NO- NONE of the ereaders even say they read textbooks. Did you do your research???? Do you realize the amount of space one of those huge textbooks takes up? Let alone the images.
There is a NOOK STUDY app for your laptop that does textbooks.
Don't complain because you made a poor decision. Next time do more research. You are in college you should be used to doing that.
Textbook access has been requested by many people. If they implement it or not remains to be seen.
Hopefully you are still within your return window and can get your money back.
Out of curiosity did you buy at B&N and was it one of the Nook "specialists" that didn't say anything? While I would hope all employees in the store would be familiar with the Nooks perhaps the 'other' employees may not be as trained as those that man the Nook section.