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What is Brenau Book Bundle?

Brenau Book Bundle is a 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. After you register, the bookstore bundles all the books you need for your classes. Your book bundle can be picked up at the university bookstore on the Gainesville historic campus at 510 Washington St. SE, or shipped directly to your door for an additional flat $8 shipping fee. Ebooks and other digital materials will be delivered directly to your Canvas account when they become available. Rather than paying full price to rent each book, your student account will be charged a flat $20/credit hour. Since the cost comes straight from your student account it’s much easier to apply your financial aid. At present, this program is only available for undergraduate students.

How does it work?

  1. Once you register for classes, the campus bookstore will begin preparing your course materials.
  2. One month before classes start, you’ll receive an email asking you to select your delivery preference (in-store pickup or shipped directly to you).
  3. You will receive an email notification when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships
  4. Your digital materials will be delivered to your Canvas account.
  5. Beginning ten days prior to the start of classes you can choose to opt out.
  6. The opt-out period is open through the end of drop/add.
  7. You can choose to opt out of the program by visiting the portal.

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.

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.

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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). 


How much does it cost?

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


Who is eligible for the Brenau Book Bundle?

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 international programs.


How do I pay for my books?

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


What is included in the program?

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


What is excluded from the program?

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


Can I choose which classes to use the Book Bundle for?

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


How do I enroll in the program?

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


I live on campus. Where should I have my Book Bundle shipped?

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.


Can I write in my book?

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.


When are my textbook rentals due back?

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


How will I return my books?

All books delivered through the program can be returned in-person to the campus bookstore or shipped to the campus bookstore using a pre-addressed return shipping label.


Do I need to return books if they are for a continuation course?

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


What happens if I don’t return my books?

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


Can I buy my rented books?

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


What happens if I never verify my order?

Digital materials will be delivered to you through Canvas and physical books will still be available at your campus bookstore.


If I never pick up my books, will I still get charged?

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


Can I opt out if I’ve already picked up my books?

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.


What if I drop a class?

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, the bookstore will swap the required books and codes, so you’ll have what you need.


What happens if I receive the wrong books or the books never arrive?

Contact your campus bookstore immediately and explain the issue.


Who can I contact for questions about my order?

If you have any questions about your order, contact Brenau’s bookstore manager Dustin Corbin at