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Adopting Course Materials

The McMaster Campus Store continues to follow the direction of the University’s Crisis Management Team. Our physical stores are closed, but our website is open. Students can choose to pick their order up at our service window or have it shipped to their home. As we prepare for the Spring/Summer 2021 terms, we continue to assist in the distribution of both digital and print formats of course materials.

Here's how you can assist us in sourcing materials for your course

2021 Course Adoptions:

    Submit a Course Adoption to the Campus Store:

    Email and include:

  • Instructor name and email address
  • Course information (code, section, estimated enrollment)
  • Book information (ISBN, author, publisher, edition)
  • Is the book required or optional?

    Custom Courseware Transition:

    Beginning with Spring term 2021, the University Library will become the initial point of contact for developing custom courseware - a compilation of course resources available in both a digital and physical format, to better leverage existing licenses and e-reserves. The Library and Campus Store are committed to a seamless transition, with students having continued access to these materials. Both print and digital courseware will still be available through the Campus Store. For more information, please visit
    Submit a courseware adoption to the Library by filling in the Library's Custom Courseware Adoption Form.  The Library has created FAQ's to assist you.

    Adopt Required Supplies
    Fill out our Required Supplies Adoption Form to request items such as lab coats, lab kits, goggles, calculators, lab books, etc. for your course. We want to ensure that we have these on hand if your students required them for your course.

    Everybody wins when you:

    Adopt early. The mission of the Campus Store is to provide required course materials at the lowest prices possible.  To that end, we encourage Faculty to adopt their books as early as possible and to consider low cost alternatives.

    Support the use of your chosen course materials to your students.  By stressing the importance of purchasing your course materials and utilizing them as much as possible throughout the course, sell-through of these materials will increase which minimizes the amount of stock returns to the publishers and saves the university valuable dollars.


Textbook Adoption General FAQ
Frequently asked questions about adopting textbooks and electronic course materials.

Publisher Representatives

Contact information for the major publishers to aid faculty in the choosing of new textbooks and ordering desk copies.


Contact the Course Materials Team

Fiona O'Connor, Course Materials Manager
Cathy Overeem, Course Materials Buyer
Karin Stonehouse, Course Masterials Buyer
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 21913.

Cheryl Sinclair, Required Supplies Buyer
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 22629

Adopt a Coursepack - Please contact the Library

Suggested Course Material Submission Dates:

Fall June 1
Winter October 1
Spring/Summer March 1