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Students Can Now Order Textbooks When They Register For Classes

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Java City Converts to Fair Trade by Fall 2009

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Students Can Now Order Textbooks When They Register For Classes

Houston, April 10, 2009 � When registration for summer classes begin, students will have a way to estimate their textbook expenses, reduce time spent in line, and increase their chance of getting used books by ordering their textbook when they register for classes.

�This service provides an enhanced, seamless process for textbook ordering,� said Esmeralda Valdez, director of business services. �In this economy, we know that price is important so we want to offer every opportunity for students to be able to order used textbooks or digital editions.�

The added service on student PeopleSoft will not alter the way students register for classes but provide the opportunity for them to order their textbooks online via the UH Bookstore website from the PeopleSoft registration page. After students select their courses, and view the �My Class Schedule� page, they will have the option of visiting the UH Bookstore website by clicking on the �Your Campus Textbook� button at the bottom of the page.

This will direct them to the UH Bookstore website where they will be able to view textbook information including ISBN and retail pricing. Students can then choose to create an account to purchase the books with the option of having the books shipped or have them packaged for customer pick-up at the UH Bookstore. Book orders will be ready for shipping or pick up approximately two weeks before classes begin. There is no charge for using this service but delivery fees apply if students chose to have their books delivered to a location other than the bookstore.

It is important to note that textbook integration in PeopleSoft will provide a vehicle for populating textbook information into the UH Bookstore website. All textbook transactions processed will be handled by the UH Bookstore and not the University of Houston. If a student drops a class after ordering their books, they will need to contact the UH Bookstore to correct their order or request a refund for the book no longer needed.

For more information about using this service, contact the UH Bookstore during regular business hours at 713-748-0923 or via email at bkshouston@bncollege.com.