Concordia Online students can buy their textbooks quickly and easily through MBS Direct, Concordia's textbook partner. While this walk-through is provided by ITS, the system and support is handled by MBS Direct. More information on how to contact them if needed is provided later in the article.

Website Location

The bookstore homepage is located at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/cu-portland.htm.

Setting Up Your Account

All students will need to set up their MBS Direct account in order to purchase books. To begin, look for the blue 'Log In' button in the upper right corner of the homepage.

In the Sign In screen, you can create a new account by clicking the 'I don't have an account' link beneath the sign in boxes. If you already have an MBS Direct account, you can simply sign back in with your email and password.

For new accounts, simply enter your name, preferred email, and create a password. Click Create Account.

Once your account is created, you can use the tools in the 'My Account' section to monitor your orders, redeem coupon codes and manage account settings such as your shipping address and payment preferences.

Ordering Textbooks

Finding and ordering your books is simple. Click the 'Order Books' link on the homepage to start.

Decide how you will be paying for your order. MBS Direct accepts most credit/debit cards, PayPal, and various forms of vouchers.

Select your term and which program you will be taking your classes in. You can select as many as necessary.

All the courses in the programs you chose will be listed on the following page. Scroll through until you find the classes you are enrolled in, and check the box to select. Click Continue.

Most classes will have books available at multiple price points. Depending on the availability, you should have the option to buy used, new, or even to rent your books.

Finally, review the items in your cart and proceed to Checkout.

Manage Digital Content with MBS Direct

Your MBS Direct account can also be used to manage and collate your digital content from around the web. To access this, click the Digital Content link in the page header.

A full explanation of this aspect of MBS's service can be found here. The Digital Content manager can also be accessed via mobile device. Click for details of the iOS app, and the Android app.


Need help with your order? Contact MBS Direct HERE or visit their FAQ.

Updated by Steven Quirk 11/21/13