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WCU Textbooks & Curricular Materials

Courses Requiring Access Codes

Some courses require the purchase of an access code for eBooks, labs, or online curricular materials and digital content, such as MyLab & Mastering or Soomo.  These codes can be purchased via the WCU Virtual Bookstore.

These courses include:**

  • ANAT 260: Human Anatomy
  • CHEM 280: Chemistry
  • MATH 108: College Mathematics
  • MATH 211: Statistics
  • MICR 290: Microbiology
  • PHYS 261: Human Physiology
  • PSYC 160: Psychology
  • PSYC 290 BL - Life Span Psychology

**Curricular materials for courses may change each term pending new editions or resources.  Visit the WCU Virtual Bookstore for most up-to-date textbook and course requirements.

Digital Content from the Bookstore


eBooks are digital versions of textbooks that can enhance your learning experience with study tools and advanced tech features such as highlighting, note-taking, quick search, and more. When you purchase an eBook, depending on the format type, you can access it from or download it to your computer or laptop, or access it from a tablet, mobile phone, or other compatible eReader device.

eBooks and other digital content assigned for your courses will appear in your options during checkout. If a digital edition is available, select your preferred license term then add to cart and follow the directions to complete checkout. 

Your digital book will have one of the following access periods/licensing types:

  • For 60-, 90-, 120-, or 180-days, starting with the date of purchase
  • For 1 year, starting with the date of purchase
  • A perpetual license/digital purchase, with no expiration date for offline access
  • For a predefined absolute number of days until the end date
  • For a set number of days from registration/course dates


You will receive an email with an access or download link to the eBook after completion of the purchase. You can also log in to your account and go to your Digital Bookshelf page to view a list of digital content you have purchased and instructions on how to access your eBooks.


You will need free reader software to access and read your digital content. VitalSource eBooks require the free VitalSource Reader platform, Adobe Digital Editions uses Adobe Digital Editions Software, and Apple iBooks use the iBooks app.

You can download your free eBook reader software at:


Returns and Refunds

eBooks: A non-activated eBook can be returned within 14 days after class start date or within 14 days of purchase, whichever is later. Access codes are not returnable once activated, redeemed, scratched, revealed, or accessed. No exceptions.

Apple iBooks: iBooks are not eligible for a return or refund at any time. All sales are final.


To return non-activated eBooks, digital content, and access codes, please contact BNC Customer Service


Source: BNC Help Center

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