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The Official Store of SUNY Potsdam

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The College Store will no longer carry textbooks.
You MUST pre-order all your textbooks in advance.


December 4: 1st day to order textbooks with FREE shipping to the College Store

January 8: Last day for FREE shipping textbook nomination

The College Store has partnered with MBS Direct (BNC Services) to provide a customized online bookstore. This bookstore is built around a course-driven system that ensures you order and receive the right book, right on time. Your textbooks and course materials are shipped directly from a state of the art warehouse that is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. Our books are covered by a flexible and concise common sense return policy.

As you purchase course materials, keep your eyes open for Guaranteed Buyback title. When you select these in-demand items, you will see a minimum amount you can expect when you sell your books back to MBS Direct. This lets you take into account the actual cost of owning a Guaranteed Buyback title.
Ordering Your Books:
  • Read all the important information BELOW in its ENTIRETY, before placing your order
  • Then click here: Order Books
  • Select your courses from your academic class schedule
  • View your course materials and select your preferred format
  • Check Out
  • Select Guaranteed Buyback titles and save up to 70% off your course materials
  • If you are using Bear Express or Ace Book Stipend click here    Not Available till Jan. 15th


The following items are not available on the MBS Direct web site and must be pre-ordered or purchased in the College Store.


Chemistry Lab Manuals, Biology Lab Manuals, Sheet Music, Oboe Reeds, Magnifiers, Task Stream and Rising Software.  If an item you are looking for does not appear as an option to purchase online that means either the professor has yet to order the item, or it has not yet arrived in the College Store. 



eBook Information:

eBook access starts the day it is activated. They are unreturnable after they have been scratched or activated. If you have questions please contact the bookstore.



Our customer contact center is open 24/7 ready to take your order or answer your questions. Call 1-800-325-3252, email [email protected]


Payment method:

Bear Express and Credit/Debit cards are accepted as forms of payment.

If you are using ACCES-VR, VA, or EOP you will receive an email from BNC Services [email protected] with the subject line: you have funds available. This email will give you instructions on how to log in, your voucher number and how to process your order.

If you do not receive this email about using our voucher system please contact us at 315-267-2006 or [email protected]


If you wish to charge textbooks to your student account (Financial Aid), you will need to set up a book voucher by filling out the Book Voucher Request form.   Book vouchers are  only valid for the purchase of textbooks using the MBS direct online ordering system.   You will only be charged for the amount of the books ordered that are in stock.


How to return your textbooks bought from BNC Services for the spring semester:

Textbooks ordered from MBS Direct: Customers have 14 days after the class start date or within 21 days of the date materials are shipped, whichever is later to return textbooks. Shipping costs are not refundable, unless through error of MBS Direct. Any original shrink-wrap or bundling must not be opened or removed in order to receive a full refund. You will log into your account (where you ordered your textbooks) and initiate the return. You will be able to print off the form needed to do your return as well as a return shipping label there. The cost of the return shipping will come out of the money your due after the book arrives back to the warehouse.  



Read our Frequently Asked Questions page or call us:


Before placing your order, or with questions about vouchers: 315-267-2006 | [email protected]


After placing your order: 1-800-325-3252 | [email protected]

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