Course reserves information
Consider online materials for your courses
Please reconsider using textbooks to ensure equitable access for all students. Many textbook publishers, such as Pearson, Cengage, and McGraw Hill don’t allow libraries to purchase electronic copies of textbooks. Some alternatives include:
- Link to content from the Libraries’ collection of electronic resources: e-books, journal articles, streaming media, and other digital materials.
- Adopt open educational resources (OER) that are freely available and allow for re-use and modification.
- Select alternate course materials available electronically in consultation with your liaison librarian.
- If you are the author of a textbook used in an MIT class, the MIT Libraries can work with you to make the textbook available to students. Please contact email@example.com.
- Suggest a purchase of e-materials.
- Request a scan from the Libraries’ print collections through our Scan & Deliver service or request something the Libraries do not own. See Scanning requests for complete information.
Submit your textbook information – (aka Textbook Information Provisioning – TIP)
An outcome of the Higher Education Act of 2010 (HEOA) was a federal mandate that requires faculty/instructors to make information regarding all required and recommended course materials available to students during pre-registration. This allows students to consider the cost of course materials when deciding their class schedules.
If a class requires a textbook:
- Submit a new request or cancel/update existing requests via the MIT Coop AIP (Adoption Ingest Portal)
If a class does not require a textbook:
- Submit that information via the MIT Coop AIP. This information is important for students when they consider a class and ensures MIT fully complies with the federal mandate.
Upload or link materials to your course management system
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