The UVIC bookstore uses TextSelect to collect course material adoptions, a program created by UVic Software Engineering students at the bookstore. TextSelect only uses UVic's Netlink Primary ID for signing in. Sign-ins using old TextSelect accounts are now disabled, please use your primary Netlink credentials instead. Role-based credentials are not accepted. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding TextSelect or anything regarding course materials.
We have prepared a user manual to help departments with the adoption system, available here (PDF)Go to TextSelect
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 & Frency Kim at 250.472.4837
Please contact the textbook department if you have any difficulties.