It is the responsibility of the faculty member to order a desk copy of each textbook he/she adopts. This order is best done at the same time the textbook order is approved by the department chair. Check with the departmental secretary for forms.
Should your desk copy not arrive from the publisher in time for class, faculty may obtain a text from the bookstore. First check with your chair for departmental policy on obtaining desk copies. The bookstore will charge your department for the desk copy when it is picked up. Upon receipt of an identical copy in new condition, the bookstore will cancel the charge. The bookstore will not accept books stamped "Professional Copy-Not for Resale" or any other promotional copies with chapters or pages missing.
All desk copies not replaced with identical texts by the end of each semester will be charged to the departments' budget.