Faculty Adoptions

Please Submit by the Following Dates
  • Summer Semester: April 1st

  • Fall Semester: May 1st

  • Spring Semester: October 23rd

To ensure that your materials are ordered correctly and in a timely manner please follow the instructions included in our Course Materials Requests E-mail, submit them online here Submit Adoptions or email them to textoffice@ku.edu.
While these deadlines are important to ensure we have time to verify the material availability and get orders placed so the material will be available on the first day of class, we will accept any course material adoptions that are submitted late and do our best to source the material as cheaply and promptly as possible. If you have any questions or concerns about your requisitions we would be happy to assist you!

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Library Resources


Information found on the Library website is already available to Faculty and Students and can save students and the University money. You can even place links in your blackboard course for students to have one-click access to the articles you want them to read.
Find library resources here: http://www.lib.ku.edu and choose the link to the Information Gateway with e-journals, databases of articles and more.
If you need help making a link work for you within your Blackboard course contact the Ask-A-Librarian service http://www.lib.ku.edu/askalibrarian/.
If you do not find what you are looking for on the Library website, the Textbook Dept at the KU Bookstores would be happy to work with you to put together a course pack and make sure that all copyright requirements are satisfied.


The KU Bookstore supports the adoption of Open Educational Resources or OER. We work closely with the KU Libraries to promote and report on the use of OER on campus, tracking student savings and faculty buy in. Please report to us any Open Educational Resources that you are using in your course so that we can improve our reporting.

Custom Course Packs

If you do not find the information you need from the KU Libraries e-journals or want only portions of a textbook, we can work with you to put together a custom course pack. We will make sure that all copyrights have been approved for you. We will also double-check the Library e-journal holdings to make sure that your students do not have to pay for materials that are available to them for free.


When considering a bundle please evaluate the cost and necessity of the units in the bundle. If only one item in the bundle is required, it would be best to adopt each item individually with one as required and the rest as optional. Adopting the entire bundles as a required text creates frustration for students when they only want to purchase the one mandatory item. It also prevents the bookstore from offering used copies at a discounted price to students.

Adoption Deadlines

Adopting your textbooks by the semester deadlines allows the bookstore to have them in stock and shelved for your students before the first day of classes. It also allows us to purchase books from the students at buyback time for a higher value and increases the number of lower cost textbooks for your next semester students.