Campbell University is committed to empowering students to achieve academic success by providing timely access to essential learning materials.
The Camel Direct Textbook Program provides all main campus undergraduate students access to required textbooks, lab manuals, and computer codes for an affordable flat rate per semester.
Students enrolled in the program save an average of 65% on textbooks per semester.
- Register for classes and reserve books. Prior to each semester students will receive an email with important dates and information to reserve their books. Students will log in to their bookstore account to confirm their schedule and complete the process.
- The student account will be charged a flat-rate fee each semester. View current textbook rental fees →
- The bookstore will box up all of the books needed and email the student before classes start to go pick up their box.
- Head to the first day of class with the books needed to succeed this semester.
All main campus undergraduate students and AOE students are automatically enrolled in the Camel Direct Book Rental Program.
The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and electronic book versions to main campus undergraduate students.
The program does not include consumables that cannot be returned such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular biology kits, engineering kits or nursing kits.
Students will go to the Campbell University Bookstore to pick up their box of course materials.
Yes, the program provides students with the option to purchase textbooks used throughout the semester at a reduced rate during the return period.
Students are required to return items issued through the book program to the University Bookstore during finals week.
A charge, as determined by the University Bookstore, will be assessed to students who fail to return items issued through the book program within the designated time period.
Students dropping a course or withdrawing from the University must return items issued through the book program within 24 hours of the course drop or University withdrawal.
If a course is added, the student will place an online order for the course materials needed through the University Bookstore.
Can I opt-out?
Students electing to opt-out of the program must complete the electronic Title IV Financial Aid Recipient Textbook Program Opt-Out form before the first day of class.
Once the opt-out form is received by the Bursar’s Office, the University is no longer responsible for issuing textbooks to the student.
Students are required to opt-out each semester.Opt-Out Form
Can I opt-out if I’ve already received my rental books?
Yes, students electing to opt-out of the program who have already received their rental books from Barnes & Noble are required to return the books to the bookstore within 24 hours of submitting the opt-out form to the Bursar’s Office. Students who fail to do so will be assessed the full cost of each book to their student account.
When will I receive my refund after opting out?
Upon receiving official notice that a student wishes to opt-out of the program, the fee will be credited within 10 business days.
In accordance with federal regulations, Campbell University has established a policy under which an eligible Title IV financial aid recipient may opt-out of the flat-rate book program. Students are encouraged to read the opt-out policy, prior to submitting the Title IV Financial Aid Recipient Textbook Program Opt-Out Form to the Bursar’s Office.
- Students opting out of the Camel Book Program must opt-out before the first day of class and may not re-enter the program during the semester.
- Students electing to opt-out of the program must complete the electronic Title IV Financial Aid Recipient Textbook Program Opt-Out form before the first day of class. Once the opt-out form is received by the Bursar’s Office, the university is no longer responsible for issuing textbooks to the student. Students are required to opt-out each semester.
- Students electing to opt-out of the program and have received their books from Barnes and Noble through the book program are required to return the books to the bookstore within 24 hours of remitting the opt-out form to the Bursar’s Office. Students failing to do so will be assessed the full cost of each book to their student account.
- Title IV financial aid recipients have the option of purchasing books at their own expense. It is the responsibility of the student to purchase all required books for the program should they opt-out of the program.
- It is the student’s responsibility to review the book list on our website and confirm the title and ISBN number for the current book being used for the course with their instructor, as editions can change frequently.
- The transfer of financial aid credit balances (Book Bucks) is not available for students eligible to participate in the Camel Book Program. The Camel Book Program satisfies Title IV Cash Management requirements.