Spring Semester Changes in Course Materials

With the recent and ongoing precautions surrounding the spread of COVID-19, BYU-Idaho staff, faculty, and students have had to make many adjustments to ensure student success. One of those changes is the closing of the textbook department in the bookstore. The University Store understands that this creates a challenge for students and has implemented a new plan to help students get Spring 2020 course materials on time, at a lower cost, and with less risk to their personal health.


Due to recent changes with Spring Semester classes only being available online or remotely, the bookstore has expanded their inventory of digital course materials. The bookstore strongly suggests using a digital version this semester:

  • It’s the quickest and safest way to ensure course materials are available the first day of class.
  • Digital books cannot be contaminated by COVID-19.
  • Digital books do not need to be returned or shipped back at the end of the semester.

All materials will be updated on the student Book List as well as the Text Express website. If students are enrolled in a course with Auto Access content, those textbooks will already be digitally available in I-Learn. All regular e-books can be found here.


By reserving materials through Text Express, students can select the items they need and have them shipped to their home. Orders submitted by midnight (Mountain Time) April 11 are most likely to arrive before classes start. Orders placed after April 11 will arrive after the start of spring classes.

Standard reservation and shipping fees of $5 each ($10 total) will be applied to the order as it is being processed and shipped.

Please email questions to service@byuistore.com

First published: 2020/03/27 @ 8:58 PM