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Southeastern Louisiana University utilizes textbook rental and retail systems to provide academic texts. The rental system accommodates the textbooks, which have a useful life of two or more academic years. Books not eligible for adoption by the rental system are sold by the retail bookstore, operated by Follett Higher Education Group, Southeastern’s current bookstore contractor. The retail store also provides support materials such as workbooks, reference manuals, or dated materials. In order to minimize book costs to our students, adoptions of required texts in both retail and rental sections are not allowed.
Departments and faculty are asked to adhere to the following guidelines and deadlines for textbook adoption. Following these guidelines will help ensure students have the materials they need when classes begin. The adoption deadlines also allow Textbook Rental and/or the retail bookstore time to address any concerns such as new editions, out of stock titles, out of print titles and vendor changes. In addition, timely response by faculty to the adoption process allows the retail bookstore to give students the best price possible at buyback. Textbook prices are a concern to students and the best way the retail bookstore can help is by buying used textbooks back from students at the end of the term. If the book is not adopted, students will not receive the best price at buyback.
Both the textbook rental and retail systems report to the Department of Auxiliary Services in the Division of Administration and Finance. Questions may be directed to the Director of Auxiliary Services at 985-549-2094.
Adoptions for the Spring semester are due by October 15th.
Adoptions for the Summer semester are due by March 15th.
Adoptions for the Fall semester are due by April 15th.
The academic department head is responsible for securing all faculty desk copies from the publisher. Textbook Rental may loan desk copies to the department if additional copies are available. The desk copies will be checked out to the class instructor and should be returned by the scheduled book return deadlines. Faculty should contact Textbook Rental to request an extension if the book(s) cannot be returned by the deadline.
Please refer to the Textbook Rental web page at www.southeastern.edu/admin/tb_rental/faculty_policies/index.html for the book return policy, deadlines, and the adoption form.
Course Information Due Dates:
The University Bookstore offers an online textbook adoption process. This adoption system provides a more streamlined ordering process making it more convenient for the user.
A manual is available through the University Bookstore that provides step-by-step directions on using the online adoption procedure. When using this method, the adoptions are submitted to the University Bookstore directly from the University Bookstore Web site. Upon submitting your adoption(s), an email confirmation will be sent to you with the book(s) that you requested for adoption.
Please note the online system provides a screen for entering whether or not the book that is being adopted for the Fall is also currently being used for the Spring and, therefore, can be bought back from the students. The University Bookstore wants to buy back as many books as possible from students at the end of the semester. The information that you provide will be critical in determining the buyback quantities needed.
Should you have questions or need assistance in completing the online textbook adoption process, please the University Bookstore at (985) 549-5393.
Some important notes:
Please refer to the bookstore web page at http://www.southeastern.edu/admin/bookstore/index.html for additional information.