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.

Beginning August 1, 2018, we will be providing another unique opportunity for students to save money through Cengage Unlimited.

Cengage Unlimited is a student choice option designed to lower costs and improve access to learning.  A Cengage Unlimited subscription gives students access to more than 20,000 digital products and 675 courses.  For more details on this exciting new subscription model you can go to: https://www.cengage.com/unlimited

  • Cengage Unlimited will be available to students through the bookstore which accepts all payment methods and special funding
  • The bookstore will offer Cengage Unlimited at the same price as from Cengage directly
  • Students using a Cengage Unlimited will be offered the opportunity to order a print-rental for ($7.99) the cost of shipping and the Cengage Unlimited print rental fulfillment process will be handled by Cengage directly

The bookstore will offer students the option to purchase Cengage Unlimited at $119.99. This option could prove to be a cost saving alternative for those students that will be using multiple Cengage titles in their courses.

As a faculty member, there is nothing special that you need to do!  You still submit your course material order to the bookstore, just include the CU access length along with the other course materials you will be using and the bookstore will continue to offer all of the affordable options available. 

If you are using a Cengage title and wish to let your students know of the potential savings, you should direct them to the bookstore where we can explain the benefits of the program and more.