Textbooks and materials for your course can be found on the Course Materials List and at the MBS Bookstore. If you have any questions – or need assistance finding the correct text for a course – please contact our staff. You are welcome to call us (866-422-2645 ext. 16296) or – even better – email militarytextbooks@coastline.edu for a quick and helpful response.

Please review the list of Military Program Course Materials for ISBN numbers and textbook/course material information.

NOTE: "NEW ONLY" materials may include access codes or DVD/CDs and must be purchased at MBS. If the Military Programs Course Materials list indicates used, rental, or e-books are available through another source, research the 13-digit ISBN at www.textbookrentals.com. Students frequently save money by renting, buying used, or purchasing e-book access for courses.


Students who order their course materials through MBS will receive free shipping.

Mailing costs for orders shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, and APO/FPO addresses are charged to student then reimbursed within 30 days. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Students ordering from other sources (Amazon, Chegg, etc.) are responsible for shipping costs – if any. Many providers feature FREE shipping, so remember to check the options at www.textbookrentals.com.

MBS Bookstore will ship via USPS to APO/FPO addresses. If you are stationed outside the U.S., we strongly recommend that you order through MBS.

Some courses require “New Only” materials. These packages are only available through MBS. Please purchase NEW textbooks at the MBS Bookstore. Please review details at the Military Program Course Materials list to see if your courses have these additional requirements.

If "New Only" is NOT required, you may consider renting from another provider. Textbook ISBN codes are available on the Military Program Course Materials list. A good source to view prices and options is www.textbookrentals.com.

The information on this webpage is NOT intended for NCPACE students. The text(s) for NCPACE course(s) will be sold pier-side during registration. Course materials for NCPACE are different from Online/PDA materials. For more information about the NCPACE program, please visit the following link: NCPACE information

Students are responsible for timely receipt of materials and should order well in advance of course start date. If students do not have materials when session begins, they must notify their instructor(s) or drop by the deadlines on the Academic Calendar to avoid tuition/grade penalties.