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Bear Books

Our Bear Books program 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


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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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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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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) within your school's LMS.



What is the Bear Books Program?

Bear Books is a course materials fulfillment program that lowers the cost of course materials and ensures students have their required course materials on the first day of class.

How does it work?
  • Register for your classes and the bookstore will start preparing your course materials
  • One month before classes start, you will receive an email instructing you to select your delivery preference (in-store pickup or shipped directly to you)
  • 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) within LMS
Which students have access to Bear Books?

Currently, the program is available to all undergraduate 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 kids, engineering kits or nursing kits.

How do I enroll in the program?

All eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the Bear Books Program.

How do I opt out from participating in the program?

Students can opt out of the program by clicking HEREThat’s it, opting out is simple. 

For any questions that you may have or for more information, please contact:


How do I pay for my textbook rentals under this program?

All textbooks (hardback & softback) are considered rentals under this program and are billed as a fee for the course. These fees are applied to your final bill and will show up as "E-Textbook Fee". When your bill is paid in full, you are paying for your rental textbooks under this program.


What is included in the program?

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

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.

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

In the event that any textbooks are not returned to the bookstore by the deadline date, a hold will be placed at the University Bookstore and/or on the student's account for any non-returned product, until the fees due to the University Bookstore are paid in full. Additionally, your information may be submitted to a collection agency to recover replacement and late fees.

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.