Clarion University of Pennsylvania to Offer Students More Affordable Textbook Options Through New Partnership with Online Bookstores

The new full-service online bookstore from will provide students with convenient access to low-cost course materials.

(PRUnderground) June 3rd, 2021 has been selected to deliver a comprehensive course materials solution to the students of Clarion University. The selection of as the new online bookstore provider was led by the Clarion Students’ Association. The online bookstore solution will supply course materials for both the Clarion campus in Clarion, PA, along with the Venango campus in Oil City, PA. Ranked as one of the most affordable schools in PA for Bachelor’s Degrees and one of the most affordable online colleges in the country, Clarion University will address affordability through’s commitment to saving students up to 70% off publisher list prices. will also offer students a price match guarantee and free shipping to the campus store. In addition to cost savings, students can take advantage of every purchasing option, including new, used, rental, digital content, and an expansive network of third-party marketplace sellers.

“The Clarion Students’ Association, comprised mostly of students, listened to multiple presentations during its search for an online textbook vendor for Clarion University of Pennsylvania,” said Sandra Machokas, Executive Director, Clarion Students’ Association. “The students were looking for a vendor not only qualified to provide their needed resources, but one that was able to do so with a focus on affordability. The affordability offered by the presentation resonated with the students and made the selection of an easy one. Clarion Students’ Association is excited to begin working with to provide an affordable, online solution for our students’ textbook purchases.”

Through the new partnership, Clarion will benefit from a cohesive platform that seamlessly integrates with existing systems, creating a customized ordering process utilizing Single Sign-On (SSO). This technology ensures students have a user-friendly course materials ordering experience with flexible delivery options to campus or their doorstep. For their convenience, students are also offered a variety of payment options, including book vouchers and Eagle Dollars.’s solution will provide students with the textbooks and course materials they need for academic success coupled with superior customer service and 24/7 access.

In addition to the benefits for students, the Online Bookstore will also serve Clarion faculty with a reimagined adoption platform that allows for simplified research and selection of course materials. Faculty can take advantage of customized reporting, research titles, and compare pricing to make informed course material decisions. Robust analytics dashboards provide leadership with a high level of visibility to quickly evaluate key data at both an institutional and departmental level. 

“Addressing affordability for students is a key component of Clarion University’s success strategy and prioritizes this commitment with our new partnership,” said Matt Montgomery, President and CEO of “We are here to ensure Clarion students have the textbooks they need at an affordable price. In addition, we want to provide a variety of buying options that are easy and convenient for students to access. Through this partnership, we want to help ensure students’ academic success.”

Clarion University students’ exclusive access to their new Online Bookstore begins Summer 2021. More information on course material solutions can be found at

About Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, with its Clarion campus in Clarion, PA and its Venango campus in Oil City, PA, is a four-year public university established in 1867. It is one of 14 universities that are part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Students also have the option to earn degrees through Clarion Online, an established national leader in online education.Clarion prepares its students in business, education, health, science and the arts with a small student-to-faculty ratio and nationally and internationally accredited programs. Learn more 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 schools, colleges, and universities through an innovative course material solutions suite, including full-service Online 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 and

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