Instructors: Course Materials Resources

We will continue to be working to support UBC Faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic with their course material orders

NEW! Important information regarding course materials for September 2020
 ​​​​​​During these challenging times, the UBC Bookstore has taken steps to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the campus community, while still meeting the academic needs of students and faculty.

September (Winter Term 1) Course Materials Ordering Recommendations 

Order early

We understand that there have been many changes and uncertainties regarding course offerings, but we ask that you place your orders as soon as possible so that we can do our best to get the necessary materials in time for start of classes. 

We ask that any changes or cancellations with your course schedule be communicated to us as soon as possible. This will allow us to avoid unnecessary materials being transported/processed/handled etc. and to avoid students ordering/shipping books that they will no longer need to purchase.

There may be publisher delays

Most publishers are open and getting materials out to bookstores as quickly as possible. However, please be aware that many are experiencing longer than normal processing times, and that we are experiencing significant delays with all shipping companies.

Order Digital Materials when possible

In order to avoid as many supply problems as possible, the Bookstore will be relying more heavily on digital options whenever available, and ordering fewer physical copies for those titles. For titles where a digital option is not available, we will still be ordering the physical copies, but will also be informing faculty of the circumstances and the options available to them.

If you know that your materials are offered at the UBC Library online, please let us know so we can bring in fewer materials, and help direct students on where to obtain the correct materials.

We’re open to customers

The UBC Bookstore is now open for customers to shop in-store. We have implemented some changes to ensure the safety and comfort of our staff and customers, such as limiting the number of customers in the store at one time, and new check out/purchasing procedures. We will be continuing to serve students and faculty both in-store and online for September. If students would like to order their course materials online, they can do so at .


Should you have any questions or concerns about ordering your course materials, please contact us at


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Custom Course Packs for Curriculum 
Ordering your custom course packs from UBC is on average at least 33% cheaper. Please review the most up-to-date information on copyright rules and email with any questions you have. Please note you will need to create an account with Verba Collect to order custom course materials online. If you haven't received an email from our textbook team with your ordering link, please contact us and we'd be happy to assist you.

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