Falvey Memorial Library

Affordable Materials Project - Faculty

Four ways you can help

Submit adoptions for every course by the semester due date

Prompt book adoptions allow the Villanova Bookstore to get better deals with wholesalers and give students more time to save for books and search for the most affordable options.

The semester adoption deadlines are:

  • Fall: March 15
  • Spring: October 15

Submit your adoptions through Blackboard by clicking "Resources" in the top right, then entering Follett under Faculty.

Questions? Bernadette Mania, our Villanova Bookstore Course Materials Manager, can help at 610-519-5019 or bmania01@villanova.edu.

Use course reserves

You can put copies of required and recommended course texts on physical reserve at the library so students can access them freely. Use the course reserve form to put a library-owned material or your personal copy on course reserve at the library, or ask the library to scan articles or chapters for Blackboard.

Questions? Trisha Kemp at the library can help with course reserves: 610‑519‑3899 or patricia.kemp@villanova.edu.

Select cost-free course materials

Contact your subject librarian at Falvey for help identifying subscribed electronic resources or open-access resources to use in place of traditional course readings.

Our Open Educational Resources (OER) page is a great resource for finding open-access course materials.

Questions? Contact your subject librarian.

Adopt previous editions

Using previous book editions and using the same textbooks from semester to semester helps ensure that cheaper, used textbooks will be available now and in the future.

Questions? Bernadette Mania can help at 610-519-5019 or bmania01@villanova.edu.

Challenges Students Face

* Responses to Textbook Survey administered by Villanova's Center for Access, Success and Achievement (CASA)