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Coastal Books+

Our Coastal Books+ program gives you access to all of your course materials, no need to shop around!

  • Receive all your course materials before the first day of class
  • Save 35-50% on the cost of course materials each term
  • Benefit from a highly personalized concierge service

     

    HOW IT WORKS

 
REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Upon registering for courses in selected programs, you will be automatically enrolled into the Coastal Books+ program. Once you've successfully selected your courses, the bookstore will start preparing your order.

 
VERIFY YOUR ORDER

Starting 30 days before the first day of classes, you will receive an email to verify your order and select your fulfillment preference. You can also click here to verify your order.

 
RECEIVE YOUR TEXTBOOKS

An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships. Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) within Canvas.

Coastal Books+ FAQs

Coastal Books+ is a course material model that lowers the cost of materials for students and ensures students have access to all of their required course materials on or before the first day of class. Through this new program, physical books will be conveniently packaged and provided to students on a rental basis, and digital materials will be delivered directly within Canvas. Costs will be a $24 per credit hour fee. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return their physical course materials to the bookstore.

  • Register for your classes and the bookstore will start preparing your course materials
  • One month before classes start, you will receive an email instructing you to select your delivery preference (in-store pickup or shipped directly to you)
  • An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships
  • Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) within Canvas.

Coastal Books+ provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and digital textbook versions to eligible students.

Coastal Books+ does not include consumables that cannot be returned and reused such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kits, engineering kits or nursing kits.

All eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the Coastal Books+ program.

While it is NOT recommended, students have the option to opt-out of this program. Opting out means you will not receive access to your required course materials in a convenient package at a discounted rate.

Starting 14 Days before classes start, you can the opt-out by going to the Barnes and Noble College (BNC) Opt-Out Page then log in with your OneACCS credentials. The deadline to opt-out is September 5, 2022.

Students will be responsible for purchasing their required course materials through the bookstore.

The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the last day of finals. Students will receive email reminders about the rental deadline to their email address.

Detailed instructions for changing your status to opt back into Coastal Books+ will be provided closer to the start of classes. Please be aware you must make your final selection by the last day to add a class in each semester. Feel free to reach out to bookstore@coastalalabama.edu or 251-580-2211 with any further questions.

Yes, the program provides you with the option to purchase textbooks at a reduced rate during the return period.

Yes, you will still be required to return continuation course textbooks. You will be issued the same title for the next semester of the continuation course.

Students will receive emails and phone calls from the bookstore to remind them to verify their order. If the student does not opt-out, their materials will be held at the bookstore and their student account will be charged.

Yes, if the student does not opt-out, their materials will be held at the bookstore and their student account will be charged.

You may return the book to the bookstore on the same terms and timelines currently in place. If you drop a class and enroll in a different class, the bookstore will “swap” the required textbooks/codes so that you have what you need.

Yes, you will have 48 hours to return your textbooks. If you do not return the textbooks, the charges for the bundle will go back onto your student account.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday : 8:00am -5:00pm
Friday : 8:00am – 1:30pm

Contact Information

bookstore@coastalalabama.edu
Phone: 251-580-2211

Mailing Address

1900 U.S. Highway 31 South
Bay Minette, AL 36507