Arlington Catholic High School Textbook Information


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Textbook Information

Purchase textbooks and digital content here

The Bookstore is open.
Free shipping w/minimum $99.99 set up as follows:
Second week free shipping - 08-02-2021 thru 08-9-21


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


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/BNC-K-12.  Click on the link to get started.  

You will need:

1) your student's schedule (located in FACTS Family Portal)
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.
4)  School email for your student set up.  


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/BNC K-12 so you are welcome to shop for a lower price if you choose (e.g. Amazon). The digital content or print must be the same edition as provided by MBS Direct and must be device 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 or computers 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/Mac computers.  The student will own the book.  

ebooks -  ebook/eTextbook is a digital, downloadable version of a physical textbook (usually a PDF format).  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).  

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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 or emailed 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. 


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.

Note: Please assign digital content to the student school email (

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


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