Niner Course Pack
The Niner Course Pack provides students access to all course materials without the need to shop around before the first day of class. Niner Course Pack is a textbook rental program. Students will have the option to buy their rented textbook at a reduced price at the end of the semester. Enrollment in the program is automatic and the cost is $20 per credit hour per term.
- Having all your course materials ahead of time.
- Saving 35 to 50 percent off your course materials.
- Enjoying a highly personalized concierge service.
How it works
Register for class
You will be automatically enrolled into the program during course registration. Once you've 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 email to verify your Niner Course Pack order and select how you would like to receive your materials.
Receive your materials
An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships. Your digital materials will be delivered in Canvas.
Opt-out deadlines for students:
- Opt-out deadline for fall 2023: Sept. 1, 2023
- Opt-out deadline for spring 2024: Jan. 24, 2024
- Opt-out deadline for summer 2024: May 25, 2024
Return deadline for fall 2023 course materials:
- Dec. 14, 2023
Frequently Asked Questions
Accessing your Niner Course Pack
A: Register for classes, and the bookstore will prepare your required course materials. Approximately one month before classes start, you will receive an email to your University email address requesting your delivery preference (in-store pickup or shipped directly to you).
When your order is ready for pickup or when it ships, you’ll receive an email confirmation. Your digital materials will be delivered within Canvas and will be accessible when your instructor opens the Canvas course.
Students who register for courses late will still be automatically enrolled in the program and will receive email notifications after registering for courses.
A: Undergraduate and Graduate students will have access to Niner Course Pack. Students enrolled in only zero credit hour courses and students who have not returned Niner Course Pack materials from previous semesters will not be automatically enrolled in the Niner Course Pack.
Students may opt out from the program beginning 30 days before the first day of class until the University census date for the fall and spring semesters. (See the academic calendar.) Summer session opt-out deadlines occur five days after the start of the session.
Ordering and payment
A: The charge for the Niner Course Pack is $20 per credit hour enrolled. For example, if you are enrolled in 15 credit hours, you can expect to pay $300 for all course materials, saving you on average anywhere from 35 to 50 percent.
The course materials charge is billed to your UNC Charlotte student account. Financial aid may be used to cover some or all of the cost of course materials.
If you are enrolled in courses without required materials, please review whether the program presents a cost savings to you. If it does not, consider opting out for the semester.
Q: What if my instructor/course requires low cost or Open Educational Resources (OER) materials or doesn't require a textbook, do students still have to pay the Niner Course Pack fee?
A: The Niner Course Pack may represent significant benefits for most students.
However, students may opt out of the Niner Course Pack here.
Please note that when opting out of the program, you will be opting out of all courses for the semester. You may not opt out on a course-by-course basis. It will be up to each student to evaluate their required course materials and determine whether remaining in or opting out of the Niner Course Pack is financially beneficial.
You can always opt back in by visiting the link in your opt-out confirmation email or by using the link above, as long as it’s before the opt-out deadline.
A: Students are responsible for purchasing required course materials through any bookseller including the Barnes & Noble Charlotte bookstore in the same manner previously used prior to the Niner Course Pack program.
If students opt out, access to digital course materials available within Canvas will be removed and students are responsible for purchasing all required course materials unless the student selects to opt back in before the identified deadline.
Information for faculty and advisors
If you are a faculty member or advisor looking for more information about First Day® Complete and the Niner Course Pack, please be sure to visit our faculty/advisor information webpage below.
If you have trouble accessing course materials in Canvas or you have a technical question, please contact Barnes and Noble College Customer Care at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-844-932-6657.