Lowering the Cost of Course Materials

Just like you, Barnes & Noble College is always striving to provide the lowest cost options for your students on the course materials required for their success.  For print materials, used textbooks are the format of choice for most students with rentals being a close second.

With the increased popularity of eBooks and interactive Courseware, driven by the Gen Z population who are entering our campuses today, we have an even greater responsibility to lower the overall cost of course materials. Your bookstore is addressing this with the launch of our First Day™ model. Providing you with an option to lower the cost on your required digital course materials.  The model provides access within the LMS to digital course materials on or before the first day of class at a reduced price that is included as a course material charge on the student account.  Please contact your Bookstore Manager for more details on this exciting program.

On August 1, 2018, we began providing another unique opportunity for students to save money through Cengage Unlimited.

If you use Cengage course materials, you may want to consider Cengage Unlimited as an option that could lower costs to your students if they are using multiple Cengage titles or when the other available options like Used or Rental total more than the CU subscription price.  ONE student subscription includes access to all Cengage online textbooks, platforms, study tools and more – in ONE place, for ONE price.

  • Cengage Unlimited is available to students through the bookstore — where all payment methods and special funding is accepted.
  • Cengage Unlimited in the bookstore is priced the same as it is if the student would order it directly from Cengage.
  • The purchase price for one semester of Cengage Unlimited is $119.99.  One year and two year options are also available.
  • Students using Cengage Unlimited with Cengage digital courseware can add a print-rental for $7.99 — free shipping.

When you submit your book order, simply include the course materials you are using but add the Cengage Unlimited access length (4-month, one-year, or two-year) that you would like made available to your students. We will continue to offer students all affordable options, in addition to Cengage Unlimited.

Your bookstore team is prepared and ready to assist students who have questions. You can also learn more at  https://www.cengage.com/unlimited