Textbook Information

St. Benedict uses BNC K-12, powered by MBS as our official textbook partner. The primary format is “digital”, utilizing downloaded eBooks and online textbooks on the BNC K-12, powered by MBS website. Many, but not all books are purchased from BNC K-12, powered by MBS. Some books (iBook downloads and textbook/workbooks) will be purchased from the instructor the first week of school. Also, some classes will have no textbook required. If your student would like a hard copy of a book instead of, or in addition to, eBooks, teachers will give this information to students in class.

NEW and TRANSFER STUDENTS: Please do not download these “digital” books until after your laptop distribution session.

Sophomores who purchased Our Moral Life in Christ as a freshman will not need to repurchase the book; it is an iBook and should still be in your iTunes account. If the book was not purchased as a freshman, you can purchase it through BNC K-12, powered by MBS ($12.00) or iBooks ($26.00).

BNC K-12, powered by MBS Purchases

The BNC K-12, powered by MBS bookstore is now open and “digital” books can be purchased using the course numbers listed on the student’s “Course Schedule” that was emailed on July 8.

To purchase books through BNC K-12, powered by MBS, you can access our portal on BNC K-12, powered by MBS's website by clicking here. Using the student’s “Course Schedule”, books are purchased by selecting the appropriate course number for each class. After selecting the course numbers, then clicking on View Your Materials, books available for purchase will be listed or you may receive the following messages:

  • “Materials Available from the Instructor” - these are iBooks and textbook/workbooks that will be purchased the first week of school with help from the student’s instructor.

  • “No Text Required for this Course”

iBook Downloads and Textbook/Workbook Purchases

Many, but not all books are purchased through BNC K-12, powered by MBS. On the website, you will see these books listed as “Materials Available from Instructor”. These iBooks and Textbooks/Workbooks will be purchased or received the first week of schoolwith help from the student’s instructor and are listed below:

  • iBook Downloads: Your student will need an iTunes account with money loaded on the account to purchase downloads. Click here to see courses and prices.
  • Textbooks/Workbooks: School-supplied workbooks will be billed through FACTS, along with course fees. Click here to see the 2019-20 Course and Workbook fees.
  • More than one of these choices may apply to each course.

Below you will find information from BNC K-12, powered by MBS's website:
As your school's official textbook partner, BNC K-12, powered by MBS offers cost savings, convenience, reliability, and host of services to meet your textbook needs. Here’s how it works:

  • BNC K-12, powered by MBS maintains the official listing of your school's courses and course materials.

  • Order textbooks online, by phone, fax, or mail.

  • Choose from a variety of payment options.

  • Orders are shipped within 24 hours to your doorstep. Minimum shipping and

    handling for hard copy materials is $12.75. eBooks and emailed access

    codes are not charged shipping and handling.

  • When setting up your BNC K-12, powered by MBS account, you will create an account using an email address and a password that he/she will remember. It can be the parent’s or the student’s email address. The same user ID and password is needed for the VitalSource material (free app) to be downloaded to your student's laptop.