Announces Partnership with Peru State College to Increase Access to Affordable Course Materials

Share Article Virtual Bookstores has partnered with Peru State College to launch an online bookstore giving students access to a comprehensive selection of low-cost textbooks coupled with a streamlined ordering process. Peru State, Nebraska’s first college, offers a mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, serving around 2,400 students.

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"The Virtual Bookstores' reputation for customer support and providing electronic resources will be an advantage to our students." - Tim Borchers, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Peru State College

Peru State is launching the innovative Virtual Bookstore solution to support an optimized student ordering experience, including reduced cost, improved access to digital course materials, and superior support. With the new partnership, students will save up to 70% off publisher list prices, propelling student success through improved textbook affordability. Beyond cost savings, students can take advantage of every purchasing option, including new, used, rental, eTextbook, and an expansive network of third-party Marketplace sellers.

The online shopping platform will afford students a free ship-to-campus option where course materials are conveniently delivered to a centralized campus location. Combatting the frustrations of delayed digital content access, offers the added benefit of digitized access codes to eliminate the need to ship physical codes, bolstering confidence that students will have access to the right course materials at the right time. Beyond a user-friendly ordering and delivery process, students will have access to a superior in-house customer service department to help with ordering, delivery, and digital content inquiries., who is taking over bookstore operations from Akademos, will offer a seamless integration with Peru State’s Student Information System, creating a customized ordering process utilizing Single Sign-On (SSO). With this cohesive strategy, students will also enjoy the convenience of registration integration, offering streamlined course material ordering at the same time they register for classes. Students will also have the flexibility of using financial aid for their course material purchases.

In addition to student benefits, the Virtual Bookstore will also serve Peru State faculty with a smooth adoption process, including securing desk copies to review best-fit content from a network of over 10,000 publishers.

“Peru State College is pleased to partner with Virtual Bookstores to provide course materials to our students,” said Tim Borchers, Vice President for Academic Affairs for Peru State College. “Their reputation for customer support and providing electronic resources will be an advantage to our students."

“ is excited to bring over 17 years of experience in the Virtual Bookstore model to Peru State College,” says Matt Montgomery, President and CEO of “Our focus has always been on providing the most cost-effective and user-friendly experience to both students and faculty and we look forward to helping Peru State achieve the same goal.”

Peru State students will have full access to their Virtual Bookstore in Fall 2019. More information on Virtual Bookstores can be found at

About is a premier online retailer of textbooks and digital course materials. Consistently exceeding industry standards,’s mission is to provide the easiest, fastest, and most affordable way for K-12 and higher education students to buy, rent, or sell textbooks and digital content. The company launched on July 2, 1999, the birthday of original investor Dave Thomas of Wendy’s. From the beginning, their driving force has been meeting the needs of the customers they serve. Remaining an innovative leader in the course materials industry, serves over 250 colleges and universities through an innovative course material solutions suite, including full-service Virtual Bookstores and the ALL Access program.'s mission enables institutions to increase course material affordability, serving millions of students to date. Through products that simplify the adoption, management and procurement of course materials, propels student success by delivering the right course materials, at the right time, at the right price. Learn more at

About Peru State College

Peru State College, located in Peru, Nebraska, holds the distinction of Nebraska’s first college. In educating the individual to the benefit of society, Peru State College cultivates the capacity and propensity for life-long learning by fostering independent inquiry and promoting the value of knowledge and discovery. Accredited since 1915, Peru State is a college of choice fostering excellence and student achievement through engagement in a culture that promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation. Offering a robust selection of both undergraduate and graduate programs, Peru State is committed to ensuring student success. All students have access to free academic resources including tutoring, testing resources, career services, and more. Learn more at

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