How do I order (adopt) textbooks students need for my class?

The best way to place your textbook adoption is to use the Seton Hall University Bookstore's online adoption tool called Online Adoptions
Please note: If you are entering through the Bookstore's website, be sure to select Online Adoptions, not Textbooks and Course Materials. The Textbooks and Course Materials section is for making a purchase, not submitting your adoption.

Important information about textbook rental program:

The Seton Hall University Bookstore is proud and excited to offer textbook rental in-store and online. Text rental will save your students 50% or more off of the new retail price. To see if your adopted text is eligible for rental, visit www.rent-a-text.com. If your book is on the national list, all you need to do is submit your adoption. You can also consider adding the text rental logo to your syllabus. Download the logo »

If your book is not on the national list, consider searching Rent-a-text for a rental eligible title - you can search by author, title ISBN or discipline. Or contact the Bookstore at shu@bkstr.com or (973) 761-9065 to inquire about adding your book(s) to the local rental list. In order for a title to be considered as a local rental title, it must meet the following qualifications:

  • 4-term commitment (terms with similar enrollments) approved by the Department chair or dean.
  • The title must not contain any consumable, single-use parts, access codes or in a loose-leaf format.
  • The title must not be a package with components that are not available individually.

Once a signed commitment form is presented to the Bookstore, a request to add the title to the rental list will be made to Follett for determination. For more information go to www.rent-a-text.com or contact the Bookstore.

When do I need to submit an adoption?

An adoption must be placed for all courses regardless of a need for a textbook, supply or other requirement. If you are not requiring any course materials, simply check "No materials are needed for this course" for your course.

When is my adoption due?

Summer 2011 Adoptions due March 15, 2011
Fall 2011 Adoptions due April 15, 2011
Spring 2011 Adoptions due October 24, 2011

Due dates are determined by guidelines set forth by the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Timely adoption submission allows the Bookstore time to properly address out-of-print, hard-to-find and new editions of textbooks. It also provides time to source the most used books saving your students 25% off of the new price as well as offer the best rates, 50% of purchase price for buyback.

How to use Online Adoptions?
Take a few moments to set up your profile; you’ll only need to do this once.
  1. Browse to the Online Adoptions
  2. Create a Profile to Get Started (if necessary) by selecting the dark blue button marked "New? Register Here >" * When asked for the store-supplied password, enter 544. Otherwise enter email address and password used when creating your profile.
  3. Choose "Order Course Materials" and follow prompts. Once you have submitted your adoption, you will be provided with a nine-digit alphanumeric order number.
For key highlights on the Online Adoption click here »

For assistance, business hours at (973) 761-9065 during business hours to speak to a customer service representative.

Faculty Resources

Need a T-shirt made for your event? What about an award for a visitor or a great student? Order custom clothing, awards and holiday gifts. Click here to learn more. When prompted enter bookstore as the password. Custom orders typically take 8 to 10 weeks to arrive and can be customized to your choosing. And all custom orders will be discounted! 

Faculty Authors
Have you written a book and like for the University Bookstore to carry it? Please send an email to shu@bkstr.com and include, the author, title, ISBN and any other relevant data about the book. In most cases, your book will be able to be stocked in the Bookstore.

The Bookstore can also host an Author event/booksigning for you. Please indicate in your email if you are interested in taking part in an Author event at the Bookstore.

Seton Hall University Bookstore

Margaret McGinley, Store Manager
Lower Level of Duffy Hall
(973) 761-9065
E-mail: shu@bkstr.com
Web site: www.shu.bkstr.com
Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/SetonHallBookstore

Regular Semester Store Hours

8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Extended hours are available at the beginning of each semester. Please see the Web site for details.

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