Submit a Textbook Adoption

Once you are ready to place your order, please use the online form here. If you encounter any issues or have any questions please contact us 306-966-4477 and we will assist you.
Returning users can log in directly to check on the status of a previous adoption or edit an order. 

Deadlines for Ordering Textbooks and Course Materials 

March 1 Deadline to submit orders for Spring Term 1
April 2 Deadline to submit orders for Summer Term 2
May 1 Orders begin for Fall Term 1 
May 15 Deadline to submit orders for Fall Term 1
October 1 Deadline to submit orders for Winter Term 2 

Textbook and Course Material Information

Ordering Textbooks and Course Materials

Prior to placing your order for textbook or course material adoptions, please review the following important tips so we can ensure the correct materials will be ordered in available on-time for the beginning of the term. If you have any questions, please contact us at 306-966-4477 or

Textbooks, lab manuals, and other materials are ordered in response to requisitions submitted by a professor or department. Once the orders are received by Retail Services, students can access this information through a booklist available on PAWS. Please indicate if you do not require a textbook for a class to provide accurate information for students - a message will appear on the booklist indicating that the class does not require a text.

Order in plenty of time to ensure materials are available for the opening of classes.

Click either the “Required” or “Recommended” on the requisition.  “Required” means every student in the class is expected to purchase a book, and we order accordingly.  “Recommended” titles are considered valuable but not essential.   

Please notify Retail Services as soon as possible if a class is cancelled and the textbook is no longer required.

The CRN is the course reference number and it is linked to the course description – subject, campus, credits, title, day & time, instructor, location, etc.  You can always find the CRN by searching or the U of S Dynamic Schedule.  You can also contact your college or department.

Course Packages

Course Packages can include a collection of various materials, such as journal articles, excerpts from books or the professor's own work. Course packages can be submitted through the textbook adoption form and Retail Services will work with on campus providers to for the development and distribution of the product.

Lab Manuals

For classes requiring lab manuals, faculty members can upload the files directly through the textbook adoption form. The Campus Bookstore produces the manuals and inventories the appropriate amount of printed versions for each class.

Copyright Clearance

Any materials faculty members would like included in course packages are required to adhere to the university’s copyright policy. Retail Services provides copyright clearance assistance and can order printed course packages. Before submitting a course package, please consult the Copyright Clearance guidelines. For additional information regarding copyright and University of Saskatchewan policy, please consult the Copyright web page.

Open Educational Resources

Visit Open at the U of S to learn more about Open Educational Resources.