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Parson BooksPlus

Snead State’s Parson BooksPlus program supports student success by ensuring students have access to all of their course materials on or before the first day of class.

Advantages of Parson BooksPlus

  • Receive all of your books and have access to electronic materials before the first day of class.
  • Save 35-50% on the cost of your course materials each term. Materials are included for one cost per credit hour.
  • Benefit from a highly personalized concierge experience.

How It Works

Register for classes

Once you register for your classes, you are automatically enrolled in the Parson BooksPlus program. Once you’ve selected your classes, the Snead State Bookstore will begin 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. Order your books or verify your order here.

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 Blackboard.

What is included in Parson BooksPlus?

  • The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes, identity verification/proctoring services, and digital materials to eligible students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Parson BooksPlus

  • 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 method (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 Blackboard.

The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes, and digital materials to eligible students.

The program 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 Parson BooksPlus program.

Students will be responsible for purchasing their required course materials through the bookstore. In addition, students taking Online courses will be required to pay an identity verification/proctoring fee (which varies by proctoring service, assessment length, and method of purchase) for proctored assessments through the bookstore (access codes) or directly to the identity verification/proctoring service.

The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the last day of finals for the semester. Students will receive email reminders ahead of the rental deadline.

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.

A student will receive emails and phone calls from the bookstore to remind them to verify their order. If the student does not opt-out, rental materials will be held at the bookstore, digital materials will be accessible within Blackboard, and the student’s 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.

If you have already received your materials, you may simply return the book to the bookstore within 48 hours. If you drop a class and enroll in a different class, the bookstore will “swap” the required textbooks or access codes to ensure that you have what you need for your current course schedule.

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

Also known as First Day Complete, this program is a course material model that lowers the cost of materials for students and ensures students have access to all 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 the Blackboard. The cost is $24 per credit hour, which will be applied automatically to students’ accounts as they enroll. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return their physical course materials to the bookstore.

While Parson BooksPlus provides convenient and affordable access to all required course materials, students have the option to opt-out of this program for every class each semester. Students who opt-out will need to obtain their required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes, and digital materials. Required materials can be viewed on the bookstore website.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are automatically enrolled in the program each semester, so students wishing to opt out of the program will need to do so each semester.

To opt-out or opt-in to the Parson BooksPlus program, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: You must make your final selection for the Summer 2024 Semester by June 6.