Textbooks and teaching materials are crucial to a university’s educational mission. That’s why Barnes & Noble College bookstores offer faculty access to the widest textbook selection and an efficient way to place their orders. And we do everything we can to ensure that the materials they’ve requested arrive on time for the start of the semester.
To make that process even easier, Barnes & Noble has created the Faculty Center Network (FCN), an invaluable faculty resource to review college-level textbooks and make informed decisions about textbook adoption.
Inside the Faculty Center Network, users can search or browse over 260,000 textbooks. For each textbook, we have author information and author biographies, cover images, book summaries, tables of contents, sample chapters and prefaces, and links to book supplements available to students.
In addition, we cross-reference textbooks with previous editions, and we offer extensive publisher information. On a title-by-title basis, we provide publisher reviews and links to the publisher’s Web site for additional supplemental information. And with each title, we provide publisher contact information for users if they want to request a professional review copy.
Key features of the Faculty Center Network are subject ranking and book usage data, and the FC Notebook. Search and adoption data from over 3,000 wholesale accounts has been analyzed to rank each textbook’s adoption history by subject. The FC Notebook is similar to the “Wish List” feature you find at some retail sites. With the Notebook, users can produce an adoption list to bring to their campus bookstore for ordering purposes. Or, users can create a list of titles to request a professional review copy.
If you are interested in gaining access to the Faculty Center Network, contact your campus bookstore or fill out our registration form on facultycenter.net.