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Instructors: it’s time to place your orders for textbooks, course reserves, coursepacks and other fall class materials

To make sure they are available for the start of term, submit orders by July 25


Now is the time for instructors to submit their orders and requests for fall 2020 course materials and readings. July 25 is the deadline to ensure your students will have access to what they need by the start of term.

However, if you are using a custom publication — something you’ve created with an external publisher — or if you are ordering an overseas publication, please make that order immediately. It could take more than eight weeks to arrive due to the global pandemic’s effects on supply routes.

Both print and digital textbooks will be available from the Concordia Book Stop this fall. Though a new adoption tool will be launched at the end of August, until further notice please continue to use the Textbook Adoption Tool on MyConcordia.

The Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore will offer digital textbooks only for the fall. A new online platform is coming soon. For now, send orders or inquiries to

As a third option, consider adopting an open textbook. These materials are free and accessible to all students. Open textbooks can be downloaded, printed and copied as needed. Consult the Library’s Open Education Resources Guide for recommendations and assistance.

Please note that Concordia Library copies of print textbooks will NOT be available to students while the Course Reserve Rooms remain closed.

Other books, articles, videos and more

The Concordia Library offers a vast digital collection of books, articles, streaming videos and other resources that you may use in your courses. Chapters from print books can even be scanned and made available to your students. Use the Library’s online Course Reserves service to curate all of these materials for your course at no cost to students. 

Coursepacks and ePacks are another way of curating content for your students. Concordia Print Services still allows you to customize your readings to your specifications, then makes them available for purchase by your students through the Book Stop store and online. Contact and complete the online form.

Beginning July 7, you can also stop by the temporary drop-off space in the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (room EV 1.162) if you wish to include printed texts in your coursepacks:

  • Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 12 to 5 p.m.

Both the Concordia Library and Print Services will ensure copyright compliance for your course reserves, coursepacks and ePacks.

And remember, your subject librarian is available for support in identifying suitable course materials.

Though Concordia instructors can add to their course lists throughout the summer, if you want to ensure that your materials are available by the first week of class, please submit orders by July 25.


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