Purchasing Course Materials
Ordering Your Course Materials Online
In conjunction with MBS Direct, UMUC offers convenient online and mail-order shopping for required textbooks and software for online and on-site courses.
MBS guarantees availability of new and used inventory, shopping discounts for online orders, no sales tax, and an easy return and buyback program. MBS also offers discounts on bundled book packages for select courses.
Orders are shipped via UPS within 24 hours of receipt, Monday-Friday. Overnight and two-day delivery is available for an additional fee. Payment by personal check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover is accepted. Some employer contracts may be accepted.
- Visit MBS Direct and order your books today!
Finding Required Course Materials
To find out which books and materials you will need for each course, you can:
- Select one of the following class schedule links, locate your class in the list, and then select the "Textbooks" link for your class.
- Log in to MyUMUC to access the Order Class Materials link via the MyAcademics tab.
Under Order Class Materials in MyUMUC: A screen with your courses will appear, along with instructions on how to order your books.
University Book Center/Barnes & Noble offers purchase of most required textbooks and software online and via mail, phone, and fax, as well as at their College Park, MD store, for UMUC classes held on the College Park campus.*
University Book Center/Barnes & Noble
University of Maryland, College Park
Stamp Student Union
College Park, MD 20742
Students should call for additional information and store hours.
Phone: 800-343-6621; 301-314-2665
Walk-in students should inquire at the Customer Service Desk to obtain textbooks for courses. Most major credit cards and some employer-provided assistance documents are accepted.
* Students requiring course materials for online courses are encouraged to order online through MBS Direct.