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COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
BARNES AND NOBLE

Starting with the Spring 2024 Semester

Get all of your course materials with

CAYUGA BOUND!

Our ƹƵ Bound program gives you access to all of your course materials, no need to shop around!

  • Gives you access to all your course materials before the first day of class
  • Saves you 35-50% on the cost of course materials each term

ƹƵ Bound is the NEW program offered through to help students SAVE MONEY and conveniently receive their course materials!

Starting for the Spring 2024 semester, students are automatically enrolled in ƹƵ Bound when they register for classes.* Course materials are ordered automatically for students once they select their classes. Students select whether their books are delivered or if they want to pick up their materials at the on-campus store in Auburn.

ƹƵ Bound helps reduce course material fees for students by up to 50%. Course material fees are added to student’s tuition rather than appearing as a separate fee.

This is an easy, convenient process that saves students’ time and money each semester!

* Students in the Nursing program are not eligible to participate but can purchase materials directly from the bookstore. ƹƵ Bound does not include K-12 programs where textbooks are provided, or items that cannot be returned and reused such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kits, engineering kits or nursing kits. It also does not include art or culinary supplies.

HOW CAYUGA BOUND WORKS

Register For Classes

Upon registering for courses, students are automatically enrolled into ƹƵ Bound. The bookstore will begin preparing a student’s course materials once the student has selected their courses.

Verify Your Order

Starting 30 days before the first day of classes, students will receive an email to and whether they want to pick up their textbooks on-campus or have them delivered.

Receive Your Textbooks

An email notification will be sent to your ƹƵ email account when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships. Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) within Brightspace.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the ƹƵ Bound program?

ƹƵ Bound is a course material delivery model that simplifies the student experience, lowers the cost of materials and ensures students have access to all of their required course materials on or before the first day of class. Through this innovative program, physical books are conveniently packaged and provided to students on a rental basis, and access to digital material is directly within the campus LMS, priced at $27 per credit hour. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return rented 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 the LMS.

Who is eligible to participate?

All students are eligible, with the exception of students enrolled in the nursing program and students enrolled in classes for the winter session.

What materials are included in the program?

The program provides all required textbooks, eTextbooks, lab manuals, and access codes to eligible students.

What materials are excluded from the program?

The program does not include consumable course supplies 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 ƹƵ Bound program.

Can I opt out of the program?

of the ƹƵ Bound program each semester. By opting out, students will not receive their required materials in a convenient package, and access to digital content will be removed after the opt-out window closes. Options for purchasing course materials after opting out can be found on the

How do I change my opt-out status?

To change your opt-out status and opt into the ƹƵ Bound program, follow the instructions found in your opt-out confirmation email. Please note you must make your final selection by the last day to drop classes.

How do I purchase my course materials if I decide to opt out?

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 final exams for the semester. Students will receive reminders ahead of the rental deadline to their email address.

Can I buy my rented textbook?

Yes, the program provides you with the option to purchase any rental textbooks at a reduced rate during the semester.

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 email notifications from the bookstore reminding them to verify their order and choose their fulfillment preference. 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, physical materials will be held at the bookstore, digital materials will be accessed through the LMS, and the student account will be charged.

What if I drop a class?

If course materials have been picked up or delivered for the dropped class, those materials should be returned to the bookstore within 48 hours. If you drop a class and enroll in a different class, the bookstore will “swap” the required course materials so that you have what you need.

Can I opt out if I have already 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 remain on your student account, and you will be subject to a replacement and non-return processing fee.

BOOKSTORE INFORMATION

Visit the ƹƵ bookstore online at

ADDRESS:
197 Franklin Street
Auburn, NY 13021

EMAIL & PHONE
Email: sm8041@bncollege.com
Phone: 315-294-8686
Fax: 315-294-8687

The best way to reach the bookstore is emailing sm8041@bncollege.com. Due to limited staffing and hours, there may be delays in answering phone calls or returning voicemails.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

The Auburn bookstore will be open:

  • Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Friday – Sunday CLOSED
    Fridays staff will work remotely and are available via email only
  • From January 3-12, 2024, hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • The bookstore is closed December 21, 2023 – January 2, 2024, for winter break and March 21-31, 2024, for spring break

ORDERING INFORMATION IF YOU OPT OUT

If you opt out of ƹƵ Bound and are looking to place an order for your course materials, DO NOT wait until the last few days before classes start to place your orders. There may be processing or shipping delays, or delays in processing online orders due to high volume.

Allow 24-48 hours for a reply to your email during normal business hours.

RENTAL AND REFUND INFORMATION

All items must be in their original condition and accompanied by a receipt for all refunds.