Instructors: Course Materials Resources

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

Important information regarding course materials 
 As UBC begins to plan for a return to in-person learning, the UBC Bookstore will continue to provide students with the materials they need in a variety of formats and delivery options. However, as COVID19 is still impacting many aspects of our world, we need to be prepared for any changes that may arise. The below information will help the Bookstore in ensuring that, whether courses are offered in-person or online, course material delivery goes as smoothly as possible. 

Course Materials Ordering Recommendations 

Order Early: 

We understand that there still may be 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 allows us to avoid unnecessary materials being transported/processed/handled etc. and to avoid students ordering/shipping books that they no longer need. 

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 continue to order physical copies. 

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

We recommend that you do not direct students to purchase digital materials directly from external websites: digital materials obtained outside of the UBC Bookstore or UBC Library can result in access and privacy issues for students 

There May be Publisher and Shipping Delays: 

Although things are slowly returning to normal, please be aware that many publishers are still experiencing longer than normal processing times, and that we are still experiencing delays with shipping companies. 

We’re Open to Customers: 

The UBC Bookstore remains open for in-store shopping with protocols in place to ensure the safety and comfort of our staff and customers. 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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