Faculty and staff: Textbook and course kit orders needed now

Time is short and September is almost here. The York University Bookstore needs to get course materials for September. Faculties are asked to submit textbook and course kit requests for Fall and Fall/Winter 2013/14 courses as soon as possible.

As summer progresses, books become more difficult to obtain, even within Canada. Books form the United States, Europe and elsewhere may require one or two months to ship to Canada. Course kits also require time to research and negotiate/clear copyright. The bookstore needs these book lists early to obtain the books, create course kits, and get used books to save students money.

Textbook orders can be sent to the bookstore buyers in person, via phone, e-mail or with the online request form at the York University Bookstore Online Course Book Requests  web page. Course kit requests should be handled by e-mail or in person at the Copyright Clearance Centre in the York Bookstore.  The bookstore Faculty pages have been updated to assist in serving faculty, and buyers are standing by:

Keele campus textbook buyers: The three buyers are located on the lower level of the York Bookstore behind the information desk. Alan Madsen can be contacted at ext. 40730 or amadsen@yorku.ca. Pat Armour can be contacted at ext. 20945 or parmour@yorku.ca. Terry Khemrajsingh (responsible for course kit orders) can be contacted at ext. 40702 or terryk@yorku.ca.

Glendon campus texbook buyer: Fiona O’Connor is located in the Glendon Bookstore on the lower level of York Hall. She can be contacted at 416-487-6702 or fmoc@yorku.ca.

Course kits: To develop customized course kits, visit the Copyright Clearance Centre, which is located on the main level at the east end of the York Bookstore on the Keele campus. For general information on course kits, phone ext. 40049 or ext. 40727. The course kits general e-mail address is ckits@yorku.ca.

For more information, visit the York Bookstore website Faculty Services page.