Reduce the cost of traditional textbooks by an average of 40 to 50% with BookMarket!
Program Price - $24 per credit hour
Herkimer College, through Barnes & Noble College, will ensure students have all required textbooks and instructional materials across all courses by the first day of class. With our BookMarket program you'll benefit from a highly-personalized concierge service, there's no need to shop around!
How it Works
Upon registering for courses, you will be automatically enrolled into the program.
Starting 30 days before the first day of classes, you will receive an email to verify your order and select your fulfillment preference.
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 Generals Online.
The BookMarket Program
What is the BookMarket program?
BookMarket is a course material model that lowers the cost of materials for students and ensures students have access to all of their required course materials on or before the first day of class. Through this new program, physical books will be conveniently packaged and provided to students on a rental basis, and digital materials will be delivered directly within Generals Online. Costs will be charged to the student's account. For the 2022-2023 year, the cost is $24 per credit hour. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return their physical course materials to the bookstore.
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 Generals Online.
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 BookMarket?
All eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the BookMarket program.
Can I opt-out of the program?
Students have the option to opt out of this program and can purchase their course materials at a higher price. Students can opt out between August 14, 2023 and September 18, 2023 here: https://www.herkimer.edu/bookmarket-optout
If you choose to opt-out of the program, it is your responsibility to have the required course materials before the first day of class.
Please note it may take up to 24 hours after opting out for the BookMarket fees to be removed from the student's account.
How do I change my opt-out status?
Students will be directed to a form through Barnes & Noble College to collect students decisions on opt-out, opting back in. Students who opt-out will also receive an email asking them if they wish to reconsider and opt-in.
How do I pay for my textbook rentals under this program?
Costs will be charged to the student's account. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return their physical course materials to the bookstore.
How do I receive my physical materials?
When you verify your order (sometime within the 30 days before classes start), the system will ask if you would like to pick your books up at the bookstore at no additional charge, or if you would like them shipped to you for a flat rate fee. The fee for UPS Ground is $7.99 per order, no matter the amount of items included, and that charge can be paid using any valid online tender (including financial aid funds you may have available in 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 from the bookstore to remind them to verify their order. If the student does not opt-out, their materials will be held at the bookstore and their student account will be charged.
If I never pick up my books, will I still get charged?
Yes, if the student does not opt-out, their materials will be held at the bookstore and their student account will 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 the textbooks, the charges for the bundle will go back onto your student account.