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The Bronco Bookstore is back open to support the campus community! Along with the Student Health Center, Counseling & Psychological Services and Dining Services, the Bronco Bookstore is considered a critical operation on campus. 

We will continue to safely support student course material needs at broncobookstore.com via the store pickup window and in-store during regular store hours.

We hope to see you soon, Broncos!

Digital TextBook Options

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The Instant Access Program

To know more about the Instant Access Program visit our Instant Access Section


Thanks to innovative programs & partnerships between the CSU, publishers, and e-book providers, Bronco Bookstore helps Cal Poly Pomona students save as much as 60-80% compared to print books on hundreds of classes each term.


Bronco Bookstore’s Instant Access Program:

This program automatically provides students in participating courses digital access to their required materials, and bills the discounted cost to their student accounts. To learn more about the Instant Access Program visit our Instant Access FAQ


Digital Purchase from Bronco Bookstore

Other Digital Options: Look for our these choices in store & online:

Depending on the e-book provider, you can purchase directly from Bronco Bookstore, or follow links from our price comparison site.

1. VitalSource

Vitasource Coursesmart

VitalSource – Our primary E-text partner, see our digital bookstore at https://broncobookstore.vitalsource.com/


Buy VitalSource e-texts directly from us either in store or online.

  • In Store: Look for e-text hangtags and take to register to check out – your access code will print on the receipt.

  • Online: Look for VitalSource listings for your courses on Pomona.Verbacompare.com under “BRONCO PARTNERS”. Access instructions will be emailed to you once your order is complete.

2. Cengage Unlimited

Cengage offers a digital subscription model for access to their e-books and digital learning products including MindTap, WebAssign, SAM, CengageNOW and OWL, for varying prices depending on access period (4 months, 12 months, 24 months):

Cengage Unlimited

ONLINE: Click on the image above, or look for Cengage digital listings for your courses on Pomona.Verbacompare.com under FROM THE WEB

3. RedShelf

ONLINE: Look for BRONCO_EBOOKS listings when looking up your courses on Pomona.Verbacompare.com under FROM THE WEB

FAQs and policies for Digital Course Materials:

About BookShelf:  https://broncobookstore.vitalsource.com/bookshelf-features
Getting started with BookShelf from Blackboard: https://hubs.ly/H0jC3_x0
Getting started with BookShelf stand-alone: https://hubs.ly/H0jC4wp0

Returns: https://broncobookstore.vitalsource.com/refund-policy
Support: https://support.vitalsource.com/hc/en-us/requests/new