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Textbook Adoptions

Online Textbook Adoptions

Starting immediately, you can go paperless with your adoption.

  • Create and submit your booklists instantly
  • Receipt confirmation is sent back to the department contact person
  • ‘Notes’ feature provides improved communication between instructors and the Bookstore
  • All previous adoptions can be seen, printed or re-adopted for a different term

The online adoption system has accounts for each user which will change from department to department. Please contact your department secretary for information or contact Tobi Carlson at 250.472-4837 or by email.

Textbook Adoption Deadlines

  • INTERSESSION - FEBRUARY 1
  • SUMMER - MARCH 1
  • FALL/WINTER - APRIL 1
  • SPRING - OCTOBER 1

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Air shipments of late orders (six weeks before classes start or later) can be arranged only if your department agrees to cover the shipping costs.

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