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Adopting Course Materials

The McMaster Campus Store strives to inspire innovation and discovery through the delivery of accessible educational materials in partnership with the Academic community, positioning students for success. We continue to prioritize making both print and digital options available wherever possible, so students can select the option that best suits their learning style and budget. Please see below for information on submitting a course adoption for the upcoming term.

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

    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?

    Non-Traditional Course Materials:

    The Campus Store is here to assist with locating the course materials you require for your course.  If your needs cannot be met via a traditional textbook, please reach out to our team to discuss alternate options and creative ideas. We're always here to help!  Our Course Materials buying team can be reached at

    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.

University Guidelines for Digital Learning Resources

This University developed document guides Instructors on the use of paid digital learning resources in McMaster Courses.

Contact the Course Materials Team

Fiona O'Connor, Course Materials Manager (currently on leave)
Cathy Overeem, Course Materials Buyer
Karin Stonehouse, Course Materials Buyer
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 21913.

Kim Foottit, Required Supplies & Merchandise Coordinator
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 22621

Suggested Course Material Submission Dates:

Fall June 1
Winter October 1
Spring/Summer March 1