Campus Stores

North Island College Campus Stores provide a wide range of services to the NIC community, with locations at the Campbell River, Comox Valley and Port Alberni campuses. The NIC Stores support our students by providing books and other learning resources, NIC swag, school and art supplies and so much more. We have merchandise arriving throughout the year, so check in, say hi to the campus store staff and see what’s new.


To ensure you get the correct resources it is important that you know your course code and section number. Instructors at North Island College determine which textbooks will be used each semester, and these required resources can vary by instructor/section number.

The easiest way to have this information available is to keep a copy of your registration form handy. The bookstore staff are not able to look up registration information.

In most cases texts are available a few weeks before the beginning of each term. We encourage students to come in early to avoid lengthy line ups in the stores. If you do not see the resource you are looking for, please ask a store clerk for more information.

For distance textbook order and shipping status inquires please contact the warehouse at 1-800-715-0914 (ext. 4027) or email

Book Search

Go to Book Search to get info and pricing on books.

Purchase Digital Course Materials

Redeem Code for Digital Materials

Distance Learners

Distance learners registered in flex/lockstep/web classes need to order books using the distance student book order information.

Return and Refund Policy

  1. The original sales receipt must accompany all returns.
  2. Returned items must be in unread and unmarked condition to qualify for a refund. This includes scratched covers, bent corners and bent spines. Texts damage easily, please take care.
  3. Returns will be accepted up to two weeks (14 calendar days) after the original date of purchase.
  4. Students that withdraw from a course will be granted permission to return texts outside of the return deadline with a Registration Statement indicating they have been withdrawn.
  5. NO RETURNS are permitted on any shrink-wrapped items if shrink-wrapping has been removed.
  6. Purchases made on credit/debit card will require the original card for a refund. Cash may be refunded to a debit card or by cheque if cash is not available.

Campbell River Bookstore

Comox Valley Bookstore

Port Alberni Bookstore

Mixalakwila Bookstore

For textbook or merchandise questions please contact the Mixalakwila campus at 250-949-7912, ext 2860 between 9 am - 4 pm Monday to Friday.

* The bookstore is open for extended hours during the Fall and Winter semester start up. Please contact the bookstore for extended hours and dates.