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.

Finding Required Course Materials

To find out which books and materials you will need for each course, you can:

  1. Select one of the following class schedule links, locate your class in the list, and then select the "Textbooks" link for your class.


  1. Log in to MyUMUC to access the Order Class Materials link via the MyAcademics tab.
  2. Under Order Class Materials in MyUMUC: A screen with your courses will appear, along with instructions on how to order your books.


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