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Faculty Textbook Adoption Guide

Textbook adoptions are to be submitted each semester for each CRN. Even if you don't require any textbooks for your course please let us know so that we can mark your course as 'No Text Required'.

Adoptions are normally due into the bookstore based on the following timeline:

SUMMER FALL SPRING
March 1 April 1 October 1

Textbook buyback is an important service to students that occurs at the end of each semester. Not only does it give students the opportunity to sell back their textbooks for up to 50% cash back, it provides a lower cost 'USED' textbook option for future students. The timelines noted above play an important role in our ability to buy back textbooks from students. Textbooks that are re-adopted for the upcoming term will earn students more cash back during buyback (50% back). Textbooks that are not re-adopted are bought back at a national wholesale rate (0%-10%). Please help us keep textbook costs more affordable by submitting your adoptions on time. Submitting your adoption selections early also gives us & you time to re-act to titles that may be delayed due to edition change, out of print, custom publication or packaging by the publisher.

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Textbook adoptions can be submitted using a variety of methods. We recommend using our online textbook adoption system to submit your information. This system gives you access to historical adoption data, access to a searchable database of over 500,000 titles indexed by topic, & information on edition or publication changes. We also offer free one on one or group training on how to use this system. Adoptions can also be submitted via email, fax, on your own form, or just stop by our offices to submit your information in person. The important goal is that we get your information so that we can provide accurate information to our students.
For additional information on the textbook adoption process please contact:
Lisa Fitzsimmons, University Bookstore Course Materials Buyer
Phone: 316-978-7032
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