the person picking up the books.  Also, a photo ID must be presented at time of pick up. 

Book Buy Back dates for summer semester:
Thursday, August 3 from 9-4
Friday, August 4 from 9-2

Bring all CDs and supplemental materials with your textbooks! Rented textbooks may also be returned during the book buy back.

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Bookstore hours are 7:45 to 4:00 Monday through Thursday and 7:45 to 3:00 on Friday.

The Bookstore is located right inside the front door of the Student Services Building (building A).

Important Dates:                                   

July 4
Independence Day/College Closed
August 3-4 Summer Semester Book Buy Back
August 4
Summer Rental Book Return Deadline
August 4
Summer Semester Ends
August 7 Fall Semester Book Sales Begin
August 21
Fall Semester Begins
August 25 Last Day to Return Fall Books for Full Credit
August 25
Final Day to Charge Books to Financial Aid
September 4
Labor Day/College Closed
October 19-20
No Classes
Oct 30-Nov 3
Bookstore Halloween SALE!
November 10 Veteran's Day Holiday Observed/College Closed
November 23-24
Thanksgiving Break/College Closed
December 4-15 Bookstore Holiday SALE!
December 11-15 Book Buy Back/Final Exams
December 15
Fall Rental Book Return Deadline
December 25
Christmas Day/College Closed
December 26 Spring Semester Book Sales Begin
January 1
New Year's Day/College Closed
January 8 Spring Semester Begins
January 12
Last Day to Return Spring Books for Full Credit
January 12
Final Day to Charge Books to Financial Aid
January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday/College Closed

Features, News & Events

Rent Books and $AVE
Ridgewater Bookstore is now offering BOOK RENTALS!  That's can rent your textbook and pay about 50% or less of what it would cost to buy it (on most books)!  Book rentals began fall semester 2011 with about 30 titles and was hugely popular.  It grew each semester and we now offer over 150 titles each semester. Get on board now! Titles will be listed on the website about six weeks before the semester begins and will be available to rent when online ordering begins for the semester.
Note: Rented textbooks need to be returned to the bookstore by the last day of the semester for which they're rented.  All book rentals must be secured with a credit card.  SUMMER 2017 RENTAL BOOKS WILL SHOW UP ONLINE BY MID-MARCH 2017.
Digital E-Books Are Available
The Bookstore has greatly increased the number of digital e-books available for purchase.  E-books are a huge money saver for students!  Convenient, good for the environment and your budget, accessible from your desktop and many mobile devices. Digital E-Books are an interactive learning tool you can use virtually anywhere!

Why should students buy their books at The Bookstore?
  • Convenience!! Order on-line or shop the store!
  • Guaranteed correct book. Only WE speak directly with the faculty regarding textbooks.
  • Easy returns while on campus.
  • Financial Aid, agency funding, and PSEO charging available.
  • Customer service! We have a face to which you can return if problems occur.
  • Used books can be examined before you purchase.
  • All profits go back into the college to provide direct services and to keep down tuition costs.
  • Potential of 65% savings on used books (when you buy used and resell for use at term's end).
  • Rental Books and E-Books offer a huge savings opportunity!

Note: Even with an ISBN, searching the internet for a textbook can be hazardous. A single ISBN can bring all manner of mis-represented products via the web--wrong editions, wrong packages, severely damaged books--and more. Too often, old editions, books without CDs, International editions, instructor's annotated editions or ancillaries are sent to students instead of the books they really need for classes.

The Ridgewater College Bookstore is the only place which can guarantee you will have the right book for your class!



Using our new ONLINE BUY BACK, you can sell your
book back at any time!  Pack and send your books free of
charge. Once your books are received, a check
will be mailed to you within 3 weeks.