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For Students

Accessing Textbooks & Course Materials

Use your  SOLAR account to locate course materials and purchase them through Follett's Virtual Bookstore.

How do I order my textbooks and course materials from Follett and see which books I need for my classes?

First, visit and follow these three easy steps :

  1. Search for your textbooks by course
  2. Select your course materials
  3. Select ship to your home, residence hall or choose in-store pickup

Note: Follett receives information regarding required textbooks directly from Stony Brook University on a regular basis. If you have questions about the required book for a particular class, please ask your professor or refer to your syllabus.

Book Buyback

Follett buys books back all year long! For more information visit

Buying Clickers

Students who need clickers (and/or licenses) must purchase them directly from Turning Technologies. For more information on how to set up an account and purchase a clicker visit

Clickers with licenses are sold in the following Campus Stores:

  • Shop Red West - located in the Melville Library, lower level
  • Shop Red East - located in Health Sciences Level 2, Room 310

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Shipping & Pickup

Returns & Refunds


For Faculty

Submitting Course Materials Requisitions

Winter & Spring requisitions due October 26; Summer & Fall requisitions due April 5.

Please keep in mind that the later you submit your order, the more difficult it will be for our course material provider, Follett, to source and secure your course material in time for the start of the semester. Timely submission helps the bookstore determine the value of the books based on their being used in the next semester. This will guide them as to the value of the books, and offer the students more at buy back time. Students will save money if more used books are available. If you will be teaching a course during the upcoming semester(s) and require books or supplies for your class(es), please remember to submit your order as soon as possible.


Department Admins

If you are a department admin ordering course materials for your department, use the link below.


Follett Discover Video Tutorial

Watch a tutorial video on Follett Discover for faculty, the tool that you will be using to submit course materials for the upcoming semester.

Contact us if you have additional questions.

Create Custom Course Packs with XanEdu

XanEdu is a 100% custom publishing company that works with faculty and departments to save students money on the cost of their textbooks/course materials. XanEdu offers prices 25% - 65% lower than traditional publishers!

XanEdu has been producing custom course materials in higher education for over fifteen years. We understand the need for more affordable options for students.

At XanEdu, we work with you to only include only the content you choose and work to keep the cost at a price point you determine! You can choose chapters from various books, write your own content, choose replacement content from any of our hundreds of content partners, or develop a combination of all of the above!

Create a Custom Course Pack with XanEdu directly from your Follett Discover account! Select the Create Content button in your dashboard and follow the prompts.

Other Options Available

For additional custom course pack materials, please contact Follett directly at:

Desk Copies

If you would like a complimentary desk copy for the course you are teaching, you can request a digital copy of the book through the Follett Discover online portal.

If you require a physical copy of the course material, please contact us.

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