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Our LomaBooks program makes getting your course materials more convenient and affordable.

  • Receive all your course materials before the first day of class

  • Save 35-50% on the cost of course materials each term

  • Benefit from a highly personalized service

LomaBooks is available for all traditional undergraduate students.  The program is not currently available for students enrolled in graduate and accelerated undergraduate programs

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How it Works

Register for Classes

Upon registering for courses, you will be automatically enrolled into the program.   Students may choose to opt-out of participation during  the opt-out window.

Verify Your Order

Starting 30 days before the first day of classes, you will receive an email to verify your order and select your fulfillment preference. 

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Receive Your Textbooks

An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships. Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) within Canvas.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the LomaBooks program?

LomaBooks is a course material delivery model that simplifies the student experience, lowers the cost of materials, and ensures students have access to all required course materials on or before the first day of class. Through this innovative program, physical books are conveniently packaged and provided to students on a rental basis, and access to digital material is directly within the Canvas, for a flat rate of $22 per credit hour. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return rented physical course materials to the bookstore.

How does it work?

  • Register for your classes and the bookstore will start preparing your course materials
  • One month before classes start, you will receive an email instructing you to select your delivery preference (in-store pickup or shipped directly to you)
  • An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships
  • Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) within canvas

Why is PLNU launching the LomaBooks program?

Three key reasons.  First, this program has been a top request from the student ASB senate the last two years, so this is a direct response to student feedback. Second, the vast majority of students will save money with this program, on average 30% or more. Third, other schools that have introduced this program have seen an overall increase in grades and student success in the classroom.  We see this as a win/win/win all around.  

Who is eligible to participate?

All traditional undergraduate students (students taking classes at the Point Loma campus) are eligible to participate and will be automatically enrolled in the program starting with the Fall 2024 semester.  Students may choose to opt out of the program for any semester.  

Study abroad courses and courses taken via Acadium course sharing are excluded.

What materials are included in the program?

The program provides all required textbooks, eTextbooks, lab manuals, and access codes to eligible students. The program also includes consumable course supplies such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kits, engineering kits or nursing kits.

How do I enroll in the program?

All eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the Loma Books program.

Can I opt-out of the program?

Students have the option to opt-out of the Loma Books program each semester during the opt-out window. The opt-out window is open beginning 30 days before the start of classes and ends on the add/drop deadline. By opting out, students will not receive their required materials in a convenient package and access to digital content will be removed after the opt-out window closes.  Options for purchasing course materials after opting out can be found on the bookstore website. To begin the opt-out process, please follow this link.

How do I change my opt-out status?

To change your opt-out status and opt into the Loma Books program, please click here or follow the instructions found in your opt-out confirmation email. Please note you must make your final selection by the add/drop deadline.  For the Fall 2024 semester, this is Sept 13th, 2024.