UAS Ketchikan students must order textbooks from MBS Direct or the bookstore of their choice. We do not mail textbooks. Juneau courses with a section number of JD1 or UJ1 and Sitka courses with a section number of UT1 or TD1 also use the MBS Direct Bookstore. Orders can be placed by phone, mail, or online. Students should place their orders early (generally 7 to 10 days before class starts) to allow time for shipping.
How do I contact MBS Direct?Phone: 1-800-325-3252
Mail: MBS Direct
PO Box 597
Columbia, MO 65205
What if I have Financial Aid?
In order to charge books to your Financial Aid you must first submit a voucher to the UAS Ketchikan Bookstore before ordering books through MBS Direct. If you choose to use a financial aid voucher, be aware that you will not receive the voucher until after all your financial aid forms have been completed, processed, submitted, and your financial aid has been approved.
To obtain a Student Financial Aid MBS Book Voucher, follow these steps:
1. Fill out the book voucher and select "submit" to electronically submit it to Julia Guthrie at UAS Ketchikan.
2. UAS Ketchikan will notify MBS Books to generate a voucher when your financial aid has been approved and is available for purchasing books
3. When your voucher is available, MBS Books will send you e-mail notification to the e-mail address you provide
4. Once you receive the e-mail notification, you can then go online and order your books at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm. Please allow for 1 week processing time after order is placed.
Can I sell back my Books?
Yes, MBS Direct buys back their books online! Click here to visit your virtual bookstore, then simply log in and follow the directions given.
Do I have to use MBS books?
MBS is our prefered provider, but you are not required to use them. For your protection order by ISBN number (located on MBS web site) to ensure you have the correct book and edition when ordering from another book seller.