What's New At the Bookstore?

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District has entered into a partnership with Follett Higher Education Group to manage and operate the Bookstores at both De Anza and Foothill colleges, beginning Oct. 21, 2021.

New Adoptions Process Now In Effect

Follett Discover iconFaculty members will be using a new textbook adoption process to order books, starting with orders for winter quarter classes.

Orders should be submitted by using the new Follett Discover adoption tool that's available in the Faculty Apps section of MyPortal.

See below for more information about the transition and some answers to frequently asked questions.

You can watch a Zoom recording of the Nov. 3 training session held for De Anza and Foothill faculty members, as well as a special training video prepared by Follett .

The Follett partnership is aligned with De Anza's continued drive to lower the costs of textbooks and course materials for our students – including the college's longstanding efforts to promote Open Educational Resources and other zero-cost or low-cost digital, rental and used course material options.

About the New Bookstore Operator

Follett Higher Education Group has been in the higher education sector for more than 140 years. They operate more than 1,100 college and university bookstores across the United States and Canada, including more than 100 in California. They bring the advantages of an extensive supply chain, economies of scale, new technology and many years of experience serving California community colleges.

Follett is also focused on student affordability, offering the nation’s largest textbook rental program, an extensive selection of used, digital, new and OER materials, and a price-matching program.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions 

Here are some answers to important questions about the transition. We will update this webpage with more questions and answers as the process continues.

NEW FAQs About the Adoptions Process

  • When are adoptions for the 2022 winter quarter due?

  • Can I log into Follett Discover outside of MyPortal?

  • How does Follett Discover know what courses I’m teaching?

  • What if I cannot find the course material I’m looking for?

  • What happens to my adoption after I submit it?

  • What is OER content? How do I mark a material as OER?

  • How do I tell the store that I will not be requiring materials?

  • Will adoptions from fall 2021 roll over for winter quarter, or do we start from scratch?

  • What if I have a course pack or an art kit?

  • Can I leave a message for my students?

General FAQs

  • When does the new partnership begin?

  • Will there be a new Bookstore website? 

  • Will there still be a "physical" Bookstore on campus?

  • How do I order a book for my classes?

  • How do I order required supplies for my classes?

  • Will Open Educational Resources (OER) be available through the Bookstore?

  • Does Follett offer eBook options?

  • Do digital learning materials meet accessibility requirements?

  • What if I want to adopt an edition not listed on the Follett Discover site?

Still Have Questions?

Visit our Bookstore help page or send an email to deanza@bkstr.com and a member of the Follett team will respond as soon as possible.

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