Most online courses require a textbook. Textbooks should be purchased through MBS Direct.
Be sure to verify the title, edition, author, ISBN number, etc., that are listed for each required text in your class(es) and plan ahead to have your textbooks available by the start date of your course.
Materials may also be purchased from MBS Direct via phone, fax, or mail:
MBS Direct, 2711 West Ash, Columbia, Missouri 65203
573-441-9179 (international phone)
When ordering textbooks over the phone, identify yourself as a UW-Extension student and your program of study—Health Information Management and Technology—along with the course numbers and titles to identify your courses and texts.
New or Used Text?
In most cases, you have the option to purchase a new or used textbook. When purchasing a used text, please note that some textbooks require students to have a special code to access required supplemental materials. These codes are often not available with used texts, but they can be purchased separately. If you purchase a used text, refer to your course syllabus and then purchase the code if you need it. You will need to purchase the code through the book's publisher.
What Are eBooks?
If you are considering purchasing an eBook, go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/uwlearning.htm and click Customer Service. Then click Help. FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions will appear. Click eContent eBooks.
When your textbook is available as an eBook, you will see that option listed at the MBS Direct website. An eBook is an electronic version of a traditional print book that can be read by using a personal computer. Be sure to download your eBooks onto the computer you intend to use and not on shared or lab computers. Once an eBook title has been downloaded, it cannot be returned.
What is the MBS Return Policy?
Go to http://direct.mbsbooks.com/uwlearning.htm and click Customer Service. Then click Help. FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions will appear. Click Returns.
May I Purchase Texts from Other Vendors?
You are welcome to buy your books anywhere; however, it is your responsibility to obtain the correct book (and appropriate edition) for your class. Be very careful to use the exact ISBN numbers to ensure you have the correct edition of the text. Allow enough time for delivery to ensure your books arrive by the start of your course. UW-Extension is not responsible for texts purchased through another vendor. Please review the return and book buyback policies when purchasing.
Still Have Questions?
If you have any questions about your textbooks, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-877-UW-LEARN (877-895-3276).