Free Textbooks - The University of Tulsa

Free Textbooks

The benefits of TU’s free textbooks to all first-year freshmen and transfer undergraduate students:

  • Having required course materials on day one makes it easier to be successful in class
  • Easily access, manage and use digital course materials
  • Minimize the time spent searching for deals on course materials
  • Don’t worry about getting the wrong title or wrong edition

How does TU’s free textbook program work?

This program takes the hassle out of course material buying because required textbooks are fully covered by The University of Tulsa. Students can elect to opt-out of this free textbook program. If you choose to opt-out of this program there are no reimbursements provided.

  • Once you register for your courses, your course list will be sent to the Campus Bookstore. The store will then prepare all of your required course materials for you.
  • When available, reading materials will be provided in a digital textbook format (e-book). If an e-book is unavailable, a physical book will be provided instead.
  • An email will be sent to your TU email address when your books are ready for pickup.

Added or Dropped Classes

If you add a new class and physical books are required, you will receive another email when your order is ready. Please pick up your books at the Campus Bookstore during regular store hours once you receive this email.

If you drop a class (including section changes) or if any of your classes are canceled, please return materials to the Campus Bookstore. DO NOT keep them until the end of the term.

  • To avoid non-return charges for dropped classes, please return rented physical products to the store immediately.
  • Product must be returned in original condition.

Questions? Email

Frequently Asked Questions about Textbook Program

Included are required course materials adopted by your professor through the Campus Bookstore, such as required textbooks. Supporting or consumable course materials are not included, which could include art supplies, lab kits, or scrubs.

Using your electronic device your required textbook titles may be accessed through Harvey.  Once you are in Harvey, select Courses on the left menu. From your selected course, access your eBook from the BryteWave Course Materials link.  For courseware access like Connect, MindTap, WebAssign, Inquisitive, you should click on the links set up by your instructors in your Harvey course.

If you don’t see the materials in your Harvey course as instructed by your professor, then please let them know or contact the bookstore.

Students in course(s) with non-digital materials will receive an email (sent to their utulsa email account) from the Campus Bookstore. Non-digital course materials will have to be picked up in the Allen Chapman Student Union, 2nd Floor Chouteau Room.

If you drop a course, return non-digital materials to the Campus Bookstore immediately. If you add a new course, your digital materials will be available in Blackboard Learn- Harvey within 48 hours (about 2 days). For non-digital materials, an email will be sent to your TU email address when your books are ready for pick up.

You can request accommodation for print versions, please contact the Office of Student Access. For additional information:

Otherwise, to purchase a print copy in addition to the provided ebook, students can make this purchase from the campus bookstore or another retailer.

That is no problem. Contact the campus bookstore to assist in making these arrangements. Campus Bookstore Phone: 918-836-1770

General Inquiries

Contact the TU Campus Bookstore for general inquiries about the textbook program and your book order:

  • Campus Bookstore Email:
  • Campus Bookstore Phone: 918-836-1770
  • Stop by the Student Union Bookstore

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Accessing the textbook program

Contact the TU Helpdesk for specific issues related to accessing the textbook program such as:

  • Digital content issues
  • Logging into Harvey
  • Opting in / out of the program
  • Other concerns

TU Help Desk

  • TU Helpdesk email
  • TU Helpdesk phone 918-631-3500
  • effective August 1st — Stop by a Helpdesk location (Mon–Fri 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
    • John Zink Hall ground level, room 226
    • McFarlin Library ground level room 1040

Navigate to the opt-out portal and click on create an account. Enter your utulsa email address and then email will be sent to utulsa email account. From there you will create your password and be able to log into the opt-out portal.

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The opt-out portal will show your enrolled courses and the ability to opt-out of the undergraduate textbook program.

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The undergraduate textbook program is designed for undergraduate courses. If you are taking graduate or law courses these are not included in this program and course materials will need to be purchased separately.