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Pioneer Book Bundle

The Pioneer Book Bundle service offers convenience, savings, and support to elevate your academic experience at PSC! 

Pioneer Book Bundle

  • Get access to all of your course materials before the first day of classes.
  • Save 35-50% on the cost of course materials each term
  • Benefit from a highly personalized service

How it Works! 


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Register For Classes

Upon registering for courses, you will be automatically enrolled into the program.
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Verify Your Order

​​Starting 30 days before the first day of classes, you will receive an email to verify your order and select your fulfillment preference.
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Receive Your Materials

An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships. Your course-required digital materials will be delivered through your PSC Pioneer Portal. 


First Day Complete is a course material delivery model that simplifies the student experience, lowers the cost of materials, and ensures students have access to all required course materials on or before the first day of class. Through this innovative program, physical books are conveniently packaged and provided to students on a rental basis, and access to digital material is directly within the campus LMS, included simply priced at $25 per credit hour. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return rented physical course materials to the bookstore.
  • Register for your classes and the bookstore will 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 LMS

Most students are eligible to participate. However, those who are enrolled in Allied Health, Early College Initiative, non-credit, and company-sponsored programs are not eligible to participate at this time.

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

The program does not include consumable course supplies 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 Pioneer Book bundle program.

Students have the option to opt-out of the First Day® Complete program each semester during the opt-out window. The fall 2024 opt-out window is open 7/22 - 9/16. By opting out, students will not receive their required materials in a convenient package and access to digital content will be removed after the opt-out window closes. Options for purchasing course materials after opting out can be found on the bookstore website, prairie.bncollege.com. To begin the opt-out process, please follow the link below: Opt Out 

To change your opt-out status and opt into the First Day® Complete program, please click Opt Out or follow the instructions found in your opt-out confirmation email. Please note you must make your final selection by 9/16.

Students will be responsible for purchasing their required course materials through the bookstore.

The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the last day of final exams for the semester. Students will receive reminders ahead of the rental deadline to their email address.

Yes, the program provides you with the option to purchase any rental textbooks at a reduced rate during the semester. 

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 email notifications from the bookstore reminding them to verify their order and choose their fulfillment preference. If the student does not opt-out, their materials will be held at the bookstore and their student account will be charged.

Yes, if the student does not opt-out, physical materials will be held at the bookstore, digital materials will be accessed through the LMS and the student account will be charged.

If course materials have been picked up or delivered for the dropped class, those materials should be returned to the bookstore within 48 hours. If you drop a class and enroll in a different class, the bookstore will “swap” the required course materials so that you have what you need.

Yes, you will have 48 hours to return your textbooks. If you do not return the textbooks, the charges for the bundle will remain on your student account and you will be subject to a replacement and non-return processing fee.