What we do with your adoption request
Once received we put a lot of effort ensuring that we're ordering and publicizing the right materials for your course.
We check each adoption to see if we can obtain enough copies of each title.
We check to see if the text is an old edition or out of print and contact you to see what changes you'd like to make if they are.
Once everything is entered into the system correctly we begin the process of sourcing as many used titles as possible - this helps drive costs down for students.
Once we've exhausted the used supplies we begin ordering new books from the various publishers.
Most orders arive 10-14 days after the order is placed and we unpack, recieve, price, and shelve them for our students to buy.
By allowing as much time as possible for this whole process we do our best to eliminate as many problems as we can and make sure UNI students are able be ready for their first day of class with all required materials at the lowest price possible.
ISBN Numbers for Non-Text Course Materials:
*Please enter the ISBN exactly as it appears below, the title can read however you'd like
|10401644||Course Packet in Curris, Room 321A|
|10858387||Purchase Book at Class|
|11166382||Materials Available at Class|
|11211297||Course Packet Available at Class|
|193493139X||Student Response Clicker RFC-01, 02|
|1934931403||Student Response Clicker RFC-03/LCD|
An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is the number
that uniquely identifies each book.
It is made up of either 10 or 13 digits, either of which is acceptable for the
The ISBN entered should be for the student edition.
Instructor edition ISBNs should not be used.
If questioning what ISBN to use, please contact us at
call 319-273-2665 .
When entering information in the ISBN field, only include
numbers and dashes. (Dashes are not
required if you would like to leave them out.)
Do not include any extra information in this field or use different characters.
ISBN 10 0-324-59770-3
DO 0 324 59770 3
Do not duplicate information already entered in the materials field
Instructions for the bookstore should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (319) 273-2665.
Only information that students need to see that is NOT covered in the materials fields should be entered into the special instructions field
For course packets, use the numbers above for the ISBN number if one of them apply. If you have a course packet or other course material that none of these apply for, please contact us at email@example.com or call (319) 273-2665 to get a valid number. If you have pricing information, enter it into the price field for that material. If you do not have an exact price but do have an approximate you can enter that in the special instructions.
The space that shows up for students looking at this information at the bookstore is limited (approximately 60 characters). If this is information that you want students to get when they come to buy books please do your best to shrink your message to fit that limit.
Course Material Notes
The bookstore does not receive the book notes from the SIS system. If you use the book notes for any information that is pertinent to course materials or that you want communicated to students, please forward that information to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (319) 273-2665.
If a book is optional or a substitute book, please put the word optional in the Course Material Notes for that book.
The Faculty Center is designed to give faculty a wealth of information to research textbooks.
- Research and review textbooks for adoption consideration
- Search or browse a database of titles
- View other colleges and university that are currently using a specific textbook
- Obtain publisher contact information
- Locate desk copy request information by title