You must have your textbook(s) BEFORE your online course starts. Textbook costs are not included in tuition and fees. Financial Aid is not disbursed until after the start of classes so those funds will not be available in time for you to purchase textbooks.
UW-Platteville’s official textbook provider for online courses is MBS Direct. By ordering through MBS, you are guaranteed to have the correct book for your course and can select from a variety of options including new, used, e-book, and rental depending on the textbook. MBS also has a Buyback program so you may have the opportunity to sell your books back at the end of the semester.
Order Your Textbooks
Visit our MBS virtual bookstore at:
- Click on the Order Your Books button.
- Select the term from the drop-down menu. Click Continue.
- Check the box next to each of your courses. Click Continue.
- View the required books and ordering* options.
*One option you will see for select titles within the MBS Direct virtual bookstore is Marketplace. If you choose to place an order through Marketplace, your order is being filled by another vendor, not MBS Direct. Therefore, first review the information on the MBS Direct Frequently Asked Questions page regarding this option. (To access the FAQs from the MBS Direct virtual bookstore, hover over Support in the upper right-hand corner of the webpage, click on Help, and then select Marketplace Orders from the list of FAQ’s.)
Please remember that although you can order from a different vendor, UW-Platteville isn’t responsible for those purchases. This includes orders purchased through Marketplace. To ensure that you purchase the correct textbook when purchasing through another vendor, search vendor sites using the ISBN and verify the title, author, and edition. Don’t order the international edition of your course textbook. While it might be cheaper, it won’t be compatible with your courses.
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