The CORE Library does not request review copies for instructors, but we do know the publishers and the process and are happy to provide you with assistance in making your own requests. Feel free to contact the CORE Librarian for assistance.
If the publisher requires a letter on university letterhead, you may use the CGI Letterhead template.
If the publisher requires contact information for a Department Secretary or other official to verify your employment, you can refer them to the CGI employee person who does our payroll. You know who that is. And if you're unsure, contact the CORE Librarian.
Whenever possible, the CORE Library purchases an electronic copy of the textbook to be used by the instructor and the students. This is the best use of our book-purchasing dollar.
If an electronic copy is not available or circumstances prevent the purchase of an electronic copy, a print copy will be loaned to the instructor. The CORE Library will pay to have the book shipped to you and will provide you with a prepaid mailing envelope so that you may return the book to the CORE Library at no expense to yourself when the course is complete.
Faculty will not be reimbursed for purchases they make for their courses, including textbooks, unless prior arrangements have been approved by the CORE Library.
Because all costs associated with a course must be declared to a student, instructors must secure approval for the use of any movies, performances, or other media that may require an extra fee.
If the material must be purchased by Cummings Graduate Institute to be used by students within the online classroom, permission must be obtained and appropriate licenses secured. The CORE Librarian is happy to work with you on this process; please contact the library for more information.