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Textbooks 101: How to Adopt Books Banner

  You play a larger role than you might realize in ensuring students are able to obtain the textbooks and materials they need at reasonable prices. The Flagler College Bookstore relies on you, the instructors and faculty, to submit textbook adoptions for your courses in a timely fashion each semester. Timely adoptions allow us to source the correct textbooks and obtain an appropriate supply of used textbooks. We all know that more used textbooks are exactly what students want! On the other hand, a delayed textbook adoption can result in inventory shortages, students unable to obtain required texts, lower buy-back values, and a complete lack of quality used textbooks. Please do your part, and submit your textbook adoptions as early as possible each semester. Your students will thank you! To check your adopted textbooks view our price comparison website and select your courses.    



How can I submit a course material/book adoption to the Flagler College Bookstore?

The bookstore accepts textbook adoptions through a variety of methods.   You can submit your book request in person by visiting the store, emailing, or calling us. You can also submit the information on our adoption website (the link will be emailed to you) or by using the Online Course

Material Adoption form (available at the link below).  If you prefer to download and submit your adoption to us by campus mail box, email, or in person, please use the PDF form (available at the link below).



Online Course Material Adoption Form PDF Course Material Adoption Form


Why do I need to submit my book adoption to the Flagler College Bookstore in a timely manner?
Flagler College has partnered with the Flagler College Bookstore to comply with

a federal law that mandates required course materials be available to students on a singular platform.

We compile the course information and make it available on our price comparison book list.  Flagler students trust us to have the right materials for your class at the lowest possible price, and we need your cooperation to make that happen.

What information do I have to submit for my class?
 We need information for all your required materials - i.e: textbooks, course packets, access codes,

school supply items, etc.  Please provide ISBN, Title, Author, and Edition of any textbooks you would like to use.

Why am I receiving emails from the FCB requiring me to adopt a textbook?
If you have been listed as a professor to a course at Flagler on the Registrar’s summary, you will

receive an email asking for your book adoption.  Please let us know if your course information changes.

What if I do not have any required  materials for my course?
No problem, but let us know!  If you are not requiring any materials for your course, the listing on the book list for your course

will read “Your professor has indicated no books are required” instead of “No information available.”

This will reduce confusion and frustration for your students.  Trust us . . . there is a big difference.

Why do you have a deadline for book information?
We research each title being adopted for your course. Ideally, we should have all adoptions turned

in and researched prior to buyback.  This allows us to pay better prices during buyback and provide more

used books for students taking your course next semester.  The time you submit your adoption

directly impacts the price of the books available for your students.

I need to turn in my book adoption, but I haven’t received an email request.
Wait for an adoption email from our textbook manager, email with your course information and requested materials, or visit us on the first floor of the Ringhaver Student Center.

Can I request non-textbook materials for my course?
Definitely!  You can also contact the Art & Supplies buyer at to create a custom

course supply kit or make sure the FCB stocks any required materials.

How can I obtain a desk copy of my book?
You may request a desk copy of your book directly from your publisher or local rep. If your desk copy will

not arrive in time for class, you can purchase a book from us at a discount.

Cengage - 800-423-0563

Pearson - 800-922-0579

McGraw Hill - 800-338-3987

MPS - 888-330-8477

Oxford - 800-451-7556

Norton - 800-233-4830

Sage - 800-638-1710

Penguin - 800-631-8571

Taylor and Francis - 800-634-7064

How does the FCB decide how many books to order?
We use a variety of information to determine how many books to order each semester; estimated enrollment, previous

enrollment and sales, and class history.  We are constantly reviewing inventory to re-order as rapidly as possible.

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