The textbook delivery program UNCP IncludED has been paused for the Spring 2024 semester and will be revisited at a later date.
This means students registered for classes for the upcoming semester are responsible for purchasing or renting their textbooks and course materials. Textbook fees will not be automatically billed to student accounts.* All textbooks and other course materials are available online or at the on-campus bookstore.
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback following the fall 2023 launch of UNCP IncludED. We believe course materials are an essential part of the learning process and intend to use this pause in program service to fine-tune delivery and billing.
*Select spring courses are enrolled in the Follett Inclusive Access program and will use digital materials billed alongside a course or tuition fee. Students registered for these courses will see a notation indicating this when looking up their materials online and will have an ACCESS charge appear on their tuition bill.
What does this mean for me?
If you are registered for classes during the spring 2024 semester you must purchase or rent your own textbooks. You will not be auto-enrolled in a book delivery program and the cost of your course materials will not be automatically added to your tuition bill.
If IncludED is paused why am I seeing Inclusive Access on my bill?
Select spring courses are enrolled in the Follett Inclusive Access program and will use digital materials billed alongside a course or tuition fee. Students registered for these classes will see a notation indicating this when looking up their materials online and will have an ACCESS charge appear on their tuition bill.
How do I know what textbooks I need?
You can see the full list of your required and recommended textbooks by visiting the bookstore website, clicking the textbook tab and entering your Banner ID, or by visiting the campus shop and talking with bookstore representatives.
Do I need a digital or physical book?
Most faculty members indicate which type of course material is required for their course. If both versions are listed as available, it’s up to you to select which one you'd like to use.
What are book rentals?
Some textbooks are available for rent rather than purchase—often at a more reduced rate since the book is meant to be returned after the class is completed. If you choose to rent your textbooks, you are responsible for returning the book to the store in good condition at the end of the term.
What's the difference between required and reccomended?
Required means that the instructor has deemed the material necessary for the course. Recommended means the instructor has suggested material that may be helpful when studying for the course, but isn't necessarily instrumental for your success.
What is an ISBN?
ISBN stands for "International Standard Book Number" and is a unique identifier. The ISBN of each book edition is printed on the copyright page as well as the back cover near the bar code. Checking the ISBN will help ensure you’ve got the right book.
I liked getting my textbooks delivered automatically, will UNCP IncludED be re-instated?
We believe course materials are an essential part of the learning process and hope this intentional pause will allow Follett the time necessary to address concerns and improve the implementation process so that they may re-introduce UNCP IncludED in fall 2024 for the benefit of our students, faculty and staff. We will continue to keep you informed as discussion around UNCP IncludED continues.
Do I have to go into the store to pick up my materials?
No, the bookstore offers shipping for those who don't want to shop on campus. You can find shipping rates and related information here.
Who do I talk to for more information?
Contact the UNCP Bookstore at email@example.com or 910.521.6222 for more information.