Barnes and Noble Flat-rate Textbook Program

Lees-McRae College participates in a flat-rate textbook program. Offered through Barnes and Noble, this program ensures that all students have the required textbooks and course materials by the first day of class with an average cost savings of 47%. 

How the Program Works

At the start of the semester, main campus students pick up a package of required textbooks and course materials at the campus bookstore. These books are pre-selected and packaged based on courses for which students are registered. Books are used by students throughout the semester and returned to the bookstore at the end of the semester.

Distance learning students receive their books directly through the mail. Returns are made in the same way with a provided postage-free label which is emailed to the student.

Barnes and Noble will maintain a surplus inventory in the campus bookstore. Main campus students can exchange or add books as needed directly through the bookstore. Distance learning students can exchange or add books through direct mail or the bookstore, whichever is more convenient to the student. 

Program Cost

Main campus students: $275 per semester*
Distance learning students: $25 per credit hour and $20 shipping per semester

These rates have been carefully negotiated, ensuring that students and families benefit from an average cost savings of 47%. There are no upcharges for additional credit hours.

Because the flat-rate pricing structure is based on overall enrollment numbers, historic registration and bookstore statistics, all students must participate to receive the overall cost savings. In some cases, such as student teaching or study abroad, program exceptions may be permitted.

*Pre-licensure nursing students on the main campus are expected to purchase their textbooks for their professional programs. We have negotiated a significant discount for these books and these students are allowed to keep them for their professional libraries.