Barnes & Noble First Day Complete® for Students

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Barnes & Noble First Day Complete® for Students

Quick, Convenient, Affordable Course Materials for a Flat Fee

NJCU has partnered with Barnes & Noble to offer your required course materials in a convenient package before the first day of class—all for a $24 flat fee per credit that will save you between 35-50% when compared to purchasing materials separately. The Barnes & Noble First Day Complete program is completely voluntary and begins in Fall 2022.

How it Works

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Register for Classes

Once you register for classes, you will automatically be enrolled in the program. You can review your course materials to make an informed choice about whether it makes financial sense for you to remain opted in to this program, or if you'd like to opt out.

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Verify Your Order

30 days before the first day of class, you will receive an email to verify your order. Most books will be available electronically if you wish. You'll also choose whether to pick up any physical materials in person or have them delivered. 

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Receive Your Books & Materials

You'll receive an email notification when the order is ready for pickup or when it ships. Digital materials will be delivered in Blackboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

First Day Complete is a course material model that lowers the cost of materials for students and ensures students have access to all of their required course materials on or before the first day of class. Through this new program, physical books will be conveniently packaged and provided to students on a rental basis, and digital materials will be delivered directly within the Blackboard system. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return their physical course materials to the bookstore.

  •  Register for your classes and the bookstore will automatically 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 the Blackboard system

The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and digital textbook versions to eligible students.

The program does not include consumables that cannot be returned and reused such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kits, engineering kits or nursing kits.

All eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the First Day® Complete program.

The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the last day of finals. Students will receive email reminders about the rental deadline to their email address.

Yes, the program provides you with the option to purchase textbooks at a reduced rate during the return period.

Yes, you will still be required to return continuation course textbooks. You will be issued the same title for the next semester of the continuation course.

Students will receive emails and phone calls from the bookstore to remind them to verify their order.

You may return the book to the bookstore on the same terms and timelines currently in place. If you drop a class and enroll in a different class, the bookstore will “swap” the required textbooks/codes so that you have what you need.

Opt-Out of Barnes & Noble First Day Complete

If you would prefer not to participate in this convenient, cost-saving program, you may opt out here starting August 1, 2022. The Opt-Out Deadline for Fall 2022 was September 15, 2022, but has been extended to September 19, 2022.


If you have questions about the program that are not answered here, please email the NJCU Bookstore.

Important Deadlines 2022-2023 School Year

Fall Session 1

Opt-Out Available: August 1, 2022

Last Day to Opt Out: September 15, 2022 - Now EXTENDED to September 19, 2022

Fall Session 2 

Opt-Out Available: October 1, 2022

Last Day to Opt Out: November 1, 2022

Winter Session 1

Opt-Out Available: December 1, 2022

Last Day to Opt Out: December 24, 2022

Winter Session 2

Opt-Out Available: December 15, 2022

Last Day to Opt Out: January 6, 2023

Spring Session 1

Opt-Out Available: January 2, 2023

Last Day to Opt Out: January 30, 2023

Spring Session 2

Opt-Out Available: March 6, 2023

Last Day to Opt Out: March 30, 2023