Maroon Book Bundle
Get All Your Course Materials
Our Maroon Book Bundle program gives you access to all of your course materials, no need to shop around!
- 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
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Upon registering for courses, all Hinds students will be automatically enrolled in the program. You can opt-out 7 days before classes start through the second week of classes.
Select your delivery preference for your materials. Options are In-Store Pick Up, Direct ship, and accessing digital materials available on Canvas.
Starting 30 days before the first day of classes, you will receive an order verification link to your Hinds CC email address.
You will receive an email notification when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships. Digital materials will be delivered for courses within Canvas on the first day of class.
Maroon Book Bundle FAQs
What is the Maroon Book Bundle program?
The Maroon Book Bundle is a course materials delivery program that lowers the cost of course materials and ensures students have their required course materials on the first day of class.
How does it work?
- 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 Canvas
What is included in the program?
The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and digital textbook versions to eligible students.
What is excluded from the program?
The program does not include consumables that cannot be returned and reused such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kits, engineering kits or nursing kits.
How do I enroll in the program?
All eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the Maroon Book Bundle program.
Can I opt-out of the program?
While it is NOT recommended, students have the option to opt-out of this program by going into Navigator. Opting out means you will not receive access to your required course materials in a convenient package at a discounted rate.
Deadline Spring 2024
Full Fall Term & 1st 8 weeks
2nd 8 weeks
February 26th-March 13th
How do I change my opt-out status?
Deadline Summer 2023
Full Summer Term & 1st 4 weeks
May 22–June 5
2nd 4 weeks
How do I purchase my course materials if I decide to opt-out of the program?
Students will be responsible for purchasing their required course materials through the bookstore.
When are my textbook rentals due back to the bookstore?
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.
Can I buy my rented textbook?
Yes, the program provides you with the option to purchase textbooks at a reduced rate during the return period.
Do I need to return books if they are for a continuation course?
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.
What happens if I never verify my order?
Students will receive emails and phone calls to remind them to verify their order. Students who do not verify their order and do not opt-out will still be charged for the Maroon Book Bundle program.
If I never pick up my books, will I still get charged?
Yes. If a student has verified their order and did not opt-out of the program, they will still be charged.
What if I drop a class?
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 if I picked up my textbooks?
Yes, you will have 48 hours to return your textbooks. If you do not return your textbooks, the charge will remain on your account. When you return the book bundle within 48 hours, your account will receive a credit for the books.