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Ivy+ Textbooks

Ivy+ Textbooks

Ivy Plus Free TextbooksWhat is ivy+ textbooks?

Ivy+ Textbooks means all required textbooks are one price. No more questioning the cost of books! For even more value, required textbooks are free for eligible students* through the Spring 2023 semester!

*Dual credit, non-credit, and building/construction trade apprenticeship students are excluded from the Ivy+ textbook model. 

In partnership with Barnes & Noble, Ivy Tech bookstores are the authorized source for your required textbooks, course materials, recommended study aids, school supplies, educationally discounted software, spirit wear, and more!

Access your Ivy+ Textbooks today!

Ivy+ Textbooks Portal

Ivy+ Benefits

  • Ivy+ Textbooks will save students time, money, and hassle when accessing course materials.
  • Ivy Tech will provide all required Ivy+ textbooks to students, no more shopping around to find your textbooks.
  • The majority of Ivy+ textbooks will be offered digitally via IvyLearn in a seamless and streamlined process.

Access your Ivy+ Textbooks in 3 easy steps!

Ivy+ Textbooks will continue to be offered for free through Spring 2023!

  • Register for classes via Schedule Builder or visit MyIvy or the class search page for more information about registering for courses.

     

  • Once registered, check your @ivytech.edu email for information from Barnes & Noble. The email will be sent within 24 hours of registering.  It will include your schedule and textbook confirmation details. Students must confirm in the BNC Ivy+ Textbooks Portal. Confirm your Ivy+ textbook order begins 30 days before start of each semester.

  • Login to IvyLearn to access your digital course materials in the Ivy+ Bookshelf. For physical materials, an email will be sent to your @ivytech.edu email address when your order is ready for pickup or to notify you when it ships. Classes open in IvyLearn two days before the start of class.

Print Textbooks Through Ivy+

If preferred, eligible students enrolled in courses with digital textbooks can choose to order print textbooks when available at no cost. 

The Barnes & Noble Bookstore has created step-by-step instructions for ordering print textbooks.

For specific Ivy+ textbook questions, contact the Barnes & Noble team

Resources and Support

Do you have questions or need assistance with your Ivy+ textbooks?  It is important to check your ivytech.edu email address to receive important Ivy+ information. We also have additional resources available to help!

Ivy+Textbooks and Barnes & Noble Frequently Asked Questions

  • Register for your classes and the Ivy Tech bookstores will start preparing your course materials. Sit back and relax while we get everything ready for you!

    • Digital textbooks will be delivered automatically within IvyLearn. No shipping required!
    • One month before classes start, you will receive an email to your ivytech.edu email from Barnes & Noble instructing you to select your delivery preference for any print materials if your classes require them (in-store pickup or shipped directly to you). Shipping is free.
    • An email notification will be sent to your ivytech.edu email address when your order with physical materials is ready for pickup or when it ships.

    Note: The Barnes & Noble textbook email will only be sent to students registered for the upcoming term. If you register within 30 days of the start of the term, please allow approximately 24 hours for the email to be sent after you complete registration. This provides time for the bookstore to receive your class registration and prepare your course material list in the Ivy+ program. If you log in to IvyLearn and do not see your textbooks, please try again within 24 hours of registering.

  • Yes. Ivy+ Textbooks is a digital-first model, but if you prefer print textbooks, you will still have access to looseleaf print (sometimes called "low-cost print" though they are free) are offered at no additional cost when available. You have the flexibility to choose the format that’s best for you.

  • Digital textbooks are available through your IvyLearn dashboard. Simply click on an eBook or select digital content in IvyLearn to access it. If an access code is required, a pop-up window will appear to prompt you to enter the code to access. Features such as highlighting, read aloud, and note-taking, will vary based on the publisher and digital platform.

    Quick guides and video tutorials are also available in IvyLearn, and knowledge base articles in MyIvy provide more information about using digital textbooks.

  • If a textbook is being offered digitally, you can still opt for a print version at no additional cost. You can order physical books in the Ivy+ BNC Student Experience Portal and either pick them up at your local bookstore or have them shipped directly to you for free. Print options are typically offered in a looseleaf (low-cost print) format. If a looseleaf print option is unavailable, you can work with your campus bookstore for an alternative print option.

  • Yes. With Ivy+ Textbooks, print textbooks are available as rentals which can either be returned or purchased at the end of a term. You will receive an email from Barnes & Noble before the end of the term with instructions for either option. Purchase prices are discounted and vary by publisher. Other materials, like notebooks and written lab manuals, do not need to be returned.

