Our Laker Book Bundle gives you access to all of your course materials, no need to shop around!

Receive all your course materials before the first day of class
Save 35-50% on the cost of course materials each term
Benefit from a highly personalized concierge service

How it works

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Register for classes

Upon registering for courses, you will be automatically enrolled into the program. Once you've successfully selected your courses, the bookstore will start preparing your order.

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Verify your order

Starting 30 days before the first day of classes, you will receive an email to verify your order and select your fulfillment preference. 

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Receive your textbooks

An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships. Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) via Blackboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the LAKER Book BUNDLE?

Laker Book Bundle is a course material model that lowers the cost of materials for students and ensures students have access to all of their required course materials on or before the first day of class. Through this new program, physical books will be conveniently packaged and provided to students on a rental basis, and digital materials will be delivered directly within Blackboard. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return their physical course materials to the bookstore.

What is included in the program?

The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and digital textbook versions to eligible students.

What is excluded from the program?

The program does not include consumables that cannot be returned and reused such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kits, engineering kits or nursing kits.

Which Students have access to Laker Book Bundle?

Currently, the program is available to all students (grad, undergrad, full-time & part-time) with the exception of pharmacy and specialized coursework such as Independent Studies, Practicum, Thesis, and Fieldwork.

How do I enroll in the program?

All eligible students will be automatically enrolled in Laker Book Bundle.

How Do I Pay for my TextBook Rentals?

There will be a line item charge of $22.50 per credit hour on your student account. This can be paid in the same manner in which you pay your tuition.

Can I buy my rented textbook?

Yes, the program provides you with the option to purchase textbooks at a reduced rate during the return period.

Do I need to return books if they are for a continuation course?

Yes, you will still be required to return continuation course textbooks. You will be issued the same title for the next semester of the continuation course.

When are my textbook rentals due back to the bookstore?

The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the last day of finals. Students will receive email reminders about the rental deadline to their email address. 

What happens if I do not return the books by the due date?

Rented materials not returned by the rental return date or returned on or before that date not in salable condition will be subject to non-return processing fees equal to 75% of the new book price (at the time of rental) plus a 7.5% non-return processing fee. This amount will be billed to the student from Barnes & Noble and will need to be paid to Barnes & Noble directly.

Can I Opt-Out of the Laker Book Bundle?

Yes. Please sign-in using this link to opt-out.