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Important Dates & Information

EKU BookSmart Important Dates

July 12, 2021

The Welcome Email message will be sent to the student’s official EKU email address.  This message will outline the EKU BookSmart program and define those course materials that are covered in the EKU BookSmart Program; materials that are not covered in the Program; and the format of course materials whether a loaned physical textbook or digital materials delivered via Blackboard.  No action on this message is required by the student.  Please add notifications@materials.bncollege.com to your address book to ensure these email messages are not trapped by your spam filter.

July 17, 2021

The Student Selection Email message will be sent to the student’s official EKU email address.  Students must take action on this email message by confirming their courses, selecting any additional materials the student may choose to purchase (that is, any materials not required for courses and not included in EKU BookSmart Program), entering payment information for those materials, setting a delivery method, and finalizing the order. Once the Student Selection Email message is completed, it will take approximately 48 hours for the order to be processed by the EKU Bookstore.  If a student drops or adds course(s), separate Student Selection Email message(s) will be initiated for each course and this process will be repeated.

July 19, 2021

Processing of student orders begins.  Each student will receive a confirmation when their order is complete and ready for pick-up or shipping.  Students who select in-store pick-up should print this confirmation and bring it to the bookstore.  For shipped orders, tracking information will be included with the confirmation.

December 3, 2021

All textbooks and non-digital course materials included in the EKU BookSmart Program books-on-loan program are due back to the EKU Bookstore by December 3, 2021.  In addition to returning items directly to the EKU Bookstore, students may also return items in their residence hall or ship items back to the EKU Bookstore via UPS.

EKU BookSmart Delivery Method Options

Big E Welcome Pickup

Students living on campus will pick up their personally customized Big E Box containing their required textbooks and course materials at Alumni Coliseum during the Big E Welcome.  Big E Welcome is scheduled for August 11, 2021 – August 15, 2021.  The last day to select this option is August 2, 2021.

In-Store Pick-Up

Students who live off-campus but within driving distance may select this option and pick up their Big E Box at the Barnes & Noble @ EKU Bookstore located in the Powell Building, Plaza Level.

Ship To My Address

Distant students will select this option to have their Big E Box shipped to their physical address via UPS.


More information about EKU BookSmart can be found on the FAQs page.

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