Scholars without Borders Help Centre

You should be able to find the answers to most of your questions here- see the list of FAQs on the right. In case a query is outside of that list, of course there is always email ([email protected]) which we will answer within 24 hours, or the telephone (+91-9971763322) which we will answer during working hours (ours).

Store Information

The SwB Store is divided into a number of ministores, each listing different products such as for Books, eBooks, Audiobooks, Music CDs, Documentaries, Journal Subscriptions, Educational Material Maps and so on. The Books Ministore is what we have started with, and from time to time we will add more.


Help center
How SwB works

The basic operation at Scholars without Borders is as follows: 

Once you have browsed our catalogue, 
    1. Choose the books you want. The price for each book is the list price in India, in Indian Rupees. (A currency converter is on our website for you to figure out what they cost in your local currency.)

   2. Choose the delivery mode you want. Within India we send books by Registered PRINTED MATTER. Outside India, AIR MAIL BOOK POST and AIR MAIL PARCEL are two possibilities. The difference between these is that the Indian Post requires that AIR MAIL BOOK POST packages be open on one side so that the books are clearly visible. AIR MAIL PARCEL can be completely covered. We pack books in clingwrap in any case, so being open on one side is not an issue…
   3. If you want books sent faster, Speed Post, DHL or UPS are also possibilities and charges for these are also at Indian rates.  You can choose Speed Post (namely the service offered by the Indian Post)  on the site, but for Courier, you will need to write to us.
   4. Choose the payment mode that suits you best: From either WITHIN or OUTSIDE India, we accept credit cards or direct bank transfer to either of our bankers. Here are the details. 
Full Name of company: Scholars without Borders Book Company Private Limited    
Account Number: 017105002203    
Bank: ICICI Bank, E 30 Saket, New Delhi 110 017, INDIA.    
Swift Code: ICICINBBXXX           

Full Name of company: Scholars without Borders Book Company Private Limited 
Account Number: 704866902    
Bank: Indian Bank, Aurobindo Place, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016, INDIA.    

   1. From OUTSIDE India, we also accept payments via Paypal. If you choose this option, we will send you a request within 24 hours.     
   2. WITHIN India, it is also possible to pay by (a) depositing a cheque in our favour in ANY branch of ICICI Bank. Please mention the account name and number very clearly on the deposit slip.
   3. We also accept DEMAND DRAFTS payable in New Delhi.
   4. If you must send an OUTSTATION Cheque (please don’t unless it is really unavoidable!) please add Rs 50. 
   5. Credit card payment is via the CCAvenue Gateway, which is a secure payment method. They charge a fee of 4% for each transaction.
   6. You pay for the books+shipping by Paypal, credit card, direct bank transfer, or cheque (please add Rs 50 for cheques drawn on banks outside Delhi), and we ship them out to you once we get the confirmed payment. This might take a few days for cheques, but it is immediate for the credit card payment. If you transfer funds to our bank account, send us an email along with deposit details.


It’s that simple. Really. 

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