What is Brenau Book Bundle?

Brenau Book Bundle is a Barnes & Noble First Day Complete rental program designed to help save you time and money, and ensure you have your course materials on or before the first day of classes. This is an equitable access program made as a convenient and cost-effective solution for success. 

How much does it cost?

Rather than paying full price to rent each book, your student account is automatically charged a flat $20/credit hour fee. Since the cost is directly applied to your student account, it’s much easier to apply your financial aid. This program is only available for undergraduate students.

How does it work?

After you register, the bookstore bundles all the books you need for your classes. One month before classes start, you will receive an email instructing you to select your delivery preference: in-store pickup on the Gainesville historic campus or shipped via UPS directly to you for an $8 shipping fee. Ebooks and other digital materials will either be delivered directly to your Canvas account, sent through email, or a code may be printed on a card from the publisher.

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Is Brenau Book Bundle right for me this semester?

In addition to the convenience of having the correct books assigned by your instructor automatically bundled for you, in most cases Brenau Book Bundle can save you money as well.

The Brenau Book Bundle program will save you money when the cost of renting your course materials is more than $20/credit hour.

EXAMPLE

If you’re taking two three-credit-hour classes this semester and each class has a textbook that will cost $100 to rent, then Brenau Book Bundle will save you money.

Renting books directly: 2 books x $100 = $200
Brenau Book Bundle: $20 x 2 classes x 3 cr. hrs. = $120

If your books are inexpensive, or the courses you’re taking don’t have any textbooks, Brenau Book Bundle may not save you money.

How do I opt out?

The opt out period begins 10 days before the first day of class and ends on the last day to add/drop a class.

If Brenau Book Bundle isn’t the right decision for you, you can choose to opt out by visiting the portal. Once you select this option, you’ll receive an email confirmation about your choice. You can opt back into the program by visiting the link within this confirmation email anytime within the opt-out period (10 days before class starts through the end of Drop/Add). 

FAQ

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Every situation is different. It’s best to contact the bookstore immediately:

Brenau University Official Bookstore
510 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone (770) 534-6208

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Brenau Book Bundle costs $20 per credit hour. If you are enrolled for 15 hours during a semester, your book bundle will cost $300.

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Right now the Brenau Book Bundle is only available for undergraduate students. This includes online, Norcross and Gainesville undergraduate students, but does not include Dual Enrollment, Early College or specific programs.

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All costs are applied to your student account as a per credit hour charge.

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The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and digital book versions.

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The program doesn’t include consumables that can’t be returned or reused, including lab goggles, art supplies or any type of scientific kit.

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No. The Brenau Book Bundle includes all classes you are registered for as part of the bundle.

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All eligible students will be automatically enrolled in Brenau Book Bundle.

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As a residential student you should select to pick-up your books at the Brenau Bookstore at 510 Washington St. SE, right next to the Admissions Office. This option is free and convenient. Please do not have your books sent to your campus mailbox.

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Yes, normal-use highlighting and writing is permitted. However, the bookstore can refuse to accept your rental book if it is not returned in good condition. Good condition will be judged by the bookstore alone, and generally means book spine intact, no excessive damage to cover or contents, all original pages intact, all original components present, and no excessive highlighting, writing or other markings. If the bookstore determines your book to be not acceptable for return, then you will be charged for a replacement copy and a non-return processing fee.

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The last day of finals is the deadline to return all rental materials. You’ll receive email reminders about the rental deadline.

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Yes, you still need to return continuation course books. You’ll be issued the same title for the following semester.

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Barnes & Noble College will work directly with those who don’t return their books before the deadline. Students may be billed with replacement charges.

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Yes, you’ll get the option to purchase your textbooks at a reduced rate during the return period.

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Digital materials and physical books will still be available at your campus bookstore, but you must still make a selection.

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Yes, if you don’t opt out of the program, your materials will be held at the campus bookstore, and you’ll be charged.

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If the opt-out period is still active (10 days before class starts through the end of Drop/Add) you may still opt out. After opting out you will have 48 hours to return your books.

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The deadline to return a book for the semester is the last day to add/drop a class. If you drop a class and enroll in a different one, you must update the order and make a selection in your bookstore account. The bookstore will swap the required books and codes, so you’ll have what you need.

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Contact your campus bookstore immediately and explain the issue. Materials are shipped via UPS, and a tracking number is provided in your email confirmation and account.

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If you have any questions about your order, contact Brenau’s bookstore manager Dustin Corbin at dcorbin@bncollege.com or 770-534-6208.