Spalding University Online Bookstore

At Spalding University, undergraduate students don’t need to make separate purchases for textbooks—it’s all included! Graduate students should purchase their books for each individual course on a case-by-case basis as needed.

Created in partnership with Akademos, Inc., and powered by TextbookX, Spalding’s Eagle Advantage equitable access course material program course material program is an innovative, personalized, and affordable solution for students. At the start of each qualifying term, all undergraduate students will receive all the digital and/or physical course materials they need in order to succeed.

Here’s How It Works

Faculty select the course materials they want to use and submit it through the online bookstore website. Akademos then sources the materials in physical and digital formats.

Undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in the program with the option to opt out. Once registered for the upcoming term, materials are compiled with physical textbooks mailed to campus while digital course material access information is emailed.

Your textbooks and materials will be delivered before the first day of class without having to place individual orders or pay out of pocket.

The cost is included on your student account and calculated on a flat fee of $325 per student per semester, regardless of how much each individual textbook costs.

If you want to opt out of the program, you can do so through the website. The deadline to opt out is 24 days prior to the start of the term.

Program Benefits

  • High-quality, low-cost course materials for all of your registered classes
  • One flat fee for books regardless of course, major, or material format
  • No out-of-pocket textbook costs
  • Delivery of all materials prior to the first day of class
  • A personalized website showing courses and when, where, and how course materials will be delivered
  • An integrated system where digital materials are easily referenced through the bookstore’s eLibrary and move with you as courses are added and dropped
  • Year-round student support with 24/7 availability during the back-to-school season
  • Branded apparel & gifts including clothing, hats, and more

What Actions Do Students Need to Take?

Not much at all!

  1. Check out your course list at to see what materials you’ll receive
  2. Physical texts will be mailed to you. You will receive an email with tracking information. Check your address at
  3. Check your email or Canvas for digital access information

Contact if you have any questions.

You do not need to take any actions to ensure that your materials are delivered. Physical items will be mailed to you, while digital course material access information will be emailed as well as listed in your bookstore eLibrary account and Canvas for future reference.

  • Physical items: Items will be delivered to your address. If you live on campus or selected on campus pick up, pick up physical from the mail room. You will receive an email reminder with tracking information prior to deliver.
  • Access digital materials: You will be emailed access information for your digital materials. Depending on the item, you may access the materials through Canvas, through a publisher’s website, or through VitalSource.
  • Log into the website before every major term to see what materials you will receive. This is especially important so that you know which of your items are physical and which are digital.