Just for Faculty
Textbook Order Target Dates
Spring: November 30
Summer: April 15
Fall: July 1
Let's Work Together
The CMU Bookstore is owned and operated by
Central Michigan University. Every penny spent in our store stays here on campus to help fund campus programs and course material scholarships. We support the academic mission of the University by having course materials available at the most reasonable prices possible.
The CMU Bookstore is committed to supporting Central Michigan University faculty and staff with their course material needs. By offering new, used, rental, and digital options, we hope to provide many ways to assist in student success.
Through our website, students are able to use our textbook price comparison tool. This program allows students to compare our prices with those of our Internet competitors like Amazon, Half.com, etc.
With your support, we can help our students save money on course materials. We hope this information will aid you in completing your textbook order requests. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Faculty that submit their orders directly to the CMU Bookstore will receive a personalized link to the Verba Collect website several weeks prior to each semester’s deadline to submit orders for their courses. Faculty can access Verba Collect at anytime. Logins can be created using your cmich email address. A new password will need to be created.
(For Departments that turn book orders in to Department staff, please continue to do so. Administrative Staff will use the Verba Collect website to enter your requests for you.)
When you are on the website, please provide the Student Edition ISBN, Author, and Title for each book you are requesting.
Please include information on course packs if you will be using one. If copyright permission is required, please contact us as soon as possible. Please list if it has changed in any way since the last time it was used, and turn your original in to Printing Services as soon as it is ready.
If a publisher package or custom textbook is requested, please provide the Student Edition ISBN from your publisher’s representative on your order.
Administrative Staff Walkthrough
Benefits of Timely Submissions
Correct Course Materials
Timely orders allow the CMU Bookstore the opportunity to ensure that all items from your order are available to the students.
More Used Textbooks
Timely orders can result in lower priced textbooks for the students because they allow us to source more used copies of the books.
Best Prices at Buybacks
Timely orders allow the students to receive more money at textbook buy back when the CMU Bookstore knows which books are being used for the following semester.
Timely orders let the CMU Bookstore place orders early to have the textbooks stocked on our shelves for students before classes start.
Contact the Textbook Manager with any questions you have about the textbook ordering process or any general textbook questions. If you are having trouble with Verba Collect, we would be happy to set-up training; we will even come right to your office!
If you are still using the old system, click here for the Textbook Request Form.