In most cases your department or program administrative assistant will handle book orders for the courses you teach in that department or program. When it comes to special orders and coursepacks, however, you may wish to deal directly with a local supplier. By far the most popular local supplier in Hanover is Wheelock Books; the only other option as present is the Dartmouth Bookstore. The Baker-Berry Library can also help you with On-line Reserve systems that work somewhat like digital coursepacks and are free to you and your students.
Starting in 2006, the Director of DCAL recommends that you not order books for your students. Instead post on the course website or Blackboard site accurate information about the books you wish students to buy and allow them to order them online or in a bookstore as they see fit. This way they can shop for the best price and they can do it before they return to campus.
Last Updated: 9/17/08