What Textbooks Do I Need?

Good news! You do not need to wait for the syllabus or access to the course, you can find your textbook information weeks before the course starts.

Students enrolled in online courses have access to textbook information ahead of the term.  To find out what textbook(s) you need for your course, simply visit the website for MBS Direct, Webster’s official bookstore for online and extended campus courses.  You will be able to view whether books are required or optional for your course, or if no text is required.

To look up your textbook(s):

  1. click “Order Your Books” button
  2. click on “Pay with Credit Card or PayPal” Continue button (if you are just viewing the books you don’t have to actually enter credit card info)
  3. Put a checkmark in Online Programs (first option) and click continue at the bottom of the page.
  4. Put a checkmark next to your class(es) and click continue at the bottom of the page, it will show you the required and/or optional texts.

Or you can view this video on how to look up your textbook(s):

Note: If you are located in St. Louis, please use MBS Direct as your bookstore; Follett does not stock or sell books for online courses on the St. Louis campus.
If using federal financial aid, you may also be eligible to obtain a book voucher to use your refund in advance of the term to purchase your book.


Effective this coming Summer, 2016

Webster University will be working with Follett bookstore to meet all student textbook and class material needs. Students interested in selling back their textbooks can now do so through the online Follett buy-back option: www.bkstr.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/AboutBuybackView?langId=-1&catalogId=10001&storeId=10410&demoKey=d (Links to an external site.)