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Alma Mater Merc partners with largest U.S. textbook supplier

Updated: Jun 29

A letter from Ashley Hancock, Director of the new Alma Mater Merc bookstore and convenience store at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.



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SWOSU Faculty and Staff:


We have partnered with the largest textbook supplier in the nation, BNC Services. They currently serve the needs of nearly half a million students nationwide, with over 7 million books in their Columbia (MO) facility. BNC Services was developed to help institutions like ours improve textbook services. The BNC Services program ensures course materials will be available when academic terms begin. This program provides convenient ordering, accurate and timely fulfillment, and better overall services for our students.


Additional benefits:


  • BNC Services maintains a current list of our courses and materials, and in the event of any changes, they promptly notify students.

  • Students may sell back their textbooks to BNC Services using a convenient online buyback option*

  • Students may access the online Virtual Bookstore 24/7 at: https://bncvirtual.com/swosu

  • Orders are shipped via UPS from BNC Services within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays)


We hope you are as pleased about this service as we are. We look forward to another exciting semester.


Ashley Hancock


Alma Mater Merc Director

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