Book Charge Program

NIU students who receive financial aid have a convenient method of buying books and school supplies at the beginning of each semester. You can use your OneCard ID at either Huskie Books and Gear (815-753-1081) or Village Commons Bookstore (815-758-0613) to charge the cost of your books and school supplies to your bursar account. This puts the cost on the bill with tuition and housing that is sent home each semester. Please note that only students who are receiving financial aid can use this feature.

Semester Eligible Per-Semester Maximums Book Charge
Start Date
Book Charge
End Date
Spring 2021 up to $700 December 14, 2020 January 22, 2021

Huskie Books and Gear

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (currently not open to the public)

Book Delivery/Pick-up Options

Books will be shipped to the mailing address provided at checkout. Curbside book pick-up is available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 815-753-8668.

Book Returns

For instructions on how to return books, please visit Huskie Books and Gear return policy


Village Commons Bookstore

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (currently open to the public with face mask and social distancing)

Book Delivery/Pick-up Options

Books will be shipped to the mailing address provided at checkout. Curbside book pick-up is available by text or phone at 815-758-0613 during business hours. For more information, please visit VCB COVID-19 update.

Book Returns

Return your purchase via curbside service or mail or contact VCB at books@vcbs.com or 815-758-0613

Contact Us

OneCard ID Services
Founders Memorial Library, room 104
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-9569

Email: onecard@niu.edu

Business Hours

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