BOOK ORDERS / Textbook Adoptions

In 2008, the U.S. Congress passed several amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965. Of special interest to colleges, universities, and their students is an amendment that mandates that institutions receiving federal financial assistance are required by law to provide textbook information (including ISBN and retail price) at the time a student is able to register for a course. This means that when we post the online schedule, the textbook information for each course must be available. This new law takes effect on July 1, 2010. You may see it referred to as HEOA Section 133.

All textbook adoptions must be received no later than 6 weeks prior to the start of each term.

Where will students purchase their textbooks?
Students can purchase their books online at the university's virtual bookstore www.ecampus.com/nlu which is powered by our textbook vendor eCampus.

How do I submit my adoption?
Below are step-by-step instructions for accessing the online adoption system through the NLU portal. You will need your log in name and password to access the portal.

I have my course assignments, but I'm not listed as the instructor. What do I do?
Some courses are listed as "staff" if the instructor's name was not provided at the time the courses were loaded into Banner. If you are not able to access your course(s), please seek assistance from your college or department administrative assistant who have full access to the adoption system.

My course does not require a textbook, do I need to do anything?
Yes, please check the "no text" required through the online adoption system. eCampus will post this message with your course to help alleviative confusion for students.

How do I obtain a desk copy?
You may submit your desk copy request through the online adoption system. eCampus will submit your request to the appropriate publisher for fulfillment and shipments will go directly to your home. This process will take several weeks, so submit your adoption early if you need a desk copy. Please note, that any follow up regarding the processing or shipment of your request should be directed to the publisher.

Desk Copy Request form

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Fedele at ext. 4483 or LFedele@nl.edu.

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603

    (888) 658.8632

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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123

    (888) 658.8632

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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632

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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632

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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632

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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

     

     

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard
    Suite 102
    Tampa, Florida 33634
    800.366.6581 | www.nl.edu/florida

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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    414.577.2658

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