FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

  1. What is the definition of book adoption?
  2. Do I need to submit a book adoption?
  3. Why am I required to submit a book adoption?
  4. When are book adoptions due?
  5. How are students affected by not turning in book adoptions on time?
  6. Is a history of books that have been used by past UofL departments and other schools available for review?
  7. How do I submit a book adoption when I am having my course packet made at another bookstore off-campus?
  8. How do I submit a book adoption if the textbook I am using is offered free online to students?
  9. How do I submit a book adoption if the textbook I am using is available for online purchase?
  10. How do I make a change to an already submitted book adoption?
  11. If I submit a book adoption through the UofL Bookstore, are students required to purchase from the UofL Bookstore?
  12. Are book adoptions shared with other off-campus bookstores?

 

 

  1. What is "book adoption?"

    Book adoption is the Process in which an educational instructor designates specific materials as a required or recommended resource for a class.

  2. Do I need to submit a book adoption?



  3. Why am I required to submit a book adoption?

    Per the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 1965, as amended in July 2010, an institution of higher education receiving Federal financial assistance is required, to the maximum extent practicable, to post verified textbook pricing information for both required and recommended materials for each class on the institution's online course schedule or linked to the course schedule from another site, such as a college-designated bookstore, in a manner of the institution's choosing.  This pricing information must include the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and retail price of the materials charged by the institution or a bookstore on the campus of, or otherwise associated with, the institution.

  4. When are book adoptions due?

    Book orders are due 2 weeks prior to up-coming semester registration.  To get information on registration dates, please click on Registration Information.

  5. How are students affected by book adoptions not being submitted on time?

    We share your goal of wanting students to be prepared for the first day of class.  Early and on time textbook requests enable us to find, purchase, and stock the best cost-saving options available.  Additionally, by researching textbook options earlier, there is more time to explore rental and digital format option, ensuring that your students have access to more affordable choices.

  6. Is a history of books that have been used by UofL departments and other schools available for review?

    Yes, on the FacultyEnlight site.  Please follow the link and the directions to submit a book adoption and you will be able to access this information.

  7. How do I submit a book adoption when I am having my course packet made at another bookstore off-campus?

    If you are planning to use a course pack that is not printed and copyright cleared on our campus, please also submit this information to the UofL Bookstore on campus so that students can be made aware of this course requirement while looking for their needed textbooks. 

    Please follow the above link in #6 and the directions to submit a book adoption.  Please enter "No Book Required" where appropriate.

  8. How do I submit a book adoption if the textbook I am using is offered free online to students?

    Please follow the above link in #6 and the directions to submit a book adoption.  Please enter "No Book Required" where appropriate.

  9. How do I submit a book adoption if the textbook I am using is available for online purchase?

    Please follow the above link in #6 and the directions to submit a book adoption.  Please enter the book information where appropriate.

  10. How do I make a change to an already submitted book adoption?

    When you need to make a change to a previously submitted book order, please submit a new book order and put "revised" in the comments section.  You can also call or email the Bookstore and we can make the needed changes for you.  An updated book order will be shared with off-campus Bookstores as well.

  11. If I submit a book adoption through the UofL Bookstore, are students required to purchase from the UofL Bookstore?

    Students are encouraged to support the UofL Bookstore, but they are not required to purchase their books from the UofL Bookstore

  12. Are book adoptions shared with other off-campus Bookstores?

    The goal of the Bookstore is to be sure that all students have access to the needed course materials that they need to succeed.  All book adoptions submitted to the UofL Campus Bookstore are shared with the off-campus Bookstores so that no matter where they choose to shop for the textbooks they have all of the needed information regarding the course materials.  Please note that book adoptions sent directly to other Bookstores are not shared and may put some of our students at a disadvantage.