Faculty Textbook Adoption

Barnes & Noble College Course Materials Adoption and Insights Portal (AIP)

Barnes & Noble College offers the online Adoption and Insights Portal (AIP) for textbook and course materials adoption to help faculty and staff easily manage and submit course material adoptions each term.


AIP provides faculty with enhanced features that complement the University’s commitment to affordability and transparency, including the ability to: 

  • Browse over 10 million textbooks, ebooks and courseware from all major publishers,
  • Search for free Open Educational Resources (OER) to enhance or replace traditional course materials,
  • Easily redesignate previously adopted course materials with One Click Re-Adopt,
  • View a personalized Course List to easily search, research, and submit your adoptions, and
  • Receive In-line affordability recommendations as a complement or substitute to traditional course materials.

Faculty will also receive reminders with textbook adoption deadlines and notifications when new editions of textbooks are available. 

Introduction to AIP

More information

Please contact the Gardner-Webb University Campus Shop if you have questions about the textbook adoption process at (704) 406-3939 or [email protected].