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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out if bookstore-adopted course materials are available in the library or if an ebook edition for your current textbook is available for library purchase.
It is extremely difficult to come up with $300-$500 a semester for textbooks every semester. Although I have borrowed money from family members for some semesters, that was not an option every semester. It is especially frustrating when teachers require that we purchase books that are $80-$100 for one reading assignment for once class, and then we never use it again.
If current editions are expensive, I must resort to older ones which often don't have the same organization or homework problems as the current edition.
Being late for assignments and not being able to pay in time for the books.
Sometimes I could simply not afford the textbooks and so I had to make due in the course without them.
I've been behind on schoolwork. I have had to work around my classmate's schedule in order to use her book. I've had to show up to class unprepared.