As of February 2, 2016, the UVIC Bookstore will be collecting online adoptions through a user-friendly program called BooksOnCourse. You will need to set up an email-based account the first time you use BooksOnCourse. Once you sign in, you will be guided through the process of adding textbooks and other course materials to the adoption. Emails will be sent to all accounts associated with the adoption once completed: instructor, department secretary, textbook buyer. If you have any problems please do not hesitate to contact the textbook department.
We have prepared a user manual to help departments with transitioning to the new system, available here (PDF)Go to Books On Course
Please send your textbook adoptions to us as quickly as possible to minimize delays and the resulting problems for your students. The lead time for obtaining textbooks may be one or several months depending on the location of the supplier and availability of the title. Average delivery time is four weeks within Canada and longer from the U.S.A. and abroad.
Book prices have risen drastically and continuously over the past years and as a result, the Bookstore has experienced buying resistance for many standard textbooks. Please consider prices before assigning books and bear in mind that the U.S. exchange surcharge and the GST must be added.
The cost of procuring books is reduced where a title can be used for more than one year. Also, students can then resell their books and others have a chance to buy a used copy at a reduced price. The Bookstore provides a used book service for students. The list of books we buy back is based on your stated textbook requirements. Please submit your lists early, as our major buyback occurs during exams in April.
For further information about adoptions contact Tobi Carlson at 250.472-4837
Please contact the textbook department if you have any difficulties.