As a campus community, we are committed to providing our students with the highest quality education and the best opportunities for success. You can help ensure that our students have access to the textbooks and course materials they need at a more affordable price.

This page is designed to provide information on textbook selection, deadlines, and the process for textbook adoption. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (907) 786-4759.


Begin by taking a moment to view the Textbook Requisitions Policy and Deadline Reminder sent out by Provost Baker.

Take note of the the following standing due dates:
     Spring Semester - October 1
     Summer Semester - January 15
     Fall Semester - February 15

Review the Bookstore's Textbook Adoption FAQs to answer some questions you may have for deciding which textbooks are the best for your class and students.

Explore the MBS Faculty Center Network. The Faculty Center Network is a resource for faculty to review college-level textbooks and make informed decisions about textbook adoption. Faculty do have to register on the site, but will gain the ability to browse over 260,000 textbooks, review author information and biographies, sample chapters, and more.

Read through the directions for adopting course materials.  There are directions for each of the three methods of adoptions as well as Maintenance tips.

  1. Guided Adoption - Gives you step by step directions for adopting materials for one course/section at a time.  
  2. Direct Entry - Faster method of adoption, can enter multiple ISBN's, but cannot add merchandise (goggles, clickers etc)
  3. Advanced Method - Gives you a lot more options, can add/edit adoptions as you go.
  4. Maintenance - Instructions on how to view, copy or edit current adoptions.

Adopt course materials by visiting our adoptions website.  You'll have to register here as well, but once you're registered, you'll be able to look back at the history of all of your adoptions.


In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), textbooks must be identified before the electronic schedule goes live. A key element of the law is that—to the greatest extent practicable—the university must make available to students information (ISBN, used cost, new cost, availability of rental) regarding textbooks and supplemental textbook materials required and suggested for each course prior to registration. This includes texts and supplemental materials which you do not expect the bookstore to stock, but are required and/or suggested for the course. In order to accomplish this, all text material information must be submitted to the campus bookstores in a timely fashion so that the information can be posted on the bookstore website.