Course Material Solutions

MBS offers more options for students to save money on course materials, increasing the likelihood of them having what they need by the first day of class and being more successful. We also understand how an effective store is a profitable store. So we also offer tools to simplify and automate key functions of your store.

Students want used books. We got 'em.

Access up-to-the-minute information on in-stock titles.

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Ordering from MBS

Make it easy to bring one of the largest inventories in the business to your shelves.

Expansive inventory

Order with confidence knowing we have what you need.

Straightforward ordering

Avoid jumping through hoops. Select. Order. Relax.

Cost-saving options

Students save with used and digital titles and a robust rental program.

Our used book inventory and sell-through continues to climb through our partnership with MBS.

Julie Banks

Bookstore Director, University of Dayton Bookstore

Solutions for successful stores


MBS Service Center

Your one-stop location for ordering course materials and monitoring important account information.

Manage your account easily with features like:
  1. Realtime Ordering
  2. Sales data
  3. Purchase and return financials
  4. Ability to manage shipping and receiving
  5. Publisher directory
  6. And more!
MBS Service Center

Simplify account management

Eliminate spreadsheets and enjoy all your data in a single easy-to-read interface with Service Center.

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Ordering convenience and expansive inventory

With more course materials available and streamlined ordering, obtaining inventory has never been easier.

Arc Text Management

Manage all aspects of the ordering process and order directly from the application. Eliminate the need for multiple log-ins and profiles for multiple users and instead get right to the information that matters most to your store. Know what is on your shelf, order inventory and transfer goods between locations in a snap.

Used books, rental and more

Students are looking for a range of format choices, cost-saving options and convenience when they shop for textbooks. Our collaborative relationships with our partner stores and organizations allow us to make one of the largest inventories of textbooks and cost-saving course materials readily available to you. Learn how some MBS partners have found success.

Other ways to order

Ordering your course materials should be done on your terms, and we give you several ways to order.

More ordering options

Ordering convenience

Better buybacks

With 100,000 priced titles, MBS allows your store to accept more used books. We supply all elements for a successful buyback event, including promotional materials, software and database, and trained buyers from our own team.

Learn how MSU Billings improved opening buyback sales by 50%

See how Pennsylvania College of Technology constructed a competitive buyback

Professional buyers

MBS provides its buyers with step-by-step guidelines, and thorough training so they can provide professional service for your buyback.

Custom Buyback

MBS finds late-breaking national demand for unlisted or "valueless" titles, and prices them accordingly so more students have an opportunity to sell back books.

MBS Online Buyback

A free service that enables students to conveniently sell back textbooks through your website when you're not running an in-store buyback.

One Planet Books

Reduces the environmental impact of unwanted books that otherwise end up in landfills and allows you to earn revenue for each carton of books collected.

The MBS Promo Guide

Increase the effectiveness of your textbook events by promoting them with marketing materials from the most comprehensive guide in the industry. Our professionally-designed materials are produced in-house and are fully customizable, with a variety of styles in both print and digital formats.

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The MBS Promo Guide