Target dates for ordering:

  • Fall: February 15
  • Spring: September 15
  • Summer: January 15

Faculty members are encouraged to submit textbook orders online through the “Faculty Adoptions” link. Have the following information available when you are ready to submit your order:

  • Your name and telephone number
  • Course number (for example, WRI1110)
  • Author(s)/title(s), edition, publisher
  • Any other required course materials
  • Approx. enrollment

Open Educational Resources

Purchase College is participating in SUNY’s current initiative to promote the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs), providing student access to quality learning materials, and flexibility and control over curriculum to faculty. See the Purchase College Open Educational Resources (OER) Guidelines document for more details on how we define OER and affordable learning materials at Purchase, instructional support and professional development for faculty interested in adopting open materials for their courses, accessibility, and other issues.

SUNY OER Services provides a library of freely available course texts, including catalogs from Lumen Learning and from Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative, volumes produced by SUNY faculty Milne Open Texbooks as part of OER Services supported projects, and a variety of other sources. These texts can be incorporated directly into your Brightspace courses, and can be used as is or edited to meet your specific course needs.

More information about OER course materials, including tips on how to locate and evaluate available sources can be found in the Library’s guide OER (Open Educational Resources): The What and Why of OER . If you are interested in adopting OER or other affordable learning materials for your courses, contact your Library liaison or email oer@purchase.edu.

Related Resources

Textbook Assistance (for students facing financial hardships who cannot afford to rent or purchase their textbooks)