Textbook/Resource Ordering Options
Iowa Hawk Shop/University Bookstore Information
Follett Discover (Textbook/Resource Ordering)
The Iowa Hawk Shop/University Bookstore utilizes Follett Discover, a system where Departmental Administrators and Faculty can place textbook/resource orders online.
Please visit our Follett Discover help page for instructions and additional resources.
Hawk Shop Contact Person
Sherry Sinnott, Course Materials Manager, Iowa Hawk Shop
ICON Direct is the University of Iowa's initiative for ordering required digital content from specific publishers and delivering this content to students and faculty through their ICON Course sites at a special discounted cost. Visit our ICON Direct page for details and information on how to place orders through ICON Direct.
ICON Direct Contact Information
- If you place orders with a local bookstore you must also place the same order with the Iowa Hawk Shop.
- Do not place textbook/resource information in the MyUI Courses or MyUI Sections areas in MAUI. Textbook/resource information added in these areas may be deleted by the Office of the Registrar.
- Please do not use the Other Resources and Additional Information area to enter ISBN information or book titles. Instead please order the items through the bookstore(s).
- Please do not list other bookstores (local or online) in the Other Resources and Additional Information field. Instead, utilize the course syllabus to provide the information.
No Textbook Required/No Materials to Adopt
Preferred: Using Follett Discover, courses listed with "No Materials to Adopt" will update in MAUI to show "No Textbooks Required," and the course section will be in HEOA compliance.
Alternate: Administrators enter "No Textbook Required" in MAUI Offerings Planner for course sections not requiring textbooks. The course section(s) will be in compliance but the information will not be reflected in Follett Discover.
Textbook/Resource Compliance Guidelines
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires that book titles, ISBN numbers and prices of required and recommended books and other materials for any course are included on the institution's electronic schedule of courses in time for student registration.
The Office of the Provost encourages instructors to place their textbook order by Early Registration with either ICON Direct, Iowa Hawk Shop and University Bookstore, or the ISBA Law Bookstore as the result of an electronic data upload process. When the departmental representative places an order with the chosen location, a data feed of required textbook details including the ISBN will be returned by direct feed into MAUI Offerings Planner. Once the data feed has been returned to MAUI, a departmental representative will be able to choose if the textbook is required, recommended, or optional.
All textbook and resource orders should be finalized in MAUI by Early Registration, but no later than four weeks prior to the start of the semester in which the textbook is to be used by students. If textbook or resource orders cannot be placed by this time, departmental representatives now have the option to indicate their extenuating circumstances in MAUI. These options include: instructor not assigned, course under development, or materials not available. Textbook information is only required for Lecture and Standalone sections. Textbook information is not required for related sections such as: lab, discussion, lab/discussion, and independent study.