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Ordering Textbooks Online
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are planning to use your financial aid to pay for your online textbook order, you must enter your STUDENT ID (NOT your star ID consisting of letters and numbers!). Your STUDENT ID consists of eight characters, all numbers. You must also enter your STUDENT ID if you wish to rent textbooks.
Create an Account (This step only needs to be completed once).
If you have already created an account, you must log in before adding textbooks or merchandise to your shopping cart. If you add items to your shopping cart and then log in, your shopping cart will be emptied.
Click “Log In” in the upper right corner.
Click “Register Here”
Click “Create profile for Browsing and Shopping”
Complete all required fields (denoted with an asterisk). Be sure to include a valid e-mail address. This is how the Inver Hills Bookstore communicates with you regarding order status or any questions the Bookstore staff may have regarding your order.
Record your login and password information in a safe place. The Inver Hills Bookstore does not keep this information on file and cannot help you retrieve it.
Review your enter information for accuracy.
Click “Register” button in the bottom right-hand corner.
To order your books online
Click on "Order Textbooks" from the Textbooks drop-down menu on the front page of the website. Select the correct Term, Department (e.g. Art, Math, etc.), Course Number (4 digits), and Section Number (2 digits).
Highlight and click on "Add Course". Complete the same process for other courses if you wish. Once you have selected all your courses, select "Get Course Materials".
There are many choices to consider when selecting textbooks for your course(s). The information below can help you in understanding how the Inver Hills Bookstore fulfills orders, and categorizes textbook adoptions from faculty. If you have any questions, please contact us by email – [email protected] or phone – 651-450-3532.
We encourage you to take your time when placing your order and carefully select textbooks for each of your courses.
New & Used Textbooks
We make every attempt to fulfill your order with the textbook condition (new or used) you request. Availability of used books is on a first come, first served basis and is not guaranteed. Should your chosen textbook type be unavailable, we will substitute the book in the condition currently in stock. Substitutions may cause your sales total to increase or decrease, depending on the substitution.
Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and could affect the total billed to your account.
Textbooks listed with a $0.00 for the price are not free. This simply means we do not have pricing information for the textbook at the time of your order.
Book Codes and What They Mean!
Every textbook and digital access textbook available is categorized by the faculty member teaching the class. Underneath each textbook listed is a tag indicating if a textbook is required, recommended, optional, etc.. Please review the different tags below. Knowing what each of the tags means will make your buying experience easier.
Required – Textbook is required for your class.
Choose One – Required – There is more than one choice that satisfies the required textbook for the class. It is up to the student to choose the format or title that best suits their needs. If you are unsure which one to choose, contact your instructor for assistance.
Choose One Book or Access Code – The textbook required for the class is available in two formats. Students have the option to choose if they prefer a digital version of the textbook or a hard-copy version. Sometimes there are more than two options. Student must select either the textbook or the digital version, but not both.
Choose One Access Code or Book – The textbook required for the class is available in two formats. Students have the option to choose if they prefer a digital version of the textbook or a hard-copy format. The student must select either the digital version or the hard-copy format, but not both.
Recommended – Textbook is not required but is pertinent to the class. You may wish to attend class first or consult the instructor directly to determine if the textbook would be beneficial to you.
Optional – Textbook is not required but is an additional resource. You may wish to attend class first or consult the instructor directly to determine if the textbook would be beneficial to you.
Optional – Access Code – Digital access is not required but is an additional resource. You may wish to attend class first or consult the instructor directly to determine if the digital format would be beneficial to you.
Required-Bundle Discount – Required items are bundled together providing a discount versus purchasing items separately.
Component of Bundle - Item is found in the bundle listed (usually an access code, work book, manual, etc.) and can be purchased separately if all components of the bundle are not needed by the student.
Choose One-Bundle – Faculty has indicated there is more than one choice that will satisfy the required items for the class. You have the option of a bundle or the other Choose One-Bundle item. Student must select one of the bundles, but not both.
Attend Class Before Purchase – You must attend class first before making a purchase. The instructor for this class will give you further instructions regarding which textbook to purchase. Do not purchase a textbook before attending class.