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Textbook Adoptions

The CU Books Store uses industry leading software that makes it fast and easy for you to tell us which textbooks you will be using

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Faculty Handbook

Our faculty handbook is full of information about working with the CU Book Store to get the best course materials for your students

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Campus Publishing

Work with Campus Publishing to create your own custom course materials

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Textbook Adoption Deadlines

Required Faculty must submit course material information to the CU Book Store (even if none are required) by the following due dates for each term.

  • Fall Term - Due by April 1st
  • Spring Term - Due by October 1st
  • Summer and Maymester Terms - Due by March 7th

We Can Help Our Students Save Money on Textbooks
Here's how the CU Book Store and faculty can work together to reduce costs for parents and students

Almost all student savings hinges on having faculty course materials information in as early as possible. It’s critical to getting used books. It’s critical to our industry-leading rental program. It saves students money and the University money. There’s nothing negative about getting information to us early.
If you have a larger, introductory course, consider inclusive access. The term “inclusive access” refers to course materials that are delivered electronically through the LMS and are available to all students on the first day of class. Students are then billed by the bookstore after the census date at the guaranteed lowest market price for the materials. Your publishing representative will have more information.
Custom books are great if they’re really custom. They’re not so great if the changes just involve a page or two. Custom books are not available used and the bookstore rarely buys them back. Please consult us before switching to a custom textbook.
Most of the time, your students will not save as much as you think they will. Most of the time, it will cost them more.
Staying with the same edition over time will save money as new editions emerge. Editions that used to be hundreds of dollars will drop to pennies and your students will save big. We source old editions all the time, but we need to know early.
Bundles can be great if you’re using all the material included in the bundle. They often cost the student extra money if you’re not.

Course Material Answers for Faculty

As early as possible. By or before our deadlines. Students have a legal right to their textbook information at the time they register for classes.
There are lots of reasons. Two of them are federal laws. One involves the right to know their costs. The other involves accessibility. The rest of the reasons involve saving students and the University money. The bottom line is - the later the adoption, the more money it’s costing somebody.
We will do everything we can to save students money no matter when you submit. There’s never a time we won’t accept the information. Some information is better than no information at all. Late information is better than no information at all.
Through our online textbook information collection system. If you are teaching a course and you are registered in the CU information system, you should receive an email with a link from us automatically. The process is extremely easy.
Submit them in the notes section. Somebody will contact you.
We’re independent, owned by the University, and any money we make goes back into the University. We’re the only place students can put book charges on their tuition and fee bill. That said, you’re not required to direct students to us or recommend us, but you are required to provide us with your course materials requirements. Sometimes online is their best option and we understand the vast number of choices students have. We strive to be the best and the most convenient and hope to earn all the business we get.

We Are Here to Help

We understand the difficulty involved in selecting the right course materials and the pressure on faculty to keep costs down. We are here to help. Our industry-leading textbook rental program has helped save students millions of dollars. Please feel free to contact us at any time for help in determining how to select the most cost-effective course materials.

Contact Name Email Phone
Academic Resource Department Manager Jason Katzman Jason.Katzman@colorado.edu 303-492-3844
Copyright Manager Imaging Services custompub@colorado.edu 303-492-2679
Textbook Orders Ryan Windle Ryan.Windle@colorado.edu 303-492-3421
Supply Buyer Joan Saunders Joan.Saunders@Colorado.edu 303-492-0377