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University of Alaska Southeast-Juneau Increases Options, Convenience for Students

Posted by Dean Asher on Feb 18, 2015 5:17:00 AM
Topics: Higher Ed, School stories

Juneau, Alaska, Jan. 19, 2015 – In order to provide a single, central location where both distance-learning and traditional students at the University of Alaska Southeast-Juneau can purchase their course materials, the campus has entered into a partnership with MBS Direct. This arrangement followed successful partnerships for the university’s Ketchikan and Sitka campuses, as well as the UAS-Juneau Online program. As a result, all students enrolled at the Juneau campus can now take advantage of cost savings, additional ordering options and around-the-clock service.

“Working with MBS Direct has been wonderful,” said Deborah Muller, bookstore coordinator for the school. “They are consistently the best people I have ever worked with. There are very few things that don’t go perfectly and when something isn’t right, it is fixed as soon as humanly possible. I am always treated like my small university bookstore matters as much as any large store would. I can’t say enough good things about the quality of the people and the product.”
MBS Direct offers many purchasing options for students, including:
  • Guaranteed Buyback: Many top-selling titles are eligible for Guaranteed Buyback, which is unique to MBS Direct. This indicates the exact amount students can expect to receive for selling their textbooks back at the end of the academic term, and can save them up to 70 percent..
  • Used books: MBS Direct offers one of the largest inventories of used books in the industry, with savings of up to 25 percent off the list price.
  • Marketplace: By connecting students with private vendors, Marketplace can provide savings of up to 95 percent.
  • Digital: Digital course materials, including E-books and access codes, can allow for savings of up to 80 percent off list price, and provide convenience and ease of use with cross-platform compatibility.

MBS Direct also provides expert customer service to assist families at every step of the ordering process, with 24/7 support available by phone, email or live chat.

For more information about MBS Direct click here or follow @MBS_Direct on Twitter.

About University of Alaska Southeast-Juneau

The University of Alaska Southeast is a public university set in the midst of the largest national forest in the United States. Students in our flagship Environmental Science and Marine Biology programs engage in undergraduate research between the glaciers of the coastal range and the islands of Alaska’s Inside Passage. UAS campuses are in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka. The main residential campus is in Juneau, Alaska’s capital. UAS offers undergraduate programs in business, liberal arts, natural sciences, elementary and secondary education, health sciences, marine transportation, mining, fisheries technology, career education and outdoor studies. Graduate programs are available in education and public administration. UAS is a learning community, where your professors are mentors and friends, on campus or online.

About Dean Asher

Dean Asher is a former copywriter with MBS. Though he no longer writes for us, he is still proud of having helped this blog continue to evolve as an industry-leading resource of news and original content.

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