The Supply Store is committed to supporting The University of Alabama faculty and staff with their course material needs. Please order textbooks as early as you can! Placing textbook orders on time helps us plan our buyback quantities better - meaning we can order more used textbooks, which saves our students an average of 35% over the cost of new books.
In an effort to make adopting course materials easier and more efficient, the Supe Store has implemented a fully-online adoption tool. As of October 1, 2014, this online adoption process will be the sole method for submitting course materials adoptions to the Supe Store. All instructors will periodically receive a personalized email via their official Bama email address from email@example.com before the beginning of each academic term. The email will contain a personalized link allowing instructors to submit course materials information for each course to which they are assigned. If you are a new faculty member or have not received an email with a link to submit your information, please contact Robert Young (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Laura Gary (email@example.com).
If you have questions or need assistance in placing your order, please contact Curt Ward, University Supply Store Associate Director of Books, 205-348-6126 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure to order "clickers" along with your textbook orders. Keep in mind we are the official campus source for hardware, computer software, supplies, and accessories and offer an extensive selection of licensed and academic software at academic pricing. If you aren't sure of the books you need for your course, go ahead and submit the titles you do know. We will start the process for these books and you can note on your order that more titles may be requested later.
Efforts by The Supply Store to reduce the cost of textbooks for students:
Digital eBook Offerings
The Supply Store has partnered with Vital Source, a 3rd party eBook company, to provide eBooks for as many textbooks as possible. eBooks are available for purchase or for rent and are in an HTML5 format.
The Supply Store offers on average over 60% of the books used during a semester for rent to students. Rental books on average save 55% on the price of the book
Affordability Score in Textbook Ordering Tool
Our web based textbook ordering scores the price of a textbook based on national statistics to help a professor in making a selection.
Alternative Textbook Ordering
The Supply Store also utilizes non-traditional ordering tools to order stock of textbooks at lower prices. Any savings are passed directly to the students.