Textbooks Rule

Approved By Date
Executive Leadership Team 08-21-2023
ICORE 08-16-2023

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act Textbook Provision, Stanly Community College provides students with course material information during periods of registration. Stakeholders (faculty, administrators, publishers, and the bookstore) work together to reduce course material costs. Suggestions include but are not limited to keeping assigned textbooks a minimum of three years when possible, using common texts for multiple sections of the same course, and making use of high-quality Open Education Resources (OER) when available. Information is disseminated by the bookstore on initiatives to reduce costs including used book availability, book buyback, rental programs, e-books, etc.


Due dates for textbook adoptions are:  

Summer and Fall semesters: March 15 – March 25

Spring semester: October 15 – October 25


Desk copies of texts

Faculty may request desk copies of textbooks directly from the publisher. These texts are property of Stanly Community College. Complimentary textbooks may be used as reference materials. Textbooks may be given to the LRC, Academic Support Center, or Crutchfield Center.  Complimentary textbooks may not be sold, given away, or used in any way that might violate copyright procedure.



Public Law 110-315, Higher Education Opportunity Act – 2008, Textbook Provision amending Part C of title I (20 U.S.C. 1015)