A new program from the bookstore will automatically deliver required books to students’ rooms.
The service is called Textbook Butler. When students enroll in classes, Textbook Butler receives a book order from the professor.
The books ship directly to campus and are delivered to the student’s room before classes start, with no extra fee for delivery. The books are charged to the student’s account. After a student receives their textbooks, the balance posts to the account.
“It will help students and I really think it would help teachers too,” Bookstore Manager Christina Chapman said. “They should appreciate it since their students will be prepared on the first day of class with this program.”
Incoming freshman are automatically enrolled in the program. Current students will have to opt-in to the program to use the service. Any student can opt out of the program or return unneeded books.
Students who use Textbook Butler can return or exchange books up to one week after delivery without penalty, and the credit will be returned to their student account. After the first week, a 15 percent restocking fee will be added to returned books. Students not in the program have 48 hours to return a book purchased from the campus store.
The default book preference on Textbook Butler is to rent required books. Once students have enrolled in their classes, book preferences can be managed at textbookbutler.com. Students can choose “buy new” or “buy used” as their Textbook Butler preference. Rented books can be purchased later.
“I will for sure take advantage of this program since it is so easy and convenient,” said McKenna Murphy, mass communications freshman.
“The first year they wanted to see how just adding the student charging would impact students and we had a lot of students take advantage of it,” Chapman said. “They wanted to see what the next step was in making the process even easier for students and that was Textbook Butler.”
Any time a student has a scholarship or financial aid, they will use that money to pay for the books before charging any additional amount to the student’s account, Chapman said
For more information, contact the campus store at 405-208-5112 or firstname.lastname@example.org