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

The College Store has partnered with MBS Direct 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.


Winter Session Textbooks

Winter Session textbooks are now available; make sure you select Winter Session for your term. Textbooks are usually shipped within 24 hours of receiving your order and take 4 – 6 days for delivery (keep in mind there might be delays because of the holidays). Please do not request your order to be picked up at the College Store as we are closed December 23 – January 3.

Spring Semester Textbooks:

Spring Semester textbook are now available to order. Make sure you select Spring Semester session for your term. See below on ordering instructions.

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


The following items are not available on the MBS Direct web site and must be pre-ordered or purchased in the College Store. Returns on these items must be done at the College Store with your receipt by 4pm on Monday – January 24.


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. 



Important Deadlines:
  • November 22, 2021: Spring textbooks are available to order
  • January 2, 2022: Deadline for free shipping of Spring textbooks
  • January 22, 2022: Pre-ordered textbooks available for pick up

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:

At this time credit card is the only form of payment accepted. We hope to have Bear Express as a form of payment in the near future.

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 315-267-2995 [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. To use this voucher system, you MUST order your textbooks by midnight – Thursday – February 10. After February 10 you will have to use a credit card to purchase your textbooks.


How to return your textbooks bought 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.  

Course materials purchased form the College Store: Must be done at the College Store with your receipt by 4pm on Monday –January 24.



Read our Frequently Asked Questions page or call us:


Before placing your order, or with questions about vouchers: 315-267-2995          [email protected]


After placing your order: 1-800-325-3252           

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