Westchester– Northwestern State University transitioned its Shreveport and Natchitoches campus stores from Barnes & Noble to Follett Higher Education Feb. 22, bringing affordable course material options, fresh products and innovative store designs to the campus community.
With this new partnership between Follett and NSU, students and faculty at both locations will benefit from Follett’s expansive inventory of affordable course material choices. Cost-saving print options include used books as well as Follett’s text rental program that can save students up to 80 percent on titles when compared to purchasing new.
“As a partner in education, our mission is to help administrators shape and deliver a fulfilling campus experience,” said Clay Wahl, President of Follett Higher Education. “For students, this means delivering convenient access to affordable course material options so they can be prepared to succeed in class.”
Follett will also offer affordable open educational resources content and courseware by Lumen Learning. Additionally, students will have access to a diverse selection of digital learning technologies, including the Follett Discover platform, that help promote anywhere/anytime access to affordable materials within existing campus applications. New store services include Follett’s popular price match program, which helps ensure students get their materials at the lowest cost possible, and their year-round buyback Program, which allows students to sell back their used books.
Beyond course materials, Follett will refresh the store’s general merchandise offerings to be a one-stop shop for both classroom and campus life essentials. Customers can expect a custom product assortment that reflects local interests as well as national trends in clothing, gifts, supplies, technology and more. Exciting brands carried include Adidas®, Champion®, League® Collegiate Outfitters, Cutter and Buck® apparel, MV Sport® and more. The Natchitoches store will carry Apple® products. The full breadth of products and services offered can be explored both in-store and online through www.nsulashreveportshop.com (Shreveport) or www.bkstr.com/northwesternstateustore (Natchitoches).
Both the Shreveport and Natchitoches campus stores will receive complete renovations over the summer with the newly remodeled spaces unveiled for fall 2018.