Textbooks shall be adopted for a period of two calendar years, with a limit of one book per course, and with all sections using the same text. A variance of the limit of one textbook per course is automatically granted for:
Requests for exceptions from the stated policy shall be decided at the department of University Studies level and should be based on academic needs and sound financial principles.
Tips for filling out the requisition:
Under Rental Textbooks, you will notice we provide the title, author and publisher for courses taking a textbook used under a different course number.
Tips for filling out the New Adoption Form:
The form is divided into 3 areas:
Textbook Rental Textbooks (Rental Textbooks ONLY-All rental textbooks are REQUIRED)
Retail Required Textbooks (Textbooks that will be required for the students to purchase at Southeast Bookstore)
Retail Optional Textbooks (Textbooks that will be OPTIONAL for the students to purchase at Southeast Bookstore)
Please provide as much of the following information:
The ISBN that you list on this form will be the one we purchase. Please make sure this information is for the student edition and if an access code is being used or not.
There is a column asking for information about CD’s, web PIN codes, and other ancillary items packaged with the textbooks. We need to know if you will be requiring the students to pick up these additional materials. If you have any questions regarding ancillary items packaged with textbooks, contact the publisher representative.
The New Adoption Form is a PDF Document that you can download. Click here if you need additional Textbook Adoption Order Forms.
Once the department chair signs the New Adoption Order form and Requisition, you may return your complete requisition and New Adoption Forms via campus mail to MS2020 or you may drop them off at Textbook Rental. We suggest you make a copy of each page; keep 1 copy for your records and submit the original to Textbook Rental. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Taylor at ext. 2737.
Textbook requests are due three weeks before student class registration begins. For Fall Semester: Mid March, for Spring Semester: Mid October, for Summer Semester: Early February. Look for emails and other notices from Textbook Rental with specific due dates for the upcoming term. Early requests give us the time we need to find and purchase the appropriate inventory.