First Day

First Day™ is Barnes & Noble College’s inclusive access model where digital course materials are provided in a particular course or program. This model supports our company’s goal to offer convenience and ease for our customers, deliver affordable options, and support student success by ensuring every student is prepared for the first day of class.
Our First Day™ solution can be applied to a single course, a specific department or program, a year of study, or to the entire curriculum.
What are the Benefits of First Day?
  • Single Sign-On – Students will have a single sign-on through the LMS on the first day of class with no additional access code required
  • Convenience – No need to shop around for the lowest price or navigate finding the right product
  • Course Material Charge – Payment is made as a material charge with the course and allows for traditional funding (student financial aid) to cover costs or delayed costs
  • Preferred Pricing – Below market value pricing that reduces the cost on required material
  • Value Print Option – Optional consumable value print version of the textbook to supplement online content made available in the local bookstore based on publisher availability
  • Consistency – Consistent first day of class delivery of digital content for students within a course
  • Compliance – DOE guidelines of below market pricing, delivery by the first day of class, and providing the students with an option to Opt-Out is all provided by Barnes & Noble College
  • Prepared for Class – Faculty are assured 100% of their students are prepared for class