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Planning for Classes: Policies and Resources

7.1 Books and Readings

The Higher Education Opportunity Act provisions that went into effect on July 1, 2010, require that colleges and universities provide students, as practical, information about required textbooks (including ISBNs) on the online course listing. The goal of this requirement is to provide the students with the greatest flexibility in obtaining their textbooks. The University’s compliance with this federal requirement will be met by linking faculty orders placed with the bookstore to the course listings. After students register for classes, a “Textbook” link will appear at the bottom of the registration page. This link connects directly to the University bookstore’s website, where the student will find a list of the assigned textbooks, including pricing and ISBN numbers. Therefore, it is essential for faculty to reply to the bookstore’s request for book orders as early as possible.

Required reading should be ordered through the Barnes & Noble (B&N) bookstore on the campus at which the course is offered, during the semester before the one in which the course is offered. If an instructor must use a book that the bookstore is unable to order, they should locate copies of this book and inform the students of the location. Do not require a book unless the text is used in the course. Whenever possible, the instructor should also place a copy of the text in the library’s reserve room.

Information regarding the B&N college bookstore can be found on the University’s website

Faculty with concerns about the bookstore should contact Diana Lulgjuraj, director of strategic sourcing and University services, who serves as the designated University liaison between faculty and the B&N college bookstore. She can be contacted at 718-817-4914 or [email protected].

Please note that as per Section 107 of the Copyright Act, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.