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Textbook Ordering

Lecturers' Information

What is a Text?

The term "text" specifically refers to books that are prescribed textbooks for specific courses. "Recommended reading" is just that, recommended, but not essential.

What can we do for you?

  • We will research all details regarding price, availability at suppliers and format. If you then choose to set any of these texts, you will need to complete a textbook order form.
  • Advise you of any relevant study aid materials that you might like to consider.
  • Ensure that your students have access to the texts you require, at the best possible price, when you need them.
  • Advise you of any delays or changes in supply of your requested texts and possibly advise of alternatives.

What you can do for us

  • Give us as much advance notice of your requirements as possible: Remember - it can take up to 2 months for publishers to supply titles to the bookshops.
  • List all prescribed and recommended texts with as much information as you can.
  • Include your contact details, course name and number on all correspondence.
  • Estimate student numbers for the upcoming course.
  • Advise us ASAP of any changes to your original order form. If you change your mind about a text we need to know straight away - orders need to be cancelled or reductions to quantities made.

Concern is sometimes expressed regarding the quantity of textbooks ordered by the bookshop in relation to the quantity requested by academic staff. The Co-op estimates book quantities based on a wide range of criteria, including all sales statistics available for a particular book. These criteria vary according to the titles and course and we are always happy to share these criteria with individual academics. Although the Co-op attempts to provide maximum stock for all courses, we are bound to modify quantities ordered and apply responsible economic decision-making to the text ordering process.


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