Ordering Course Materials

Prior to submitting your course material adoptions, please review the following information so we can ensure the correct materials will be ordered on-time for the beginning of the term. 

Textbooks, course packages, and other materials are ordered in response to adoptions submitted by an instructor or department. Once the orders are processed 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 so that we may provide accurate information to students. Open Educational Resources should also be submitted using the form.

Click either “Required” or “Recommended” on the course adoption. “Required” means students are expected to obtain the material. “Recommended” items are considered valuable but not essential.   

Please notify us as soon as possible if a class is cancelled or if a textbook is no longer required.

The CRN is the Course Reference Number and is unique to each course and its specific details. You can find the CRN by searching the U of S Dynamic Schedule, or by contacting your college or department.

Submit a Textbook Adoption

To submit your order, please use the online form here. If you have any questions please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. Returning users can log in to check on the status of their adoptions. 

Please note that if you do not receive a confirmation email, your order has not been submitted to the bookstore.

Deadlines for Ordering Textbooks and Course Materials 

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

Course Packages

Course packages can include a collection of various materials, such as journal articles, excerpts from books, or the professor’s own work. They can be submitted through the textbook adoption form and the Bookstore will then order the printed version.

Cost for students will vary depending on page length and your printing specifications. 

Copyright Clearance

Retail Services provides copyright clearance assistance for course packages. Before submitting a course pack, please consult the Copyright Guidelines.  

Open Educational Resources

How Retail Services Supports OER at the U of S

Retail Services fully supports the adoption of Open Educational Resources at the University of Saskatchewan. The continuing development and customization of OER allows faculty to select course materials best suited for their class and learning objectives. For students, OER makes the materials needed for their success more financially accessible and available in the format that best suits their needs. The Bookstore is happy to facilitate the use of OER by including open texts on a student’s book list, as well as by offering a Print on Demand option. 

Print on Demand

Our Print on Demand service allows students to order printed versions of Open Textbooks. Printed texts are sold at $0.12 per double-sided page to cover printing costs. 

Instructor Resources

If you are interested in finding, adopting, or learning more about Open Educational Resources, visit open.usask.ca.

Contact Us

For any questions, please contact us at 306 966-4477 or textbooks_bookstore@usask.ca.