WT and Barnes & Noble College Extend Partnership

Barnes & Noble College
Chip Chandler May 04, 2020
  • Education

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CANYON, Texas—West Texas A&M University students will continue to benefit from a newly extended partnership with a major textbook provider.

The University Bookstore has partnered with Barnes & Noble College (BNC) to provide a variety of services, continuing a relationship that has been in place for more than 15 years between WT and MBS Textbook Exchange, which BNC’s parent company purchased in 2017.

“WT strives to make sure students continuously receive the best in education and services. To deliver on this goal, we are working with Barnes & Noble College to guarantee that you have the correct course materials, in a format you prefer and at the best prices available,” said Terry Nepper, director of bookstore operations. “BNC was carefully selected to deliver the best value for students, ensuring peace of mind with no hidden costs.

“Their dedication to our school is unsurpassed.”

Formats include hardback and paperback books, available for rental or purchase either new or used; or digital books. Other benefits include:

  • The nation's largest inventory of used books for cost savings;
  • Timely shipments to students’ homes or the Bookstore for easy pick-up;
  • Multiple payment options, including the use of Financial Aid;
  • 100 percent return policy (Course materials must be returned within two weeks after class start date or within 21 days of date shipped, whichever is later.);
  • U.S.-based customer service by phone or email available 24/7; and
  • A guaranteed buyback with the price committed at time of purchase on several titles listed for WT courses bringing the net cost of your text well below the national average.

“We are incredibly excited to further our partnership with West Texas A&M University,” said Max Garrett, Director of Strategic Partnerships, BNC. “We will continue to deliver exceptional academic and retail solutions, with a focus on driving affordability, access and achievement for the WT campus community.”

Students can look at the benefits by visiting and selecting the textbook option. Textbooks may be found directly at