How does the Monarch Access program work?

The Monarch Access program provides students with convenient access to digital textbooks and materials for specific courses at discounted prices.  Access to all required materials is available on or before the first day of class with the cost of the required materials automatically charged to your student billing account from Student Financial Services AFTER the end of the drop/add period. You will not need to make a separate purchase for these required course materials. Once you have selected your courses, your course list will be sent to the University Bookstore who will get everything ready for you. All you need to do is check your school email for how to access your course materials for the term.

How often are materials supplied?

Required materials are supplied at the beginning of each term for each participating course in which you are enrolled. The materials will be accessible on or before the first day of class. Please continue to check your school email before the start of each term.

Will I save money?

Yes! Students can save 20% to 80% based on the traditional textbook in-store purchase price and thanks to the campus store relationships with publishing partners and bulk purchasing power. The program also reduces student stress during the purchasing process and provides a method to easily access, manage and use required course materials.

Is Monarch Access required, or can I Opt-Out of the Program?

No, students may choose to opt out of the Monarch Access Program.  Students wishing to opt-out must do so by the specific date at the beginning of each term.

Students who opt-out of Monarch Access are responsible for finding and purchasing their required course materials on their own. All materials will be available at the Methodist University Bookstore where you can pick from different format and pricing options.

How do I get my course materials?

Check your school email and Canvas to learn where to locate your materials.

There are three separate ways students retrieve Monarch Access course materials:

1.) Brytewave-Redshelf

  • Log into Brytewave with your MU email at
  • Use the link in Canvas: Select BryteWave Course Materials (use your MU email)
  • Check your Methodist University student email for instructions from BryteWave-Redshelf

2.) Code Reveal (Mostly for Pearson Courseware)

  • Follow steps for Brytewave
  • When you click the book in Brytewave-RedShelf, you are given an access code.
  • Take the ACCESS code to the publisher website, log in with MU email, redeem the code for access.

3.) Direct Course Material Integration (most common with McGraw-Hill)

  • Publisher Rep sets the Course Material “Shell” up with Faculty Member.
  • Students access the material through the “Shell” in Canvas.
  • Clicks in the “Shell” will bring you to different sections of the course material.

What type of materials will I receive?

At this time, only digital materials are included in the Monarch Access program for select participating courses.

What if I add or drop a course?

If you add or drop a course, that information is automatically transmitted to the University Bookstore and Student Financial Services for adjustments to your student billing account.  For added courses, Digital materials will be emailed to your school email account or provisioned directly into Canvas. Please allow 24-48 hours after adding a new course for the course materials to be accessible. If you drop the course after the drop/add period as ended, you will still be responsible for the cost of the digital materials.

How Do I Opt-Out/Do I need to opt out each term?

Please check your school email address for information on how to login to the Opt-Out Portal and review the process and specific deadlines. Emails will come from and you may need to check spam or junk folders.

For all other questions, contact the University Bookstore at or 910.630.7227 for information on how to opt out.

What are the Opt-Out dates for this academic year?

If you wish to opt out of this program you must follow the below steps below by 5 p.m. on the Friday of the drop/add period corresponding with your program enrollment (see the various academic catalogues for specific dates associated with the On-Campus Undergraduate, Graduate or Online programs).

1)            Go to Opt-Out Portal

2)            Create an account using your student email account.

3)            Select the course(s) you are choosing to Opt-Out of and confirm.

You can also Opt-Out by using the student-specific link provided in the email from

What if I opted out by mistake or changed my mind?

If you already opted out and the opt-out period has not ended, you can opt back in during that period of time. Please log back in to the opt-out portal and choose “Opt-In”. You can login to the Opt-Out portal by clicking Opt-Out Portal OR check your school email address for the link to the Opt-Out portal provided by

If my professor has recommended course materials, will those be included in the Monarch Access Program?

Only materials identified by your professor as “required” are included in the Monarch Access Program.  All “recommended” materials will be available for purchase separately at the University Bookstore where you can pick from different format and pricing options.

What if I get an incomplete grade in a course and need additional time to access course materials?

If the course includes digital material, the length of access is dependent upon that specific material. Please contact the MU Bookstore at or 910.630.7227 for details.

I have questions that were not answered in these FAQs. Where can I get more information?

Please review all information on the MU Bookstore page.  For additional questions, please contact the MU Bookstore team at or 910.630.7227.