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New Students


First of all we would like to welcome you to Southwest Tech and the Bookstore. We are your online and on campus place for textbooks, supplies, gifts and apparel. For on campus students, we also rent lockers for $10.00 per academic year.

As you begin your first semester there are a few things you might find helpful…

  • Whether you prefer to order books online or come to campus, you will need your current class list to ensure you are getting the appropriate books. We also have a "Get My Books" button that you can print out if coming to campus for your books. This will show exactly which books you need based on the classes you are enrolled in. This is available in your student portal on the Southwest Tech website under the MySWTC button. You will need your student login (1st three letters your last name and last four digits of your student ID number) as well as the password you used to set up the account.
  • If you are on a wait list for a class, we advise you not to purchase the book, as there is a restocking fee. Also, if you feel you may be able to “test out” of a class, have advanced standing or transfer credits for a class, we advise not purchasing the book for the same reason.
  • If you are paying for books in the store with cash, check or credit card (we accept Visa MasterCard and Discover), or ordering your books online you may order/pick up your books without waiting for vouchers to be available.
  • If you want to obtain books with financial aid you will need to sign a credit agreement on the student portal. This needs to be in place in order to receive a book voucher at the Business Office.
  • You can pick up your books once the vouchers become available, generally about 2-3 weeks before the start of the semester, but you can verify the date by calling the Business Office at 608.822.2309 or 608.822.2312 or by checking our Facebook page.
  • A book voucher must be obtained every semester. You will need to bring this voucher to the bookstore to put your books on account. Online students may obtain a book voucher by contacting the Business Office.
  • If you need additional books or supplies and want to add them to your account, you will be required to bring your student photo ID. This is required to protect you from any fraudulent charges being added to your account as we do not know every student by name/face.

More information:

Bookstore Checklist:

  • Official class list or  the "Get My Books" printout (or pull it up on a cell phone in the store)
  • Securing a method of payment to purchase books
  • Review the Bookstore return policy prior to ordering/purchasing books

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