In preparation for the upcoming winter and spring terms, we encourage you to order your course materials and textbooks early. Given the recent volatility in supply chains across the US due to Covid-19 as well as the expected record demand for home delivery during the holiday season, early ordering and ordering digital materials gives you the best chance to avoid delays due to shipping or unforeseen inventory challenges.
To address the expected demand and potential issues, the Ithaca College Online Bookstore (Akademos) is taking the following actions:
- Ordering textbook stock earlier and adding additional resources to their supply chain group
- Increasing customer service support
- Adding language on the website with reminders about ordering early
- Adding digital course material options wherever possible
We encourage you to visit the Online Bookstore's website as soon as possible to review your course material list. In fact, it is always good practice to log in at least once before every term so that you can review your registered courses and the materials that your professors and instructors assigned to them. Students have the freedom to shop and compare pricing with other textbook providers, so even if you don't order from the official Online Bookstore, we still encourage you to visit the website to review what has been assigned and order early from any provider.