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Textbook Information

Textbooks that you use for your courses must be submitted to the bookstore before the course opens for registration. This is referred to as the textbook adoption process, and it allows our textbook providers to ensure they are listing the correct materials for students. There will be emails sent out from the library with textbook adoption instructions at the start of every adoption session.

If you have any questions about this process, please email

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Textbook Instructions

We are happy to have you at HU this semester!

For your convenience, HU has contracted with Ambassador for all your textbook needs.  The required and/or recommended books and course materials for courses are listed in our bookstore at


However, you are not obligated to purchase your textbooks from the HU Bookstore. You may purchase your textbooks from other vendors including, for example, Abebooks,, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million (BAM), or Valorebooks.

Although you may obtain favorable pricing from other textbook sources HU  cannot guarantee the quality or timeliness of another textbook vendor. HU assumes no responsibility for problems/issues that may arise by ordering from any alternate textbook source.

Should you purchase from another vendor, your purchase must meet the textbook requirements advertised for each registered course.  please confirm that the textbook you are purchasing matches the following information:

  • Full name of the book as identified for your HU Course;
  • Correct book edition; and
  • Correct ISBN.

Your textbooks may be new, used, rented, or in an electronic medium so long as they match the assigned and advertised textbook for your class.

Lastly, please order all required textbooks in a timely manner so they are in your possession for the first day of class.

"Open educational resources (OER) are any resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research. The term can include textbooks, course readings, and other learning content; simulations, games, and other learning applications; syllabi, quizzes, and assessment tools; and virtually any other material that can be used for educational purposes. OER typically refers to electronic resources, including those in multimedia formats, and such materials are generally released under a Creative Commons or similar license that supports open or nearly open use of the content. OER can originate from colleges and universities, libraries, archival organizations, government agencies, commercial organizations such as publishers, or faculty or other individuals who develop educational resources they are willing to share." -- 7 Things You Should Know About Open Educational Resources

If you have any questions about these resources and would like to utilize them in your courses, please reach out to a librarian so we can help you. We can help you to navigate repositories of OERs as well as recommend OERs on your topics of choice that might be a good fit for your courses.

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