Textbook Ordering Procedures


1) Instructors (including Faculty, Associated Faculty, and Graduate Students) should place their own textbook orders on-line. According to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), deadlines for ordering textbooks are:

for Summer:  by April 1
for Autumn:  by May 1
for Spring:    by October 1

2) 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 sections of German 1101.xx, 1102.xx, and 1103.xx will be submitted by the Academic Program Coordinator.

3) The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures does not endorse a particular bookstore. Orders may be placed through Barnes & Noble - The Ohio State University Bookstore.

Assistance:  Please direct textbook order questions and questions regarding desk copies to Brad Clucus, Textbook Manager, via e-mail (TM218@bncollege.com) or by phone at 614 247-2220. 

Message from Barnes & Noble The Ohio State Bookstore - for AU21
  As of Monday May 24th Faculty Enlight is no longer in operational, the bookstore is in transition to a new adoption portal.  
  Adoption & Insights Portal (AIP) will be our new ordering platform and the University is making the last updates and should be ready in the next few weeks.  The University will announce the new platform and how to set up your accounts, but in the meantime, please send all your course material orders directly to Tm218@bncollege.com and Brad will input them into the system.

4) 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.