All your books in one bundle.
Bearkat Bundle is our new all-encompassing, affordable textbook rental program that will provide undergraduate students with all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and electronic book versions before the first day of class! The average student is estimated to save $150-200 on textbooks for a semester. All undergraduate students will be automatically enrolled.
$23.75 / credit hour
How It Works
Register for your courses
Upon registering for courses, undergraduate students will be automatically enrolled into the program. Once you've successfully selected your courses, the bookstore will start preparing your order.
Verify your order
Starting 30 days before the first day of classes, you will receive an order verification link to your university email to verify your order and select your delivery preference.
Verify your order at least 7 days prior to your first day of class to ensure textbook availability. Schedule changes may require additional verifications.
Receive your books
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 Blackboard.
The Bearkat Bundle program fee will be added to the charges shown on your SHSU Student Account. Just like other charges, it can be paid by financial aid or be paid for out of pocket. If you enroll in a payment plan, this charge will be included in the payment plan calculations. Supplies are not included in this program and will need to be purchased separately.
Accessible Format Textbooks are available for students with disabilities. Eligibility and requests are handled by Services for Students with Disabilities.
If you change courses, revisit the email link to verify changes and select your delivery method. Or, visit us in stores, bringing any course material no longer needed to exchange for new material.
Purchase Your Rental
The program provides you with the option to purchase textbooks at a reduced rate during the return period.
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. Books can be returned to the Bookstore on Campus.
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.
Failure to Return
The purchase price for your textbooks will be added to your SHSU Student Account.
Supplies that cannot be returned and reused such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kids, engineering kits or nursing kits.
Opt Out/Opt In
We encourage students to enjoy deeply discounted and guaranteed course material for the first day of class. We also understand this program may not meet the needs of every student. If you do not wish to participate in the Bearkat Bundle program, you will need to opt-out every semester. You can change your program status 30 days before classes begin.
To change your program status, use the button below to navigate to the program status screen. The program status screen will feature a table with semesters and blue button to the right of each semester. Click the button to opt out or opt back into the program.
Availability to change status:
- Fall 2023 - July 22nd - Sept 6th
- Spring 2024 - December 17th - January 31st
- Summer 2024 - April 30th - June 4th