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Faculty: Order textbooks before Oct. 28 to save students money

The Office of the Provost is partnering with students, faculty, and staff to explore and implement ways to save students money on textbooks and classroom materials.

One of the simplest ways faculty can help is by submitting textbook orders for future terms as early as possible. Submitting orders for the spring 2017 semester by Oct. 28 allows the Bookie to buy back students’ used books at a higher rate. Students are able to recoup more of their money spent on textbooks.

There are many ways faculty members can submit textbook orders:

  • Call the Bookie at 509-335-2537
  • Email your textbook request to
  • Stop by the Bookie and ask for Regina
  • Request a time when a Bookie staff member can come to your office to meet
  • Use the Enlight online program to submit book orders, and research textbooks or other course materials.

Costs of textbooks and classroom materials are a barrier to academic success for many students. We appreciate the dedication of student groups, as well as faculty and staff, for working quickly to come up with resources and tools designed to minimize classroom materials costs.

Visit for information on how open education resources are gaining currency at WSU through partnerships and collaboration. There are a number of ways faculty can engage in the effort, including an Open Textbook Workshop coming up in January.

Please make every effort to submit your textbook orders by Oct. 28, and thank you for all you do to support the success of our students.

If you have questions or comments regarding this blog post, or any other matter concerning the Office of the Provost, please email them to