Textbook Procedures

For CC+ students attending the Chillicothe, Eastern, Lancaster, Southern, or Zanesville campus:

Students who attend the Eastern, Chillicothe, Lancaster, Southern or Zanesville campuses must work directly with their school district to obtain required textbooks, course materials or digital content.

For CC+ students attending the Athens Campus:

New Students

New, first-term CC+ students who attend the Athens campus will be emailed their textbook authorization forms to their Catmail before attending the required orientation sessions prior to the start of each semester. The authorization form will include the student’s name, PID and school district information. The school district information is derived from the ODE Public District Treasurer Information.

Continuing Students

Continuing students that attend the Athens campus will be emailed their textbook authorization forms approximately four weeks prior to the start of each semester to their Catmail. In the case that a continuing student does not receive an authorization form, please have them contact University College on the Athens campus.

Next Steps

The Registrar’s Office will send daily enrollment reports by class section to the bookstore to ensure proper inventories are prepared.

After receipt of the authorization form, students should follow the pickup instructions for the bookstore below:

Athens Campus
The College Bookstore
50 S. Court St. Athens, OH 45710

Students should pre-order their Athens Campus required textbooks, course materials or digital content at The College Bookstore by emailing their schedules, noting the section number of the courses, to Cathi Schwalbauch. Pre-orders should be placed as soon as possible to allow the bookstore to order any materials not currently in stock. Pickup is available at the Court Street store Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the text department. Students are required to present their textbook authorization form and photo ID to the bookstore for pickup.

The bookstore will keep the authorization form on file in case a student changes his or her schedule and needs to add or return a book. If the bookstore is not able to source a required physical book or digital course material, students will be redirected to work with their school district to source any remaining required materials. 

Bookstore-Specific Information

The College Bookstore Loan Program

During each semester, the College Bookstore will provide a report to school districts indicating which books have been loaned to individual students.

At the end of each semester and after the designated return deadline, The College Bookstore will invoice school districts directly. The cost per book will be based on whether or not the book was returned by the student by the set deadline. The invoice sent to the school district will indicate whether the book was returned or kept.

Digital Course Materials: Inclusive Access

Ohio University’s Inclusive Access Program may raise questions around how and where CC+ students enrolled in participating courses need to obtain their digital course materials. Please be advised that CC+ students are not currently registered for the Inclusive Access Program and thus, do not need to opt out of or take any additional action related to the program, as their student accounts will not be charged.

CC+ students will have temporary access to digital course content for participating courses that typically expires at the end of the add/drop period. CC+ students are encouraged to obtain their required course textbooks, course materials or digital content based on their OHIO campus as described in Procedures (see above).

Direct Billing Option

Ohio University offers school districts the opportunity to opt-in to direct billing for digital materials when their CC+ students are enrolled in participating Inclusive Access courses. This option provides the district's CC+ students, enrolled in an Inclusive Access course, with uninterrupted access to digital course content at a discounted rate. 

For more information on how your school district can opt-in to direct billing for Inclusive Access materials, please email collegecreditplus@ohio.edu.