Ordering Convenience

Your Online Bookstore already makes it easy for your students to order the course materials they need, but why not make it even easier? These ordering enhancements are designed to optimize student convenience and increase ordering accuracy, while providing a variety of available options to help them save.

Direct Success

By bundling course material costs with tuition, Direct Success ensures students will have the right books before classes begin, without having to place their own orders. This is a popular choice with private sector schools and universities.

Determine if your school is ready for a course material fee program

CourseLinks

CourseLinks makes the ordering process easier for students by using basic scripting to link them directly to their course listing within your Online Bookstore so they can easily find and purchase their course materials. The flexibility of CourseLinks allows you to integrate it within the registration process, your online syllabus or anywhere in between.

Shop by Schedule

Shop by Schedule simplifies the ordering process for students. After logging into their Online Bookstore, students will immediately see a pre-populated list of all the course materials associated with their schedule. Not only does this allow your students to spend less time ordering, but is also helps to ensure they receive the right books.

Read how Shop by Schedule streamlined ordering for Cape Henry Collegiate families

Integrations

Easily manage student data with SIS integrations. Registrar and student financial aid information is quickly transferred offering less data entry.

We're able to seamlessly populate your students' LMS with purchased digital content giving them access to all course content and information in one location. Give your students the utmost in convenience when accessing their digital content.

Used books

We keep nearly 6 million used copies in our inventory at peak times, ensuring your students will get the exact book they need at a reasonable price.

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Guaranteed Buyback

Exclusive to MBS Direct, Guaranteed Buyback titles, when combined with used books, offer the best value. Students will see their total cost of ownership upfront.

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Rental options

Rental options provide your students with upfront savings on the digital or print materials they need.

Read why rental and digital options were factors in Goldey-Beacom's decision to move from a physical bookstore to an online one

New books

Our numerous relationships with publishers of all sizes help ensure that your students will have access to the latest editions of their course materials.

Marketplace

Connects your students to private vendors to create a more diverse shopping experience where they can save up to 95%. Allows your school to include more offerings on your branded site, as well as increase store traffic through the engagement of price-sensitive students.

Read how Marketplace savings boost Granite State textbook sales significantly

Digital options

The way that students learn continues to evolve every day. MBS Direct lets you keep pace with these changes by providing access to more than 425,000 digital titles, including a wide selection of eBooks and courseware delivered as access codes. Scroll down to learn more.

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eBooks

Digital versions of textbooks, known as eBooks, offer savings of up to 80%, greater portability and added learning functionality.

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Alternative / Interactive Content

Faculty choose alternative content to lower costs, engage students and for more flexibility and customization than a textbook traditionally offers. MBS Direct offers a multitude of alternative content options from several providers.

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OER

By definition, Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials that reside in the public space, are free and can be repurposed. Many schools are looking to OER to lower costs and our Digital Content Solutions Group will work with your institution to research these alternatives. Several platforms available through MBS Direct allow your faculty to curate and distribute open materials.

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Faculty Created

Faculty-curated resources enable educators to customize their course materials to precisely reflect the curriculum and save students money. We have several platforms available including eTextBuilder, LAD, XanEdu and Skyepack which allow instructors to easily find OER and commercial content and compile custom course packs.

Watch how easy it is to find resources and create custom course packs with eText Builder