For your convenience, HU has contracted with Barnes & Noble College (BNC) for all your textbook needs. The required and/or recommended books and course materials for courses are listed here. You may access BNC at https://bncvirtual.com/harrisburgu.

However, you are not obligated to purchase your textbooks from BNC. You may purchase your textbooks from other vendors including, for example, Abebooks, Amazon.com, Books-a-Million (BAM), or Valorebooks.

Although you may obtain favorable pricing from textbook sources other than BNC, HU only contracts with BNC and cannot guarantee the quality or timeliness of another textbook vendor. HU assumes no responsibility for problems/issues that may arise by ordering from any alternate textbook source. (BNC does offer a price-match service on new items.)

Should you purchase from a vendor other than BNC, your purchase must meet the textbook requirements advertised for each registered course. Prior to purchasing from anyone other than BNC, please confirm that the textbook you are purchasing matches the following information:

  • Full name of the book as identified for your HU Course;
  • Correct book edition; and
  • Correct ISBN.

Your textbooks may be new, used, rented, or in an electronic medium so long as they match the assigned and advertised textbook for your class.

Lastly, please order all required textbooks in a timely manner so they are in your possession for the first day of class.