What's Changing?

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. The change will take effect on Oct. 21, which means that most faculty members will be using a new textbook adoption process to order books for winter quarter classes

  • Orders before Oct. 21, including all orders for fall quarter, should be submitted through the process used in previous quarters.

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

New Textbook Adoption Process for Winter

Beginning Oct. 21, faculty members will be able to use a new online tool to order textbooks and materials for winter quarter.

The new 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.

  • 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?

Have Another Question?

  • If you have a question about current Bookstore operations, please send an email to onlineorders@fhda.edu
  • Beginning Oct. 21, you can submit questions about the Bookstore by using the Follett online form. A member of the Follett team will respond as soon as possible.
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