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Variety of Formats

  • NEW & USED- Physical printed versions of the required textbook. Used versions will save you approximately 25% off the new price. Used textbooks are not available for all classes.
  • eBooks-Electronic version of a traditional textbook. Prices will vary from publisher to publisher, but can be significantly cheaper than a traditional printed textbook.
  • Coursepack-Coursepacks are collections of readings, drawn from a variety of sources, assembled in print form to supplement or replace traditional textbooks. Because they may contain a mix of copyright-protected works and public domain materials, copyright clearance is required for all coursepacks and other collections of course readings. Collections of digital readings that are available free via Moodle may be set-up as print-on-demand* in the bookstore, while coursepack collections may be requested as official print-runs to be stocked in-store.
  • Lab Manual-Lab manuals are generally instructor-authored and required by students to complete experiments and assignments in a laboratory setting. Lab manuals containing content entirely authored by UofL instructors that are available free via Moodle may be set-up as print-on-demand* in the bookstore while those that are not available free online may be requested as official print-runs to be stocked in-store. Please note, if a lab manual is not entirely authored by UofL instructors, copyright clearance is required prior to printing or posting on Moodle.
  • Workbooks-Workbooks are generally instructor authored and, similar to lab manuals, are required by students to complete assignments and record notes. Workbooks containing content entirely authored by UofL instructors that are available free online may be set up print-on-demand* in the bookstore while those that are not available free online may be requested as an official print-run to be stocked in store. Please note, if a workbook is not entirely authored by UofL instructors, copyright clearance is required prior to printing or posting on Moodle.
  • Open Educational Resources-Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that provide users with (1) free and unfettered access and (2) 5R legal permissions to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute them, that can be used to replace traditional expensive learning resources (such as textbooks)." Open Education Group OERs can be set up as print-on-demand* in the bookstore.
  • Print-On-Demand-Students visit the bookstore and prepay for their course materials to be printed and bound. Students receive an e-mail when their material is ready to be picked up, usually within 2 business days of placing their order. Please note: Files submitted to the bookstore to accommodate a print-on-demand option must be in a print-ready PDF format.