BOOKS4U Emory & Henry University's Equitable Access Textbook Program

Have your textbooks ready for the first day of class!

BOOKS4U, Emory & Henry’s equitable access textbook program starts fall 2024 semester.

At Emory & Henry, students don’t need to make separate purchases for textbooks—it’s all included!

Created in partnership with Akademos, Inc., and powered by TextbookX, BOOKS4U: Emory & Henry University’s NEW Equitable Access Textbook Program is an innovative, personalized, and affordable solution for students. At the start of each qualifying term, full-time undergraduate students will receive all the traditional physical and digital course materials they need in order to succeed.

Here’s how it works (Fall and Spring Terms):

Faculty select the course materials they want to use and submit it through the online bookstore website. Akademos then sources the materials in physical and digital formats.

Students are automatically enrolled in the program. Once registered for the upcoming term, materials are compiled with physical textbooks mailed to campus while digital course material access information is emailed.

You can then pick up and access materials without having to place individual orders or pay out of pocket.

The cost is included in tuition.

BOOKS4U Program Features and Benefits:

  • High-quality, low-cost course materials for all of your registered classes
  • No out-of-pocket textbook costs
  • Delivery of all materials prior to the first day of class
  • A personalized website showing courses and when, where, and how course materials will be delivered
  • An integrated system where digital materials are easily referenced through the bookstore’s eLibrary and move with you as courses are added and dropped
  • Year-round student support with 24/7 availability during the back-to-school season

What actions do students need to take?

Not much at all!

  1. Check out your course list at to see what materials you’ll receive
  2. Pick up any physical texts at McGlothlin Center for the Arts, Kennedy-Reedy Theatre stage.
  3. Check your email for digital access information

Contact if you have any questions.

You do not need to take any action to ensure that your materials are delivered. The bookstore will know what materials you need and deliver physical items to campus while digital course material access information will be emailed as well as listed in your bookstore eLibrary account for future reference.

Required Steps:

  • Pick up physical items: If items were delivered to campus, pick up physical texts at McGlothlin Center for the Arts, Kennedy∼Reedy Theatre stage. Email and text reminders will also be sent.
  • Access digital materials: You will be emailed access information for your digital materials. Depending on the item, you may access the materials through your LMS, through a publisher’s website, or through VitalSource.

Recommended Steps:

  • Log into the website before every major term to see what materials you will receive. This is especially important so that you know which of your items are physical and which are digital.
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/2098-what-happens-if-i-drop-or-add-a-course">What happens if I drop or add a course?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer"><strong>Adding a class:</strong> The bookstore will continually check for new enrollments in classes up until the add/drop date, so any new materials that are needed will continue to be processed. To check the delivery status, visit your bookstore account and click “Track.”<br/><br/><strong>Dropping a class:</strong> If physical items were delivered to you, you will receive an email with return instructions. For digital course materials that have not been accessed, codes will be deactivated and you will no longer have access to the materials. If you have already accessed digital course materials for dropped courses, access will be discontinued if you drop before the Add/Drop deadline.</div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/2099-who-do-i-contact-if-i-have-additional-questions">Who do I contact if I have additional questions about my course materials?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">Contact the bookstore at <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a>.</div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/2094-are-the-digital-items-fully-accessible">Are the digital items fully accessible?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">VitalSource, the main platform through which the bookstore delivers digital items, is fully accessible. If physical copies of materials are needed, students should contact the school’s accessibility office on a case-by-case basis.</div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/2092-what-happens-if-i-dont-pick-up-my-books">What happens if I don’t pick up my books?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">The University will send out several notifications reminding you to pick up your books. If you do not pick them up, you will still be charged for the materials. Abandoned items will become property of the University.</div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/2088-can-i-buy-other-things-on-the-bookstore-website">Can I buy other things on the bookstore website?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">Yes! The bookstore sells various course supplies and other items. You can browse and order like you would on any other online retail store.</div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/2091-where-do-i-pick-up-my-physical-books">Where do I pick up my physical books?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">Go to the designated campus pickup location, McGlothlin Center for the Arts, Kennedy∼Reedy Theatre stage.  Details for the date and time to pick up your physical books will be emailed close the start of each semester.</div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/2082-where-can-i-find-one-list-with-everything-i-need">Where can I find one list with everything I need for the term?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">Visit the website at <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a> and log into the website with your Emory & Henry University account. Your “Student Homepage” will appear which will list all courses you are registered for plus all materials you will receive.</div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/2093-how-do-i-access-my-digital-course-materials">How do I access my digital course materials?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">All digital course material access information will be emailed to you on or before the first day of class. Depending on the item, materials will be available through your LMS account, a publisher website, or through VitalSource. If you ever need a reminder about what digital course materials you should have access to, visit your eLibrary in your bookstore account to see a master list.</div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/2100-its-the-first-day-of-class-and-my-textbooks-arent">It’s the first day of class and my textbooks aren’t available for pickup or I don’t see the digital materials in my bookstore eLibrary account.</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">If you’ve recently added a course, then the order might still be on its way. Visit the website to review your personalized Student Homepage, which will show you when items arrived or if they are still on their way. You can also contact the bookstore for a status update or to review your account in case there is a discrepancy.</div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/2085-can-i-choose-not-to-participate-and-order-books">Can I choose not to participate and order books from someplace else?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">No, all full-time undergraduate students are included in this program and do not need to order textbooks from other vendors.</div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/2084-does-this-cover-all-terms">Does this cover all terms?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">This program covers Fall and Spring term courses.</div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/2090-do-i-have-to-verify-my-order-before-it-is">Do I have to verify my order before it is delivered?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">No, the bookstore will send a confirmation email so that you know what materials you will be receiving, but you do not need to take any action to ensure the materials are delivered.</div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/2096-how-is-payment-processed">How is payment processed?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">Charges are included with tuition.</div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/2102-what-happens-if-i-am-missing-a-textbook-or">What happens if I am missing a textbook or received the wrong one?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">Contact the bookstore through the website and they will assist you. Make sure to include your email, course name, course section, and the ISBN of the missing item.</div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/2095-how-much-does-this-cost">How much does this cost?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">The cost is included in tuition.</div></aside>

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* Graduate, part-time and RN-BSN online students are not eligible for the BOOKS4U program.