Overview of MBS Direct, the online textbook vendor
The Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Fitzgerald complex closed in June 2018, and Barnes & Noble relocated to the Student Center first floor Hive location to operate a campus store with logo apparel, hats, computers, course packets, snacks and Starbucks drinks. Textbooks were placed online with vendor MBS Direct , and textbooks are still ordered for both the UB campus and Shady Grove through the FacultyEnlight link shown in the left hand menu.
To allow time for the vendor to stock the books, ship to the student, and allow the student reading time in advance of class the ordering deadlines are:
Law November 25
Graduate/Undergraduate December 15
Winterim: November 25
This is the online view students see, and you may use this site to check that your textbook appears correctly. Enter the course number in the box on the right and click the correct section to select it. Click the blue arrow in the bottom right to see the textbook view.
Students may use financial aid to buy textbooks and to pay for shipping. Textbook orders over $59 will be shipped free to a student’s home or workplace, or to campus.
Here is the link to log into FacultyEnlight , and here is a link to a "tips" page to provide more detail about using FacultyEnlight, working with the textbook vendor MBS Direct, and the process for ordering course packets.