Textbooks and Course Materials

At UMUC, we are committed to saving you time and money by reducing or eliminating the need to purchase textbooks and other course materials.

Course Materials for Undergraduate Classes

All undergraduate course materials are available for free within the online classroom as soon as your classes start. Depending on the course, these open educational resources may include electronic textbooks, websites, or a social bookmarking platform that allows you to discuss, share, and review information relevant to the course. Your instructor can customize these materials to be more relevant to your course and ensure they're up to date with the latest industry information.

Course Materials for Graduate Classes

Starting in fall 2016, all graduate course materials will also be available for free in the online classroom, just like the undergraduate course materials. Between now and then, you may need to purchase textbooks or course materials for your graduate courses using the following steps:

  1. Find each of your courses in the Graduate Schedule of Classes, and then select the "Textbooks" link for each course to determine which books and class materials you'll need.

  2. Order your books through our online bookstore, MBS Direct, which guarantees the availability of new and used inventory, shopping discounts for online orders, no sales tax, and an easy return and buyback program.