Students’ Choice

We provide your students with affordable course materials they need – when they need them – and in the format that works best for their learning style and budget. We know your students and faculty have an array of options when it comes to where they purchase and adopt their course materials. When you partner with Barnes & Noble College, they will choose their campus store as their first choice because of our industry-leading textbook solutions designed specifically to what really matters to them: Affordability, Choice and Convenience.

We know that students rank convenience, value and choice above all else when it comes to textbooks. It was the inspiration behind offering the industry’s largest range of textbook options (rental, digital, used and new) both in-store and online. Plus, we offer an easy and affordable way to purchase books with their school debit cards and student financial aid.

Our promise to deliver an unmatched retail and digital learning experience and our goal to bring students the best value show through the educational content we deliver, offering faculty and students the convenience and affordable options they need while keeping valuable textbook sales on campus.

  • Textbook Rental Program

    Rental Fall2014Our textbook rental program is extremely popular with students across the country. Up to 80% of all titles are available for rent – with students choosing the rental option more than 50% of the time. Barnes & Noble College’s flexible textbook rental program has saved students nearly $1 billion since the program began in 2010. Schools that offer rentals keep more textbook dollars on campus. More »

    Registration Integration

    An innovative system that links the school’s course registration site with the bookstore’s website, Registration Integration lets students order textbooks online at the same time they register for courses.

    Cash For Books

    Cash for BooksOur Cash For Books program pays students up to 50 percent for their unwanted textbooks. On many campuses, students can even sell back their textbooks at remote buyback sites across campus at the end of the term.


    By using extensive faculty insights as the foundation, we are delivering a textbook adoption experience like no other. Our new online community, FacultyEnlightsm, combines search capabilities with product reviews and an engaging way for faculty to discover, adopt and deliver their course materials.

    Course Packs/Custom Textbooks

    Course Packs/Custom TextbooksMany faculty members today prefer creating their own textbooks, integrating their work with existing material. So we’ve partnered with XanEdu – the leading provider of course packs and custom textbooks – to offer attractive compilations, quickly and conveniently.

    NOOK Press™

    NOOK PressWith Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Press™, self-publishing is at your fingertips. The innovative self-publishing platform offers students, faculty and other aspiring authors a fast, easy and free way to write, edit, collaborate and publish the highest quality eBooks and directly distribute them to millions of avid readers. Authors simply upload their books, set a price and track sales activity.

    Distance Education

    Distance LearningOur exceptional e-commerce technology means that the world is your campus. We offer distance education students the same level of service and support as their on-campus student counterparts. So from studying abroad to learning at home in virtual classrooms, off-campus students receive materials as quickly and conveniently as possible.

    Student Financial Aid

    Student Financial AidWe provide a sophisticated, proprietary Student Financial Aid (SFA) platform that leverages cutting-edge technology to simplify the management of financial aid transactions – making it simple for students to get the materials they need and easy for administrators to work with us. Our platform works seamlessly with every financial aid system and all types of financial aid. More »