Welcome To the Iowa Lakes Campus Store

The Iowa Lakes Campus Store provides Iowa Lakes students with everything needed to succeed at Iowa Lakes - textbooks, Laker gear, gifts, school supplies, and more! The Iowa Lakes Campus Store is conveniently located on the Emmetsburg and Estherville Campuses and our campus store staff is ready to assist students with purchases, package shipping and delivering, and general questions.


Textbooks & Course Materials

Students can order their textbooks through the MBS Online Textbook Store.  The Emmetsburg and Estherville Campus Stores have some custom course textbooks available.  Notes to this effect are listed on the Online Textbook Store.  Nursing and Aviation students, in particular, should check with their Campus Store prior to purchasing books for these courses. 

refund policy

Textbooks ordered through the MBS Online Textbook Store must be processed AND returned through the MBS Online Textbook Store. Students can sign into their MBS Online Textbook Store account for information on return/refund processing. Students can also contact the MBS Customer Service number at 800-325-3252 for any return issues or questions.  Full refunds are issued by MBS for courses cancelled by Iowa Lakes.  Refunds for other course textbook returns will vary.  E-Text or Access Code items are typically not refundable.  Students should keep all books, papers, and boxes for books shipped to them via MBS for return use. 

Students can bring their MBS return order to the Campus Store for return shipping ONLY IF the books are in a sealed box with a prepaid return label on the box.

Refunds for books/items purchased via the Campus Stores will not be issued unless the student has an add/drop slip signed by their advisor or if the class is cancelled.  Refunds can only be issued for items that are returned unmarked and/or unopened.  Receipts are required.

Textbook Buyback

Textbook buyback is available to students during the year and is completed through the MBS Online Textbook Store account. 

Students should log into the MBS Online Textbook Store account used to order textbooks at the beginning of the term and follow the instructions labeled “Sell Your Textbooks”. 

Once the textbook buyback instructions are completed, students will receive an email to their Iowa Lakes email account with information and instructions from  opens in a new windowVB@news.mbsbooks.comcreate new email . Be sure to check your Spam and Junk Email folders for textbook communication. 

Textbook Free Shipping Dates

Summer 2021: NO Free Shipping Dates

Fall 2021: July 26 – August 11. Books will arrive August 16 – 18.

Winterim 2022: NO Free Shipping Dates

Spring 2022: To Be Announced

Please Note: Free shipping is to Iowa Lakes Campus Stores only.


Emmetsburg Campus
3200 College Drive
Entrance 3

Estherville Campus
300 S. 18th Street
Entrance 1

Regular Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Noon)


Campus Store

Emmetsburg Campus
712-852-5251 or

Estherville Campus
712-362-6840 or

Contact us by Email