Find Out What Materials and Software You Will Need
Information about your course materials will include the title, edition, author, ISBN, and sources. Whether you choose to purchase materials from BNC or from another source, be sure the ISBN and edition are correct.
Obtaining Course Materials
You can order your books and materials through BNC — either by renting or purchasing — four weeks before your course starts.
How to Buy from BNC
- Shop on the Penn State World Campus section of the virtual bookstore or call 800-325-3252; identify yourself as a Penn State World Campus student and provide your course number(s).
- Pay using VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
- Your order will be shipped within 24 hours.
If you’re renting books, you must return them at the end of your courses. If they are not postmarked for return within 15 days after the end of your course, you’ll be charged a pro-rated rental amount, which will automatically renew every 15 days until you reach the retail value of the book or the rental book is returned.