Textbook Ordering

Instructors (including Faculty, Associated Faculty, and Graduate Students) should place their own textbook orders on-line. According to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), deadlines for ordering textbooks are as follows (and will follow a similar pattern each academic year):

  • Summer: April 1st
  • Autumn: April 1st
  • Spring: September 30th

In practice, if teaching assignments for individual instructors are not confirmed by the established deadlines, instructors should submit as soon as possible following receipt of a confirmed assignment. GTA exception: the main book order for Writing Analytically for sections of 1110.01 will be made by the Director of First Year Writing in one large order for sections taught by first year GTAs in their first term teaching only.

The Department of English does not endorse a particular bookstore and orders may be placed through SBX or through Barnes & Noble The Ohio State University Bookstore.  To place an order with SBX, visit their website and click "Faculty Textbook Orders."

In light of the fact that UBX, Buckeye Books and College Town have closed, Barnes & Noble The Ohio State University Bookstore can have every book needed for your courses on shelves also when you need them. Textbooks are available in every format, i.e., new, used, rental, and eBook/digital.  The on-line service, FacultyEnlight, is the preferred method for ordering textbooks through B&N.  FacultyEnlight provides access to all required information the bookstore needs to fulfill orders conveniently in one location.  It also stores individual faculty and book ordering information for quick and easy ordering in the future.  To get started with FacultyEnlight review the following quick-start guide: 

FacultyEnlight Quick Start Guide [pdf]

 Assistance:  Please direct textbook order questions and questions regarding desk copies to Brad Clucus, Textbook Manager at 247-2220.   

Instructors using a course pack along with class texts should include a note on the official book order stating that in addition to class texts supplemental materials will be made available. The instructor should contact students directly via e-mail at the earliest opportunity to inform them of the availability of the course pack. Instructors using ONLY a course pack should submit the book order form indicating "no text," and contact students directly via e-mail as soon as possible to indicate availability through UniPrint or other provider of the instructor’s choosing. A "no text" entry will prevent the course from appearing on the bookstore’s list of non-responsive sections.

Once you have ordered your books, print a copy of your order and give it to the Front Desk Assistant in 421 Denney Hall to ensure the information is on file for students. If you prefer, you may email a copy of your order to english@osu.edu.

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