Ordering textbooks

Textbook orders may be submitted online by accessing the OSU Beaver Store. To easily find course numbers, section numbers, and enrollment capacity, look at the Ecampus schedule of classes for the particular term. If you have ordered textbooks previously, you can use the "Copy Items from Previous Term" button to select the term you would like copied.

Pointers from the OSU Beaver Store

1. Please list class notes and course packets each and every term. This way students will know to expect notes. Remember, even though you list class notes on your order, you must also order the notes each term through OSU Printing and Mailing. They will not print notes if they do not receive a direct order from the instructor or the department. It is imperative that you contact Printing and Mailing Services every term you want something printed for you class. They will not print it if you do not contact them, even if you include it on your order to us.

2. Please list course materials on your order. Even though they are not officially textbooks, we need to know everything that students will acquire through the bookstore, so please list them. If you don't know the ISBN number, just put X's in the ISBN field.

3. Please remember that if a book is listed as "recommended" or "optional," we order a smaller quantity than if the book is listed as "required."

4. Please keep in mind that when "bundles" are ordered, we cannot split the bundles apart and sell just parts of them. If a bundle is going to be used, please make sure that all components of the bundle are necessary for the students to have. If not, please just order the books separately so students can purchase only what they need. 

5. Please put any information that is important in the comments section of the order. Things like: "Students must have CD that accompanies the book," or, "Students will choose one optional book to read." It is especially important that we know if a CD is required with a book so that during buyback, we can make sure all used books have that CD.

6. If you have a 400/500-level class that uses exactly the same book, you don't need to submit two orders. Submit the order for the 400-level part, and in the comments area please state that the book will also be used in the 500-level section. Please list the total enrollment in the comments area. You can also do this with classes that have multiple sections. If the book is the same in all the sections, just submit the order for one section, then in the comments list the other sections and the total enrollment.

If you have questions, please contact the OSU Beaver Store at 800-595-0357.