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Store hours Monday - Friday 8:30am-3:30pm. (Hours may vary during different times of the semester.  Please see main page for current schedule.  The store follows the academic calendar for holidays and days off.)

Select a topic below to view common FAQs in that section:

Ordering Textbooks and Course Materials
Inclusive Access ("First Day Program")
Financial Aid
Payments and Fees
Refunds and Returns

Questions About VA Education Benefits?

Ch. 31 education benefits cover the cost of all necessary textbooks, and up to $100 in school supplies. Ch. 33 beneficiates receive book stipends directly from the VA. To request hardcopies of an otherwise digital textbook, please visit the CCRI bookstore at the Warwick or Lincoln campus. 

For more information on Veteran’s resources, please see CCRI Veteran's Services Office website, and email [email protected] with any questions. For inquiries relating to VA certifications and benefits, please email [email protected].  

Ordering Textbooks and Course Materials

All lab kits are available based on your courses.  Go to 'Textbooks' and follow the on screen to directions to get your course materials including textbooks and lab kits.

Feel free to use the box your books came in or any other box, just be sure your book fits along with some packaging material and be sure to cover up all old labels, scan codes, and markings. Please use clean filler to avoid damage in transit.

You can also purchase boxes and other packaging materials at most mail centers, including UPS Stores.

Shipping cost can vary. For the Spring 2022 rush period, UPS ground shipping will be free 1/10/22-2/4/22. 2 day shipping is available for $15.00 from 1/18/22-1/31/22, for textbooks only.

We need general information including your address to set up an account.

Please allow 2-3 business days (Monday to Friday) to process your online order.

Yes, supplies are listed by catalog under School Supplies at the top right of our page. Nursing, Dental and Respiratory supplies are available under the Allied and Rehabilitative Health tab, also at the top of our page.


Inclusive Access ("First Day Program")

First Day Program, also known as Inclusive Accesses (IA) grants you access to all of your materials for the courses that opted-in on the first day of class.

  • All materials can be found in your CCRI Blackboard account under courses.
  • This will be listed as a BKCM charge on your tuition and fees bill.
  • You DO NOT need to purchase any additional material for the IA course(s) 

Need more help with the 'First Day Program'? Click here to view this video

The company updates their files every Monday, so if a student drops correctly or opts-out later that day or that week, it won't show until the next Monday.

If you dropped a course, please make sure to Opt-Out also.

Cengage Unlimited grants you access to all Cengage published titles for the time of the access code.

Financial Aid

We use the term ‘Financial Aid’ to cover any funds that are available to the students to use in the bookstore. This may include Pell grants, scholarships, awards, and loans. Students can check their financial aid balance by logging onto their MyCCRI MyCCRI login.

There is a period at the beginning of the semester when you can use your Financial Aid. You may charge books and school supplies in the bookstores after verification of awards has been posted to your account. Then the files are sent over to the bookstore for your use. You can log onto myCCRI to check your Financial Aid status.

Your Financial Aid covers your course materials including textbooks and supplies.  If you are shipping your course materials, Financial Aid usually covers the shipping charge.

Some 3rd parties may not cover shipping costs. If you have specific questions please contact the bookstore (401)825-2294.

When you have reached the payment option part at checkout, choose ‘Financial Aid.’  This payment option will charge your course materials and supplies to your Student Financial Aid account.  You will be required to enter a Credit/Debit Card as well.  If you do not have sufficient Financial Aid funds to cover your purchase then the difference will be charged to your Credit/Debit card.

If you have completed all necessary paperwork with the Financial Aid department, and have confirmed you have a Financial Aid award for the Campus Stores, you may need to authorize the funds to come to the Campus Stores.

  1. Log into your myCCRI account. MyCCRI login
  2. Click ‘For Students.’
  3. In the Financial Aid box click ‘Student Maintenance of Authorizations’ towards the bottom of the list.
  4. Select the current term from the drop down and click ‘Submit.’
  5. Select ‘Yes’ to both questions and click ‘Submit.’ The date and time will show at the bottom of the page once submitted.
  6. Please allow 24 hours for the funds to become available at the Campus Stores.

When paying with Financial Aid, your Account Number is your Student ID number.

Payments and Fees

A BKCM charge on your account is for an Inclusive Access material for 1 or more of your courses.

 Inclusive Access: is a method of providing access to digital course content when instructors are using interactive courseware platforms or e-books in place of printed text.

The program allows our campus to reduce costs in comparison to traditional print text, and ensures that every student has easy access to the content by the first day of class.

  • You can still request direct from the publisher discounted physical copies of the Inclusive Access Materials
  • You are able to “Opt Out” of these course materials and secure them on your own through other retailers other than the CCRI Campus Store. However, we ask that you check with your professor prior to opting out. The college has work diligently with your professors and the book publishers to bring you the best price.

When you place an order, a $1 charges is made to your card and then voided.  Your card will be charged when your items are packed and shipped.

The website does not deduct anything from your account at the time your order is placed. Your credit card will not be charged until the order is pulled and processed.

Due to item availability, items may be back ordered or cancelled at the time of processing.

  • Please check you email regularly  for your order updates, packing and receipts.

Yes. All your login and billing information is sent via encrypted SSL. The CCRI Bookstores will never sell or distribute any of your account information to third parties.

Refunds and Returns

Feel free to use the box your books came in or any other box, just be sure your book fits along with some packaging material and be sure to cover up all old labels, scan codes, and markings. Please use clean filler to avoid damage in transit.

You can also purchase boxes and other packaging materials at most mail centers, including UPS Stores.