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Saint Xavier University Campus Bookstore is a convenient and welcoming facility to both the University and the surrounding community. The 6,000-square-foot location in SXU's Shannon Center offers more than textbooks.  It carries an extensive line of gifts and greeting cards, as well as Saint Xavier sportswear, Cougar Spirit items, New York Times best-sellers, school supplies, candy and snacks.

The bookstore accepts cash, personal checks (current student ID required), Cougar Card (Flex, Cougar Cash and Financial Aid), Campus Bookstore Gift Cards, American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.

SXU Campus Bookstore Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The bookstore is closed most weekends, University holidays and June 30 each year. Extended hours are offered surrounding the start of spring and fall semesters.

Note: Please bring a printed copy of your course schedule with you to the Bookstore.  Our professional staff will assist you by offering full counter service.  You can browse the store as our staff locates and prepares your book order for you.  Orders placed on the web will be packed and waiting for you upon arrival.  The printed copy of your schedule will ensure that you receive the correct texts for your classes.

Rental Textbooks

We are offering students the option of ordering rental books online. The procedure is as follows:

  1. Select books as usual, adding rental books to your cart the same as you would new or used textbooks.
  2. At checkout, your total will include the rental fee. A MasterCard or Visa number is required as collateral.

Textbooks at Orland Park

Students at the Orland Park campus who wish to obtain their textbooks at Orland Park may order them online from the Chicago Campus Bookstore. When doing so, please indicate "Ship to Orland Park" in the note section of the online order form. There is no shipping charge for orders sent to Orland Park campus from the Chicago campus. 

To verify that your textbook order has been shipped to Orland Park, contact the campus at 708-802-6200.

Textbook orders are shipped from the Chicago campus to the Orland Park campus on a weekly basis.

Return Policy

Textbook returns will be accepted for a full refund, with a cash register receipt, within five business days from the original date of purchase or up to the drop date for the course -- whichever comes first.

If the student has dropped the course to which textbooks were assigned, he or she may return bookstore textbooks with a drop slip and cash register receipt up until the drop date for the course. If the course is dropped online, the Self-Service drop confirmation page must be printed and presented to the bookstore as a drop slip. The consumer is responsible for knowing the drop dates for their courses.

There will be absolutely no returns or exchanges on textbooks after the drop date for the course has passed.

Returned or exchanged merchandise and textbooks must be in their original condition, accompanied by a receipt and within the allotted timeframe.

There are no returns on trade or reference books.

Merchandise may be returned within 30 days of purchase.  Please note: All clearance items are "as is" and all clearance sales are final.

Ordering Textbooks and Merchandise Online

The bookstore website is a complete online store that offers textbooks, sportswear, supplies, software, gifts, alumni items and more. Visit it often to buy textbooks, check out new apparel or shop our clearance store.

After placing an online textbook or merchandise order, you will receive an email confirmation and a second e-mail when the order is ready for pick-up or has been shipped. The Chicago Campus Bookstore ships textbooks and merchandise via UPS for a small shipping fee or you may choose to pick up your order at our Chicago campus or our Orland Park campus. No additional shipping or handling charges apply to pick-up orders.