Textbooks for Online Courses
You must have your textbook(s) BEFORE your online course starts. Textbook costs are not included in tuition and fees. Financial aid is not disbursed until after the start of classes, so you will have to pay for your textbooks out of pocket, and then reimburse yourself once your financial aid is disbursed.
UW-Platteville’s official textbook provider for online courses is MBS Direct. By ordering through MBS Direct, you are guaranteed to have the correct book for your course, and, depending on the course, select from a variety of options including new, used, e-book, and rental textbooks. MBS Direct also has a Buyback program so you may have the opportunity to sell your books back at the end of the semester.
Order Your Textbooks
Visit our MBS Direct virtual bookstore at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/uwplatt.htm.
- Click on the Let's Get Started button.
- Select the term from the drop-down menu.
- Select your courses. Click View Your Materials.
- View the required books and ordering options.*
*For select titles within the MBS Direct virtual bookstore, you will have a Marketplace Sellers ordering option. If you choose to place an order through Marketplace, your order will be filled by another vendor, not MBS Direct. Before purchasing through Marketplace, we encourage you to review the information on the MBS Direct Frequently Asked Questions page.
Please remember that although you can order from a different vendor, UW-Platteville isn't responsible for those purchases. This includes orders purchased through Marketplace. To ensure that you purchase the correct textbook when using another vendor, search using the ISBN and verify the title, author, and edition. Do not order the international edition of your course textbook. It will not be compatible with your courses.
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