Textbooks are free for ALL students with EKU BookSmart! It’s easy to take advantage of this new program:
No. EKU BookSmart is a textbook rental program. Textbooks will be on loan for use throughout the semester, but must be returned to the Barnes & Noble @ EKU Bookstore at the end of the semester. There will be an opportunity to purchase textbooks you want to keep at a discounted price.
Yes – you may mark or highlight in these textbooks.
The book format is selected by faculty during the course scheduling process. This is the format that will be delivered to students.
Contact the Barnes and Noble @ EKU Bookstore.
Yes. You may pick up your textbooks in the bookstore instead of having them delivered to you. During the confirmation process that will be sent to you via email students will select their preferred delivery method.
You have the option to purchase your books from Barnes & Noble at a discounted rate at the end of the semester.
First of all, please take care of your textbooks on loan and return them at the end of the semester. You are responsible for these textbooks and if you do not return your textbooks no later than the 14th day after the end of the academic semester, you will be charged in accordance with the terms and conditions of the textbook loan agreement. Students who have not returned their books will not be allowed to participate in the BookSmart program the following semester.
Yes. One-time use codes and/or access codes will be included in your Big E Box.
No. Textbooks that are designated as “recommended” will not be included as part of your Big E Box.
No, your Big E Box will be shipped to you free of charge. You’ll also get a return shipping label to cover shipping costs when it’s time to send back your books at the end of the semester.
No, high school students enrolled as dual credit students will not be able to participate in the EKU BookSmart Program. See information here about the EKU Dual Credit program costs.
Yes, EKU wants to make sure every student has every opportunity to succeed and earn a college degree. There is not a fee for students to participate in the program, and a fee will not be added to your account for books. The EKU BookSmart program was created as a way to provide students with an additional level of financial support in their educational experience.
Yes, if you choose to purchase your books yourself, you may opt out of EKU BookSmart by selecting the Opt Out option at the conclusion of the registration process. EKU will not provide your textbooks and course materials if you opt out of EKU BookSmart.
More information about EKU BookSmart can be found on the important dates and information page. If you have further questions about the EKU BookSmart program, please contact the Barnes & Noble @ EKU Bookstore or dial (859) 622-2696.