Course Materials

The timely submission of course materials is critical to assuring that the UIC Bookstore can provide every student the right book at the right price right now. We are committed to our efforts and use every resource available to help us meet this goal.

The UIC Bookstore rents textbooks to students.  Students save up to 50% of the new retail price on new textbooks and up to 65% of the new retail price on used rental textbooks. On average we offer more than 20,000 titles available to rent every semester.

The UIC Bookstore commits to:

-       Will buy books backs from students at the end of every semester to increase the number of used books available to sell and to put some money back into our students’ pockets.

-       Will offer eBook or digital versions of full textbook editions whenever possible.

-       Will offer loose-leaf packages of full textbook editions whenever possible.

-       Will help faculty create custom textbooks and course readers for their courses utilizing our vendor partnerships.

-       Will provide our on-line shoppers with comparison price data on course materials from other on-line sellers.

Achieving these goals takes time and resources. The earlier we receive your course material request the sooner we can have your materials on the shelves and ready for your students.

Please click on the link to submit course material requests

 The UIC Bookstore collaborates with digital content providers to offer OERs (Open Educational Resources).

For more information on Direct Access



The UIC Bookstore collaborates with Redshelf and VitalSource to provide expanded availability of eBooks for students.  RedShelf provides digital content and custom digital course packets.  VitalSource Bookshelf offers students access to their course materials on any laptop, tablet, or smartphone devise with the VitalSource Bookshelf app.

LAD Custom Publishing

LAD is a course pack company that offers full service copyright clearance.  The course packet provider offers simple yet unique print and digital solutions. 


The UIC Bookstore is able to distribute OpenStax OER Textbooks through our partnerships with Redshelf and Vitalsource.  Through our partnership with the distributor Nascsorp, we can distribute OpenStax OER Print Textbooks at affordable prices.


Desk Copy Requests

Please contact the UIC Bookstore at for publisher contact information.

Faculty Author Form

Are you a faculty author? Please let us know! Email or call (312)413-5534.