Distance and Online Education
Faculty Center - CIDDE
Associate & Full-Time Faculty Resources
Student Help Resources
Institute for Teaching & Learning
Associate Faculty Support Committee
Online Educator Program
Phone: (949) 582-4397
Fax: (949) 364-0284
Dean of Online Education
and Learning Resources
Senior Administrative Assistant
Division Operational Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Textbook Ordering Process
As you begin to order textbooks and other instructional materials for the upcoming semester, please work closely with the textbook publishers. Book companies are investing much time and resources toward supplemental materials for courses. Specific to your discipline, you may find that many textbooks now come with a wealth of resources such as video clips, tutorials, online tests, links to supporting information, and textbooks online, etc. Dynamic textbooks and their supporting resources will assist you in creating a productive and innovative learning experience for your students.
Per the College's official outline for credit courses, faculty members must assign readings from a college level textbook. Furthermore, specific courses may require and be augmented by additional reading sources such as newspaper articles, journals, primary source readings, and literature based books. For further information on your selection of textbooks and additional reading sources, please consult with the official course outline and the department chairperson. You can obtain a copy of the official course outline through your division's Administrative Assistants.
To order textbooks, consult with your division chairperson and or the administrative staff to learn their procedures.
Be sure to check the status of your textbook orders.
1. To ensure that your textbook order has been correctly posted on the Bookstore website, click here.
2. Visit the College Bookstore (Student Services Center) to ensure that your textbooks are in stock.
If you encounter any problems with your textbook order, please immediately contact Ermelinda Lopez, TextbookManager, at 949 582-4716 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost and potential lack of access to textbooks can make it difficult for students to take and/or be successful in your classes.
To support students with textbook costs and availability, please consider the following...
- Ask your textbook publishers for two desk copies of your textbook. Place one desk copy on reserve in the college library.
- Limit the number of textbooks/instructional resources to what is absolutely necessary to support the learning in your course. With higher gas and housing prices, it is becoming increasingly more difficult for our students to purchase expensive textbooks/instruction resources.
- Be creative. Explore alternative (and less expensive) sites for students to purchase textbooks. Via online or at a number of off-campus bookstores, textbooks may be less expensive and easier for students to obtain.
- Create and post supplemental course materials on Blackboard.
- Include the title and ISBN number of your textbook on your faculty profile, website, and course syllabus. This will enable students to obtain textbooks at alternative sites such as the internet, off-campus bookstores, through friends, etc. e.
Students can view their required textbooks by logging onto MySite to My Classes, Current Classes, to View/Buy Saddleback books. A list of required textbooks will populate as shown in the images below.
Instructions View/Buy Books