Online Bookstore and Open Educational Resources

At Tillamook Bay Community College, we want to make sure you continuously receive the best in education. To help us deliver on this goal, we work closely with our textbook partner, MBS Direct, to guarantee that you and all students have the correct course materials. MBS Direct was carefully selected to deliver the best value for you and to ensure peace of mind because course materials are specific to your class schedule, with no hidden costs. Students may use their approved TBCC financial aid to purchase or rent books online through the online bookstore.

Online Bookstore

TBCC has an online bookstore available 24/7 through MBS Direct.

The benefits of MBS Direct:

  • Books can be purchased online 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • The nation’s largest inventory of used books for cost savings
  • All orders shipped in a timely manner
  • Multiple payment options
  • 100% return policy. Course materials must be returned within two weeks after class start date or within 21 days of date shipped, whichever is later.
  • Excellent, U.S. based customer service by phone or email
  • Customer Loyalty Program that increases the amount you receive when selling back your books.

The TBCC Store cashier is available during business hours to assist you with questions.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER stands for “Open Educational Resources.” Many of TBCC’s online and hybrid classes utilize OER’s, saving students hundreds of dollars that would otherwise be spent on textbooks. If you see the OER symbol listed in the Schedule of Classes that means the instructor is using these resources instead of requiring a text book.

For information on the OER required for your class select the button above and search for your class or contact your instructor.

How do I buy books with Financial Aid?

If you have Federal or State financial aid in excess of your tuition and fee charges, you may be able to buy books with a book voucher.

When you accept your Financial Aid award online, you must click yes when answering the question regarding charging books and supplies against your financial aid.

If you are eligible for a book voucher, you will receive an email from MBSDirect (TBCC’s online bookstore) with your book voucher code via your TBCC email address.

Book vouchers are available, three weeks before the term begins through the second day of the term.  Click on Book Voucher Information to see a schedule of dates.

Books purchased online with book vouchers become part of your student account balance. You are responsible for any amount not covered by your financial aid funds.

How do I buy books with other financial support?

If you have a scholarship or a third party sponsor (employer, Vocational Rehab, etc), once we receive authorization from the scholarship or third party, we will issue a book voucher.Click Third Party Authorization Info   for information regarding submitting third party authorizations.

Once the book voucher is available, you will receive an email from MBSDirect (TBCC’s online bookstore) with your book voucher code via your TBCC email address.

Book vouchers are available, three weeks before the term begins through the second day of the term.  Click on Book Voucher Information to see a schedule of dates.

Books purchased online with book vouchers become part of your student account balance. You are responsible for any amount not covered by Third Party funds.