Textbook Information

Purchase textbooks and digital content here

For help with MBS/Vitalsource ebooks it is best to have your order number and MBS account information ready to help troubleshoot  877-420-1728

MBS Direct Customer Service:  Customer service: 1-800-325-3252 customerservice@mbsdirect.net

 


The Arlington Catholic Book Store will open July 5th, 2018.   Free shipping offers will run from July 5, 2018 - July 12, 2018 and August 5, 2018- August 12, 2018.

Purchasing your textbooks/digital content for school

Arlington Catholic High School works with an  online course material company called MBS Direct.  We use this company to provide a one stop shopping experience.  Most of our course material, print book, workbooks and  digital content are found through MBS Direct.  Click on the link to get started.  

You will need:

1) your student's schedule (located in ParentWeb)
2) credit card or paypal to make the payment.
3) If you are ordering for more than one child on one MBS account please go to “Sibling Purchases” at the bottom of the page.
 

MBS Direct Bookstore - Ordering Instructions 

If you are purchasing books through iTunes and you would like to avoid having your student have access to a credit card, you can purchase an iTunes card.

ISBN numbers are provided through MBS Direct so you are welcome to shop for a lower price if you choose (e.g. Amazon). The digital content must be the same edition as provided by MBS Direct and must be iPad compatible.

 

For novels and paperbacks, some students have found The Book Rack, (located directly across the street from AC), to have a better price.

 

 

 

 

Digital Textbooks

There are three types of digital textbooks/content that students will purchase for their classes at Arlington Catholic High School

iBooks - An iBook is an electronic book designed for Apple's tablet computer only.  These books are sold through the iTunes Store only.  iBook Reader App is used to read the books.  This app is standard on the iPad.  The student will own the book.  

ebooks -  ebook/eTextbook is a digital, downloadable version of a physical textbook.  These books are sold through our MBS Direct bookstore and Vitalsource.  Vitalsource Bookshelf® is the platform in which is used to read, study and learn.   Most of these books are a one year rental, the student does not own the book.  (Vitalsource Bookshelf App needs to be downloaded to the iPad to read on the iPad).  

Bookshelf App (free) .bookshelfapp.PNG

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bookshelf/id389359495?mt=8

 

Access codes -  many of our digital content is purchased through access codes provided by the publisher.  The access code is sold through our bookstore MBS direct.  The publisher then provides a code, to the student to access the digital text.  These access codes are sent by US Mail,  to the student with the order.   Once they get the access code in the mail, they will have instructions of how to access the content.  This is a one year access code to the digital content.  Depending on the publisher of the access codes the following apps may be needed to read the text on the iPad

 


 

 

 


Sibling Purchases  

 

Here is a link to a video on how to order for multiple students and have the content go directly to each student.  https://vimeo.com/264086266
 

Note: it is best to assign digital content to the student school email (xxxxx@student.achs.net).
 

For help with MBS/Vitalsource ebooks it is best to have your order number and MBS account information ready to help troubleshoot  877-420-1728.

MBS Direct Customer Service:  Customer service: 1-800-325-3252 customerservice@mbsdirect.net

 

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