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, we have an even greater responsibility to lower the overall cost of course materials. Your bookstore is addressing this with 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.

If you use Cengage course materials, encourage your students to see if Cengage Unlimited could save them money and simplify their access. For $69.99, a student gets the entire library of Cengage eTextbooks for four months, as well as offline mobile access and at least 4 free hardcopy textbook rentals (they pay just $7.99 S&H per book.) If you assign Cengage online homework platforms, like MindTap and WebAssign, there is also a Cengage Unlimited option that includes access to all of them. Both options are available in the bookstore where all payment methods and special funding is accepted, and our pricing matches what is offered directly from Cengage.

When submitting your bookorder, just add your Cengage Unlimited preference for it to appear as an option with your course for your students. Your bookstore team is prepared and ready to assist with questions. You can also learn more at cengage.com/unlimited/instructor.