If a book is out of print, please keep in mind the price goes up the longer it’s out of print, and makes it more difficult for students to find as time passes. We encourage professors to consider using alternative materials or creating PDFs from relevant sections of out of print books in order to provide the materials in the most economically friendly way for students. We are happy to assist in creating alternative educational materials – just ask!
Please note when a book is out of print with the publisher it may still be available from outside sources (such as Amazon), but the College Store does not source titles from individual sellers. If students have not yet ordered the book they can definitely check with alternate sources if they so choose, although shipping times are not guaranteed, prices may vary, and there is no guarantee the book is the correct ISBN/edition when purchased from a third-party seller.
Out of print issues are not MBS issues. We encountered out of print sourcing issues when books were stocked in the store, but at that time had a larger staff who spent time finding individual titles. However, this additional work with third-party sellers increased the cost of the books to students and we have ended this practice.