RMU Book Bundle to make textbook rentals convenient, cheaper
New partnership with Barnes & Noble College delivers all books together before classes start.
Starting this fall, students at Robert Morris University will be able to save time and money on course materials each semester.
The RMU Book Bundle program is being launched in partnership with Barnes & Noble College (BNC), which manages the RMU campus bookstore and associated school branded e-commerce site. Through its First Day Complete equitable access course material delivery program, BNC will implement the RMU Book Bundle program for all students.
The RMU Book Bundle program will allow all students to pay one flat rate of $27 per credit each semester to have all their course materials, for all their classes, delivered before classes begin, regardless of the number of textbooks. Physical books will be conveniently delivered in a single package, and all digital course materials can be accessed through the Blackboard learning management system (LMS) or download code.
The RMU Book Bundle program also offers full academic freedom for faculty, allowing them to select course materials they think are best suited for their curriculum and leveraging BNC’s deep relationships with more than 6,000 publishers.
The university estimates that the RMU Book Bundle program can save students approximately 30 to 50 percent on the costs of books and course materials each semester. Students will be able to opt out of the program and purchase their textbooks and other course materials a la carte, although in most cases, doing so will cost more. As always, students will return rented textbooks by the last day of finals or have the option to purchase any books they wish to keep.
In the 2022 spring term, First Day Complete was offered through 76 campus bookstores at colleges and universities nationwide, totaling over 380,000 in undergraduate enrollment.