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To: All Faculty Members

From: Amy Holl, Textbook Manager

Katie Crain, Asst. Textbook Manager

Re: Spring 2022 Textbook Adoptions

Date: October 1 2021

We hope you are all doing well and staying safe! It's time to submit your textbook adoptions for Spring 2022 classes! Book orders are due by Friday, October 15. Timely adoptions permit the Bookstore to acquire a greater quantity of used books, as well as the ability to submit the title for rental options. They are especially important this year due to some continuing supply chain issues. On-time adoptions benefit our students with better prices during buyback. Should you be unable to submit your adoptions by the due date, please do so at your earliest opportunity.

Pleas note that we will no longer adopt old editions books for classes with a cap higher than 15.

If you will not be requiring a text, kindly notify us so we may list the class as “See Professor” or “See Moodle.” If you do not want your students to have an e-book option for a text, please let us know so we do not make the e-book option available. We require a book order for every course being offered including classes with no course material. 

As a reminder, the Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA) of 2008 requires all colleges to make textbook information available to students as soon as practical and to the maximum extent possible. Visit the NACS Overview of HEOA Textbook Provisions for an overview. Dickinson College fulfills this obligation through the Bookstore website. Titles adopted will be viewable online and reservations will begin in early August. 

Please note the following dates: 

  • October 15 – Textbook adoptions due to the Bookstore
  • November 18 – Last day to submit your order to be considered for a rental option
  • Early January– open website for student orders
  • January 24– First day of classes

Please place your adoptions using the faculty link on the RIGHT side of the Bookstore website (“Textbook Requisitions, Faculty Only”), www.dickinson.edu/store. You may also send us the author, title, and 13 DIGIT ISBN via email. When you place your order online, make sure you hit “submit.” A confirmation email will be sent to you and your ADC by the Textbook Department once the adoption has been processed. If you don’t receive this within a week, please contact us.

Since SP17, the Library no longer obtains copyright permissions for printed material. We are now using a third party vendor, LAD Custom Publishing. If you will be using a coursepack requiring permissions, please contact us about this as soon as possible. If you will be using printed material, which does not require copyright permissions, the procedures will be the same as in past terms. Please contact the Textbook Dept. so we may fill out a Print Request form for the Print Center.

Please keep in mind that if a title is cancelled or changed from “Required” to “Recommended” or “Optional” after we have placed an order for it, the academic department will be charged for the incoming and outgoing shipping. 

If you require desk copies, we would be happy to provide publisher contact information, but we do not order desk copies due to the conflict of interest. You may request them, or ask your ADC to request them for you.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions. We will be happy to help. We are here M-F, 8:00 – 4:00. Thank you!

Amy Holl, holla@dickinson.edu

Katie Crain, craink@dickinson.edu