First Day Access Textbook Savings Program

Polk State College has partnered with Barnes and Noble as well as Cengage, Macmillan, McGraw Hill, Pearson, and Wiley to offer the First Day Access Textbook Savings Program. The First Day Access Textbook Savings Program allows students to opt-in to receive their textbooks through Canvas. With just a few clicks of the mouse, students gain instant access to their textbooks and save 20-50% or more off the national retail price.

What courses are participating in the program?

Over 200 course sections are participating in the First Day Access program for the fall 2019 semester. Click here to view a list of participating courses or check with your instructor, your course syllabus, or the Polk State College Bookstore website at to find out if your course is participating.

What is the benefit of participating in the program?

There are a number of benefits to participating in the program, including deeply discounted prices on your textbooks, the guaranteed right materials, no access codes, deferred billing, and the ability to access your textbooks on or before the first day of class.

How do I opt-in to receive my textbooks?

You will opt-in to receive your textbooks and save money through Canvas.

  1. Access Canvas at

2. Access your course from the Dashboard. Access to courses in Canvas begins six days prior to the start of the course.

  1. Click Course Materials on the left-hand side of the screen. (You may be asked to select your campus. Please select the campus associated with your course. If you select the wrong campus, you will be directed to another page. If this occurs, please repeat the process and select the other campus location.)

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  1. Click the checkbox next to “Opt-In” and click “Confirm.”

What is the deadline to opt-in?

You must opt-in by the end of the drop period for your course. See below for specific dates and consult your course for more details.

Fall 2019 Deadlines:

  • Session 1 (16-Week) Classes: Opt-in by 8/25/2019
  • Fastrack 1 Classes: Opt-In by 8/25/2019
  • 12-Week Classes: Opt-In by 9/22/2019
  • Fastrack 2 Classes: Opt-In by 10/21/2019

How do I pay for my textbooks?

The price of your textbooks that you opt-in to access through this program will be posted to your student account within 3-5 business days after the opt-in deadline. If you have financial aid in excess of your tuition, fees, and other Bookstore purchases, your charges will be covered. If you do not have financial aid, you will need to pay online through Passport or visit the Cashier’s Office on either the Winter Haven or Lakeland Campus.

What happens if I drop the course?

If you drop the course before the posted drop deadline, you will not be charged.

Whom do I contact if I need technical support accessing my textbooks?

If you’re having trouble accessing your textbooks, there are multiple ways to get help. You may visit, you may call Barnes and Noble’s Customer Careline at 844-9-EBOOKS (1-844-932-6657), or you may visit the Bookstore on either the Lakeland or Winter Haven Campus.

Where can I find additional information?

  • If your textbook is provided by Cengage, please click here. Please click here for Cengage e-books provided through Yuzu.
  • If your textbook is provided by Macmillan, please click here for additional information.
  • If your textbook is provided by McGraw Hill, please click here for additional information.
  • If your textbook is provided by Pearson, please click here for MyLab or Mastering. Please click here for REVEL. Please click here for Pearson e-books provided through Yuzu.
  • If your textbook is provided by Wiley, please click here for additional information.