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 Huskie Books and Gear (815-753-1081) to charge the cost of your books and school supplies to your student bursar account. Effective summer 2021, Village Commons Bookstore is permanently closed. 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
Summer 2021 up to $350 Closed Closed
Fall 2021 up to $700 July 26, 2021 September 3, 2021 

Huskie Books and Gear

Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Friday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) 

Book Delivery/Pick-up Options

Books purchased online can be shipped to the mailing address provided at checkout or can be picked up in the store. 

Book Returns

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

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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