The Saps Supplies program at Millsaps College is a convenient way to provide all undergraduate students with their required books and course materials on day one—for no additional cost.
Saps Supplies delivers required texts and materials (e.g. studio art and lab supplies) to students based on their schedules, and the cost is included as part of tuition and course fees so there are no surprises about costs of materials after enrollment. Students will realize significant savings based on the Millsaps College Bookstore’s relationships with publishing partners as well as its bulk purchasing power. Saps Supplies also reduces student stress during the purchasing process and provides a method to easily access, manage and use all course materials regardless of format or cost.
The Benefits of Saps Supplies
• Having required course materials at the start of the semester makes it easier to be more successful in class
• Receive all course materials through a stress-free procurement experience
• Easily access, manage and use digital course materials
• Minimize the time spent searching for deals on course materials
• Don’t worry about getting the wrong book or wrong edition
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
How does Saps Supplies work?
The Saps Supplies program takes the hassle out of course material buying because course material costs are covered as part of the cost of tuition. This allows every enrolled undergraduate student access to all required materials on day one. Once you have selected your courses, your course list will be sent to the Millsaps College Bookstore inside the College Center, and all your materials are pulled for you.
Will I save money?
Yes! You will not pay out of pocket for your required course materials, as costs are covered.
What type of books are included in Saps supplies?
Books may be print (i.e. physical copy) or digital and rent or purchase. Each instructor was given the opportunity to specify the format of their textbooks (digital or print). They were asked to be judicious with their requests and recognize that additional costs for print-only books will eventually be passed on to students and families in subsequent cycles.
If my professor has recommended course materials, will those be included in the program?
Only materials identified by your professor or campus as “required” are included as part of the program. All “recommended” materials will be available for purchase at the Millsaps College Bookstore.
How do I know if my books are print or digital?
To know what materials are needed for all of your courses please visit https://www.bkstr.com/millsapsstore/shop/textbooks-and-course-materialsand enter your Student ID. This system will show you all course materials included in the program and the format of the materials.
What if I want to purchase my book rather than utilize the rental provided?
Many of the books and materials are offered on a rental basis and must be turned back in at the conclusion of the term. Remember, the idea behind Saps Supplies is to provide basic access to all required materials to all students at the most affordable price possible. However, if students wish to purchase their books, they may do so through the bookstore and pay only the difference between the purchase and the rental price, since rental access is already included through Saps Supplies. Contact the bookstore manager via SapsSupplies@millsaps.edu for more information.
What if I add or drop a course?
If you drop a course, you must return any physical books/materials to the bookstore and your digital access will be removed for that course. If you add a new course after you have already picked up your materials, go to the bookstore one day after enrollment to pick up additional course materials.
How do I access my digital books?
All digital books will be accessed using the BryteWave (RedShelf) Platform. There are 3 easy ways to access your course materials:
- Course Connect
- Your millsaps.edu email: for digital books, students will receive an email from BryteWave to their Millsaps beginning January 2, 2022, instructing them how to access their book online.
- The BryteWave website
In addition, click here for a step-by-step how-to document on accessing your course materials.
If you have any questions on how to access digital books, email SapsSupplies@millsaps.edu or call 601.974.1230.
When do I pick up any physical books/materials?
Students will receive an email to their Millsaps account when their physical books and materials are ready to pick up in our bookstore. Beginning on January 5, the bookstore will be open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., for Saps Supplies pickup. Students can pick up their books and supplies once they arrive on campus.
What happens if I do not return my rental books by the specified due date?
Students are responsible for returning all rental books and course materials to the Millsaps College Bookstore by the scheduled due date. Failure to return books and course materials by the due date or returning damaged items will result in a fine charged to your student account.
Who do I contact if I still have questions or need additional help with Saps Supplies?
If you have any questions related to pick up, accessing your Saps Supplies or need an accommodation, SapsSupplies@millsaps.edu or call 601.974.1230.
If you need assistance securing an appropriate device to access your digital materials, please contact email@example.com.