Bridge Books+

Piedmont University's Bridge Books+ program makes getting your course materials more convenient and affordable.

  • Receive all your course materials before the first day of class
  • Save 35-50% on the cost of the course materials each term
  • Benefit from a highly personalized service

How it Works


Upon registering for courses, you will be automatically enrolled into the program.


Starting 30 days before the first day of classes, you will receive an email to verify your order and select your fulfillment preference.


An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships. Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) within Canvas.


Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for a downloadable pdf of Student FAQs.

Bridge Books+ is a course material model that lowers the cost of materials for students and ensures students have access to all of their required course materials on or before the first day of class. Through this new program, physical books will be conveniently packaged and provided to students on a rental basis, and digital materials will be delivered directly within Canvas. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return their physical course materials to the bookstore.

  • Register for your classes and the bookstore will start preparing your course materials
  • One month before classes start, you will receive an email instructing you to select your delivery preference (in-store pickup or shipped directly to you)
  • An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships
  • Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) within Canvas

Students have the option to opt-out of the Bridge Books+ program each semester during the opt-out window. The opt-out window for the Fall 2024 is open July 15 through August 23, 2024. By opting out, students will not receive their required materials in a convenient package and access to digital content will be removed after the opt-out window closes. Options for purchasing course materials after opting out can be found on the bookstore website. To begin the opt-out process, please follow this link.

To change your opt-out status and opt into the Bridge Books+ program, please click here or follow the instructions found in your opt-out confirmation email. Please note you must make your final selection by August 23, 2024.

The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and digital textbook versions to eligible students for all courses except nursing courses.

The program does not include books for nursing courses or consumables that cannot be returned and reused such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kits, engineering kits or nursing kits.

All eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the Bridge Books+ program.

The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the last day of finals. Students will receive email reminders about the rental deadline to their email address.

Yes, the program provides you with the option to purchase textbooks at a reduced rate during the return period.

Yes, you will still be required to return continuation course textbooks. You will be issued the same title for the next semester of the continuation course.

Students will receive emails and phone calls from the bookstore to remind them to verify their order.

You may return the book to the bookstore on the same terms and timelines currently in place. If you drop a class and enroll in a different class, the bookstore will “swap” the required textbooks/codes so that you have what you need.