Most online courses do require textbooks, which should be purchased through MBS Direct. Be sure to verify the title, edition, author, ISBN number, etc., that is listed for each required text in your class(es) and plan ahead to have your textbooks available by the start date of your course. Materials may also be purchased from MBS Direct via phone, fax, or mail:
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When ordering textbooks over the phone, identify yourself as a UW-Extension student, specifying your program of study (Sustainable Management) along with the course numbers and titles to identify your courses and texts.
New or Used Text?
In most cases, you have the option to purchase a new or used textbook. When purchasing a used text, please note that some textbooks require students to have a special code to access required supplemental materials. These codes are often not available with used texts but they can be purchased separately. If you purchase a used text, refer to your course syllabus and then purchase this code if needed. You will need to purchase the code through the book’s publisher.
What Are eBooks?
If you are considering purchasing an eBook, read through the FAQs on the MBS website.
When your textbook is available as an eBook, you will see that option listed at the MBS Direct website. An eBook is an electronic version of a traditional print book that can be read by using a personal computer. Be sure to download your eBooks on the computer you intend to use and not on shared or lab computers. Once an eBook title has been downloaded, it cannot be returned.
What Is the MBS Return Policy?
Go to the MBS Return Policy FAQs to read about their return and book buy-back policies.
May I Purchase Texts from Other Vendors?
You are welcome to buy your books anywhere; however, it is your responsibility to obtain the correct book (and appropriate edition) that is listed for your class. Be very careful to use the exact ISBN numbers to ensure you have the correct edition of the text. Allow enough time for delivery to ensure your books arrive by the start of your course. UW-Extension is not responsible for texts purchased through another vendor. Please review the return and book buy-back policies when purchasing.
Still Have Questions?
If you have any questions about your textbooks, please email email@example.com or call 1-877-895-3276.