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Order textbooks and course materials (Faculty)

IU offers these approved methods for ordering required course materials for students (scroll down to view all four options). These options provide protections for student data and finances, and offer an IU-focused service/support to both instructors and students.

Be sure to submit your course material orders before students enroll for a term to keep IU in compliance with Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requirements.

IU eTexts

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Created and managed by UITS at Indiana University

Since 2011, IU eTexts has supported academic engagement and success, creating more than $100 million in savings from retail prices.

Ordering opens every Feb. 2 and Sep. 2 for the coming terms. Self-ordering closes the day before the first day of registration.

IU eTexts Portal  (for required materials only)

Do not order the same materials in both portals.

About IU eTexts


Fall 2022:

  • 60+ publisher/vendor partners
  • 350,000+ titles available
  • $8.9M savings from list price
  • 52,800 (58.5%) students served
  • 3,689 classes across 9 campuses
  • 1,807 faculty

  • Access before the first day of the term
  • Discounts up to 90% off List Price
  • Bursar-billing
  • Fees covered by all forms of financial aid
  • A liberal refund policy
  • Canvas integration
  • In-text engagement tools
  • Training/information resource site for students

  • Digital textbooks (including custom creations)*
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)*
  • Faculty-Created Materials*
  • Digital Courseware
  • Non-text-based Digital Learning Tools

*These types of materials are presented on the university-standard e-reader and promote engagement within the text with a suite of features, including:

  • Highlighting
  • Annotating
  • Organizing Notes
  • Sharing Notes
  • Copy and Paste
  • Library and Title Search
  • Text to Speech
  • Flashcards and Study Guides
  • Offline reading
  • Access throughout IU enrollment
  • Printing

To learn more, visit or join our self-enroll Canvas resource/reference site IU eTexts: A Faculty and Staff Introduction.

For help, email


IU Bookstore

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Managed by Follett Higher Education Group

Follett Higher Education Group is the largest campus store operator in North America, currently managing more than 1,200 local bookstores and 1,700 eFollett online stores nationwide. Follett is helping make college more affordable with huge inventories of used and rental textbooks as well as year-round buyback and price match programs.

  Instructor AccessConcierge/Admin Access

Do not order the same materials in both portals.

About the IU Bookstore


Follett Discover allows you to easily discover, research, and adopt course materials all in one place. In addition to adopting traditional print materials, Follett Discover makes it easy to search and adopt non-traditional materials such as YouTube videos, open education resources, and MOOC content.

When you submit your orders on time you contribute to course material affordability by:

  • Giving the campus store time to source used and rental inventory, so that students have the most affordable options available for the first day of class
  • Ensuring that students get top dollar for the materials they sell back and that affordable books are kept in circulation locally
  • Allowing the bookstore time to research requested materials—if they can be added to the national network list of rental titles, prices could be lowered more

View video instructions from Follett.

At IU, you can access Follett Discover through the “Order Textbooks/Course Materials (Faculty)” task in One.IU (for faculty/instructors and the staff who support them) and/or in the Faculty Center (for faculty/instructors). NOTE: Disregard the login details at the beginning of these documents/videos.

If you are adopting digital content for your course, it’s important to do the following:

  • Confirm the exact ISBN for your materials with the publisher representative before submitting your order to the campus store.
  • Specify if students should purchase the standalone eBook, courseware, and/or a digital bundle.
  • Provide details on the components of the digital bundle, if one is needed.

As content providers increasingly add digital options, verifying these details is critical during the adoption process.

To learn more, visit the IU Bookstore website.



IU Libraries

Your campus library may be able to make titles available for students. Find out more about Class Reserves and other library services for classes on your campus:

For more information about select library holdings available for the Engage e-reader, contact


Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are either public domain or shared under a license that allows free use and revision. OER can include entire courses, course materials, textbooks, multimedia, or teaching techniques.