Saint Francis University Partners With Barnes & Noble College

January 05, 2012

St. Francis UniversityBarnes & Noble College is pleased to announce it now operates the Saint Francis University Bookstore. The four-year, coeducational Catholic liberal arts university is located on 600 picturesque acres in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1847, Saint Francis University enrolls approximately 1,832 undergraduate students and 617 graduate students. The university offers 25 undergraduate and 7 graduate majors to its students including a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Saint Francis University also runs a campus at Ambialet, France.

An extensive building program began after World War II and continued through the 1950s and 1960s. Today, the campus includes nine residence halls, a student union, classroom and administrative buildings, athletics center, dining hall, library and chapel.

Student-Focused Innovation

St Francis University StudentBarnes & Noble has introduced a number of new and innovative services, many of which are focused on delivering cost savings and convenience to students. With the rising cost of higher education, our bookstores take the lead in offering the widest range of cost-saving textbook options and formats with rental, digital, new, used and custom textbooks both online and in the store. And we accept a variety of payment options including PayPal and financial aid.

Under the terms of the contract, Saint Francis University students will now have access to:

  • In-store and online textbook rentals. For the first time, students have the option of renting their textbooks, instead of purchasing them. This option is available to students both in the store and from the bookstore’s website. Students who opt for textbook rentals will save more than 50% over the cost of a new printed book.
  • Rapidly expanding selection of eTextbooks. In addition to offering savings of up to 60 % over a new printed book, Barnes & Noble’s revolutionary and free NOOK Study™application serves up eTextbooks in a rich and engaging format that enhances the learning experience.
  • Generous Cash for Books program. Books that faculty are reusing next term are eligible for a 50% cash payout, dependent upon needed inventories.

Barnes & Noble operates more than 630 campus bookstores across the United States at schools such institutions as Harvard, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University, and Georgia Tech, as well as 59 in the state of Pennsylvania.

We promise unmatched retail excellence and to deliver the next-generation of educational content. Is your bookstore a Barnes & Noble College bookstore? Visit to see a listing of our newest college partners.

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