In high school, most of your textbooks were free. When you come to college, you’ll need to purchase your own textbooks and everything else you need for classes and campus life. That’s where Sterling College Bookstore comes in. Although we don’t sell textbooks in the store, our most important job is to find out which textbooks your professors have selected to use in your classes and make sure those books are ready for purchase before your classes begin.
Order your textbooks through our online bookstore!
Sterling College has partnered with MBS Direct (a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble) to bring you Sterling's official bookstore. Our online bookstore brings together the buying power of a large book retailer in Barnes & Noble, with the convenience and personal feel of a small college bookstore.
Here are the reasons that we think students will enjoy using the virtual bookstore:
Personalized Convenience – When you enter your Student ID number on the website, your schedule with all of your book options will be pre-loaded. You can buy all of your books at one site with one swipe.
Financial Aid Credit Accepted – You can also pay with a credit card or PayPal.
Free Shipping* – Free shipping applies for a limited time each semester. *Free shipping does not apply to Marketplace books.
Guaranteed buyback – You know how much you will get back at the end of the semester for selected books before you buy.
Choices – You will have the flexibility to choose to buy new, buy used, rent, buy digital, rent digital or use the marketplace.
Accuracy – The SC online bookstore will help you make sure ISBN numbers and editions are correct.
24/7 customer support - You can contact MBS Direct at 1-800-325-3252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's all about putting some money back in your pocket! How? Simple - sell your textbooks back. MBS will buy books back from students through their website. In addition, they will conduct a buy in the store during finals week in December and May. Buyback prices are mostly based on supply and demand, but there are several other factors they use to determine how much CASH you can get back for your used textbooks, including the condition of the book, whether your instructor has requested your book for next term, and overstocks and old editions not being used on campus.