  • You will receive email instructions from Barnes & Noble before books are due. You can return rental textbooks two ways:

    • In the mail: Barnes & Noble emails include a shipping label, which can be printed and used to mail books back to one of the 22 campus bookstore locations.
    • At the bookstore: Bring textbooks to any Ivy Tech Barnes & Noble Bookstore and follow signage to the drop-off location. If your campus does not have a bookstore, Barnes & Noble will designate a space with drop-off times and details.
  • The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the end of the 8-week term or 16-week semester based on the length of the course. You will receive email reminders about the rental deadline to your ivytech.edu email address.

  • You will be charged for any rental textbooks that are not returned to the Ivy Tech Barnes & Noble Bookstore. In addition, a hold may be placed on your Ivy Tech student account that may prevent registration until you either return the materials or pay the replacement cost.

  • Digital textbooks are the recommended option for materials in a continuous class. If the material is not available in digital format, a print rental will be provided. You can use the same book for two consecutive 8-week classes falling within the same 16-week semester. Books are rented on an 8-week term or 16-week semester basis. Materials such as lab manuals and workbooks are considered single-use items and do not need to be returned.

  • Approximately 24 hours after making a schedule change, you will receive an email to your ivytech.edu email from the bookstore with instructions and next steps. If you have withdrawn from a course that uses printed materials, you will be directed to return those materials to the bookstore in unopened packages. If adding a class, you will be directed to confirm your new materials for the course and select shipping or in-store pickup.

  • Yes. If you have financial aid available, it can be used in the bookstore, either in-store or on the Barnes & Noble website. Any financial aid (e.g., Pell grant, state financial aid, student loans, other grants, scholarships, etc.) will be applied to your tuition and required fees first. You can still use remaining financial aid for any other materials or supplies at the bookstore at Barnes & Noble pricing. Remember, required textbooks will be covered by Ivy+ through the Spring 2023 semester!

  • For questions about the BNC Ivy+ Student Portal, contact the Barnes & Noble team.

  • Accessible Format Textbooks are available for students with disabilities. Eligibility and requests are handled by Disability Support Services

  • Ivy+ Textbooks does not include supplies such as lab goggles, dissection kits, model kits, engineering or nursing kits, or other items that cannot be returned and reused. It also does not cover textbooks that are not required for courses.

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Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET

765-643-7133
sm8324@bncollege.com

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Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET

812-330-6100
bcox@bncollege.com

Bloomington Bookstore
200 Daniels Way, Room D107
Bloomington, IN 47404

Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET

812-374-5250
sm8322@bncollege.com

Columbus Bookstore
4475 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

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Lake County at Crown Point Bookstore
9900 Connecticut Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307

Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

574-830-0375, ext. 5346
sm8316@bncollege.com

Elkhart Bookstore
22531 County Road 18
Goshen, IN 46528

Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT
Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT

812-429-1418

Evansville Bookstore
3407 N First Avenue
Evansville, IN 47710

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Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET

317-921-4793
sm8310@bncollege.com

Indianapolis Bookstore
2535 N Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

Kokomo Bookstore
1815 E Morgan Street
Kokomo, IN 46901

Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET

One week before classes begin and first week of classes:
Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET

765-269-5613
sm8313@bncollege.com

Lafayette Bookstore
3101 S Creasy Lane Ivy Hall 1370
Lafayette, IN 47905

Lake County has 3 full-service campuses. Select a campus below to see contact information for their Bookstores department.

Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET

317-921-4693
sm8321@bncollege.com

Lawrence Bookstore
9301 East 59th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46216

812-537-4010
sm8326@bncollege.com

Lawrenceburg Bookstore
50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Fax: 812-537-0993

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Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET

812-265-2580, ext. 4141
pscroggins@bncollege.com

Madison Bookstore
590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

rbell@bncollege.com

Marion Bookstore
261 Commerce Drive
Marion, IN 46953

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Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET

765-289-2291, ext. 1616
rcantu@bncollege.com

Muncie Bookstore
345 S High Street, Fisher Building, Lower Level
Muncie, IN 47304

Fax: 765-381-1371

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Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET
Bookstore may close for up to an hour for lunch Monday–Thursday

765-966-2656, ext. 1261
sm8325@bncollege.com

Richmond Bookstore
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374

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Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

812-246-3301, ext. 4119
sm8320@bncollege.com

Sellersburg Bookstore
8204 Hwy 311
Sellersburg, IN 47172

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Please contact Bookstores at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

574-289-7001

South Bend Bookstore
220 Dean Johnson Boulevard
South Bend, IN 46601

Please contact Bookstores at our full-service campus located in Evansville.

Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET

812-298-2217
sm8311@bncollege.com

Terre Haute Bookstore
8000 S Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET

574-267-5428, ext. 7227
myarnold@bncollege.com

Warsaw Bookstore
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582