Wallace Books+ FAQ’s - Wallace Community College

Wallace Books+ FAQ’s

Our Wallace Books+ program gives you affordable access to all of your course materials –

All by the first day of class!!

  • Receive all your course materials before the first day of class
  • Save 35-50% on the cost of course materials each term
  • Benefit from a highly personalized concierge service

HOW IT WORKS

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REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Upon registering for courses in selected programs, you will be automatically enrolled into the Wallace Books+ program. Once you’ve successfully selected your courses, the bookstore will start preparing your order.

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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.

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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.

-Frequently Asked Questions-

Wallace Books+ Program

Wallace Books+ is a course material model that lowers the cost of materials for students and ensures students have access to all of 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 Blackboard. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return their physical course materials to the bookstore.

  • 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 preference (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

All eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the Wallace Books+ program.

Several courses have been excluded from the Wallace Books+ program; please click here to determine if you are taking one of those classes.

Dual Enrollment students do not participate in Wallace Books+ but may still order their textbooks from the Barnes & Noble Bookstore by clicking here.  Books and/or Access codes are an out-of-pocket expense and are not covered by scholarship or grant funding.

Helpful “How-To” on ordering books and access codes

Students will receive emails and phone calls from the bookstore to remind them to verify their order.

Google Chrome or Firefox are the preferred and recommended browsers for Wallace Books+. We understand that students have had success using Apple Safari. However, we have documented challenges for students using Microsoft Edge.

Payment

The $24 per credit hour charge is automatically added to the accounts of students enrolled in eligible courses. Payments from grants, scholarships and other financial aid can be applied to the program charges.

How much will Wallace Books+ cost me this semester?

To calculate your total semester cost, type in or select the number of credit hours you are registered for.

Credit Hours
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$24.00
Total Semester Cost

Materials

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

A Delivery/Pickup email will be sent to you when your order is ready to pick up. Delivery times start when the order is completed and packed, not when the order is placed.

The program does not include consumables that cannot be returned and reused such as lab goggles, cosmetology kits, allied health or nursing kits.

Students will still be able to order their textbooks from the Barnes & Noble Bookstore and may do so by clicking here after December 11, 2023.

Helpful step by step “How-To” on ordering course materials.

The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the last day of finals. Students will receive email reminders about the rental deadline to their email address.  The last date to return rentals for Fall 2023 is December 15, 2023.

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.

You may return the book to the bookstore on the same terms and timelines currently in place. If you drop a class and enroll in a different class, the bookstore will “swap” the required textbooks/codes so that you have what you need.

Can I opt-out?

While it is NOT recommended, students have the option to opt-out of this program. Opting out means you will not receive access to your required course materials in a convenient package at a discounted rate. Students who opt-out will need to obtain their required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes, digital materials, and any other supplies. Required materials can be viewed on the bookstore website.

The first day you can begin to opt-out for the Spring 2024 semester is December 11, 2023 and the last day is January 29, 2024.

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.

After successfully completing the steps to opt out of the Wallace Books+ program, you will receive an email confirming your opt out status (typically arrives to your student email account within 24 hours). If you did not receive a confirmation email, Barnes & Noble was unable to process your request, and you will still be charged the Wallace Books+ fee.

Please contact the Bookstore at bookstore@wallace.edu or 334.556.2240 for assistance with this process.

Wallace Books+ is an “all or nothing” program, meaning students must make a choice to opt out of all courses or remain in Wallace Books+ for their full course schedule. The only exception to this is if your course has already been excluded from Wallace Books+, in which you may still decide to remain opted into Wallace Book+ for your remaining, non-excluded courses.

Important Dates

The last date to return rentals for Spring 2024 is May 2, 2024.

The last day you can opt-out for the Spring 2024 semester is January 29, 2024.

December 11, 2023 is the first day to place a textbook order for Spring 2024 semester.

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