Textbooks: How do I purchase course materials?

At the University of Maryland Global Campus, you can complete most degree programs without purchasing textbooks thanks to electronic resources that are available at no cost, are immediately available through your online classroom, and are always up to date.

However, a few courses do require you to purchase other course materials. When you register for a course, check the required course materials listed in the Interactive Undergraduate Schedule of Classes to determine whether you will need to purchase any course materials. Learn more about textbooks and course materials


University of Maryland Global Campus Bookstore
In conjunction with MBS Direct, UMGC offers convenient online shopping for required textbooks and other course materials. MBS Direct guarantees availability of new and used inventory, shopping discounts if books are ordered online, no sales tax, and an easy return and buyback program. 

Orders are shipped via UPS within 24 hours of receipt, Monday through Friday. Overnight and two-day delivery is available for an additional fee. Payment by personal check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover is accepted. Some employer contracts may be accepted. 

How do I find a list of my required course materials?

Order Course Materials:

University Book Center/Barnes & Noble
University of Maryland, College Park
Stamp Student Union
College Park, MD 20742

Materials for UMGC classes will be available in limited quantities in the Atrium of the Stamp Student Union Building on the College Park campus. Given the limited availability, this should not be used as a reliable method for obtaining your course materials. Students are encouraged to order online through MBS Direct.