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Course Materials

Nearly all courses require a textbook. Print-based courses usually require a study guide as well. Some courses also require calculators, videos, and audio materials.
The Office of Distance and Extended Learning supplies students who enroll in print-based courses with a PDF study guide upon enrollment. Textbooks and other course materials can be purchased within thirty days of your enrollment from the  Texas State University Bookstore or an online vendor of your choice, such as,, or, or from a brick-and-mortar bookstore. When purchasing required materials for a course, be sure to purchase the correct edition of the material and to verify that the material's International Standard Book Number (ISBN) matches that listed on the course website.

Should you require any assistance in locating course materials, please call the Office of Distance and Extended Learning at 512.245.2322.

Please keep in mind that all materials should be purchased within 30 days of enrollment; after 30 days, materials may no longer be available for your course.