At McMurry University, students don’t need to make separate purchases for textbooks—it’s all included in tuition!

Created in partnership with Akademos, Inc., and powered by TextbookX, McMurry’s course material program is an innovative, personalized, and affordable solution for students. At the start of each qualifying term, all students will receive all the physical and digital course materials they need in order to succeed.

Student FAQs

What is Equitable Access?

McMurry’s course materials program follows an equitable access format and is administered through the MCM Online Bookstore and provides all students with all of their required course materials on the first day of class at one affordable price.

How is this program beneficial to all students?

Although all students pay the same tuition and fees, regardless of their major, there is still a financial disparity in the costs of textbooks and other course materials. To address this issue and promote equal academic opportunities for all students, this program adopts a pricing model for course materials that aligns with the other costs of attendance. By doing so, it aims to reduce the financial disparity and ensure that all students, regardless of their field of study, have access to the educational resources they need in order to succeed.

Where can I find one list with everything I need for the term?

Visit the website and log into the website with your MCM account. Your “Student Homepage” will appear which will list all of the courses that you are registered for plus all of the materials that you will receive.

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Is this a campus-wide program?

At this time, nursing course materials are not included in the program. All other courses at the main and online campus are included.

Do I have to verify my order before it is delivered?

No, the bookstore will send a confirmation email so that you know what materials you will be receiving, but you do not need to take any action to ensure the materials are delivered.

Are the course materials associated with my courses physical or digital?

This program provides a mix of physical and digital texts and often depends on faculty choice and availability. You can log into your bookstore account to see which items are physical and which are digital.

Can I buy other things on the bookstore website?

Yes! The bookstore sells various course supplies and other items. You can browse and order like you would on any other online retail store.

Do I need to return physical books at the end of the term?

Yes, physical textbooks must be returned at the end of the term. You will receive automated email reminders on their due dates and how to return them. For digital course materials, you may have time limits on how long you can access them. You can review expiration dates in your bookstore eLibrary account.

Where do I pick up my physical books?

Go to the designated campus pickup location (TBD), or verified if delivered to home.

What happens if I don't pick up my books?

The school will send out several notifications reminding you to pick up your books. If you do not pick them up, you will still be charged for the materials. Abandoned items will become property of the school.

How do I access my digital course materials?

All digital course material access information will be emailed to you on or before the first day of class. Depending on the item, materials will be available through your LMS account, a publisher website, or through VitalSource. If you ever need a reminder about what digital course materials you should have access to, visit your eLibrary in your bookstore account to see a master list.

Are the digital items fully accessible?

Vitalsource, the main platform through which the bookstore delivers digital items, is fully accessible. If physical copies of materials are needed, students should contact the school’s accessibility office on a case-by-case basis.

How much does this cost?

The cost is included in tuition and calculated on a flat fee per student per credit hour, regardless of how much each individual textbook costs.

What happens if I drop a class?

Refunds will be processed in accordance with existing deadlines and procedures through the school’s registrar’s office.

What happens if I drop or add a course?

Dropping a class: If physical items were delivered to you, you will receive an email with return instructions. For digital course materials that have not been accessed, codes will be deactivated and you will no longer have access to the materials. If you have already accessed digital course materials for dropped courses, please contact the bookstore for further instructions.

Adding a class: The bookstore will continually check for new enrollments in classes up until the add/drop date, so any new materials that are needed will continue to be processed. To check the delivery status, visit your bookstore account and click “Track.”

Who do I contact if I have additional questions about my course materials?

Contact the bookstore.

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It's the first day of class and my textbooks aren't available for pickup or I don't see the digital materials in my bookstore eLibrary account.

If you’ve recently added a course, then the order might still be on its way. Visit the website to review your personalized Student Homepage, which will show you when items arrived or if they are still on their way. You can also contact the bookstore for a status update or to review your account in case there is a discrepancy.


What happens if physical items are damaged or destroyed?

If there is a problem with the items that were delivered, the bookstore will replace them as needed. Contact them via the Help page on the website.

Help Page

What happens if I am missing a textbook or received the wrong one?

Contact the bookstore through the website and they will assist you. Make sure to include your email, course name, course section, and the isbn of the missing item.

Help Page