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Online orders will ship on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week.
In Observance of Memorial Day, online orders will not ship until Tuesday, May 26.


Due to COVID-19, we are offering a virtual buyback this semester. If your book is eligible to buy back, you will receive a prepaid shipping label (free).  Once the wholesaler receives and accepts the condition of your book, payment will be sent to you.  To see if your book is eligible, please click on the link below.

 Activity Scholarship Students Only -  (Athletic, Music, Butler 2000, Agriculture, etc.)

Updated Activity Scholarship Book Return Policy

To avoid penalties and/or paying for your books, books are due back to the Bookstore no later than May 29, 2020.  You have two options for returning your books.  Please choose the one that is best and easiest for you.

  1. You may bring your books back to the El Dorado Bookstore.  The Bookstore will be open May 18 – 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday during this time (activity scholarship students only)The Bookstore will not be open to the general public.  In observance of Memorial Day, the store will be closed, Monday, May 25.  The Bookstore is located in the 1000 Bldg, Student Union.  You are strongly encouraged to wear a mask for safety purposes.  For the safety of our students and employees, we will be observing social distancing during this process.  As always, if you are not feeling well, have a fever or cough, please do not come to the campus to return your books.
  2. If you do not wish to drive to the El Dorado campus, you may ship them to the Bookstore (see address below).  Please be sure the package/box includes your name and student ID number to ensure that you receive credit for returning your books.  They will need to be postmarked no later than May 29, 2020.
Butler Community College
901 S. Haverhill Rd.
El Dorado, KS.  67042
Should you have any questions about this process, please call the Bookstore at (316) 322-3197 or email

Financial Aid FAQ

Financial Aid FAQ

If you have questions about using your financial aid in the bookstore, we have answers!

Q: What can I purchase with financial aid?
A: Textbooks - (1) Computer, tablet or laptop – calculators – USB drives – headphones – backpacks – pens/pencils – lanyards – notebooks/paper – study materials – computer accessories and more! Please call the Bookstore for additional information.

Q: When will financial aid be available?
A: You must first complete all financial aid requirements and have your awards finalized and ready for disbursement.  Prior to the start of the semester, finalized awards will be reported as an anticipated payment on  your student account.  Your available financial aid (excluding work-study) must exceed all other Butler charges on your student account before applying towards Bookstore charges.  You may use awarded financial aid no sooner than 10 business days prior to the start date of your enrolled classes each semester.  Please contact the Financial Aid office if you have questions about the status of your financial aid.

Q: What if I don’t have enough financial aid to cover the cost of my textbooks?
A: Check with the Financial Aid office to see if any other available aid can be accepted.  If no other aid is available, an alternate form of payment will be requested.  If you placed your order online, you will receive an email (via the email address you provided when you placed your order) to inform you of the situation.

Q: If I order online, when will my books be shipped?
A: Once Financial Aid has been approved, your order will be shipped within 24 – 48 hours.

Q: When is the last day I can use financial aid to cover the cost of textbooks?
A: It is not advised for a student to begin classes without the required books and materials.  You will be able to use financial aid to purchase books and supplies until the week prior to your scheduled disbursement for that semester.  This date may fluctuate due to individual course enrollment.  Please contact the Financial Aid office when enrolling in 12, 8, 5 or 4 week classes.

Q: How do I contact the Financial Aid Office?
A: You can email the Financial Aid office at or call 316-322-3121.