Textbook Ordering


Instructors should place their own textbook orders on-line. According to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), deadlines for ordering textbooks are as follows (and will follow a similar pattern each academic year):

  • April 1 for the upcoming Summer and Autumn semesters
  • September 30 for the following Spring semester

In practice, if teaching assignments for individual instructors are not confirmed by the established deadlines, instructors should submit as soon as possible following receipt of a confirmed assignment. GTA exception: the book order for German Language sections at the 1000-level will be made by the Department.

Barnes & Noble is the Ohio State University Bookstore.

The on-line service, FacultyEnlight, is the preferred method for ordering textbooks through Barnes & Noble.  FacultyEnlight provides access to all required information the bookstore needs to fulfill orders conveniently in one location.  It also stores individual faculty and book ordering information for quick and easy ordering in the future.  To get started with FacultyEnlight review the following quick-start guide: 

FacultyEnlight Quick Start Guide [pdf]

Instructors using a course pack along with class texts should include a note on the official book order stating that in addition to class texts, supplemental materials will be made available. The instructor should contact students directly via e-mail at the earliest opportunity to inform them of the availability of the course pack. Instructors using ONLY a course pack should submit the book order form indicating "no text," and contact students directly via e-mail as soon as possible to indicate availability through UniPrint or other provider of the instructor’s choosing. A "no text" entry will prevent the course from appearing on the bookstore’s list of non-responsive sections.

Once you have ordered your books, please send a copy of your order to our Web Editor, Natascha, who will place the information on our course pages.