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BOOKSTORE FAQs

Starting in Fall 2016, Follett is no longer our online bookstore vendor.


1. WHERE DO I FIND MY BOOK LIST?

Your book list can be found by logging into the STUDENT PORTAL and clicking on the REGISTRATION & RECORDS tab, then clicking on MY SCHEDULE, then selecting the correct SESSION and scrolling down to click on BOOK LIST. (Note: You may have to allow pop-ups)

 

2. WHEN CAN I PURCHASE MY COURSE MATERIALS?

Your course materials should be available for purchase one month before classes begin but may be available earlier.

 

3. WHO SELLS MY COURSE MATERIALS?

Legal Books Distributing will carry print versions of most course materials and Montezuma/RedShelf will be the exclusive vendor carrying course packs. Publishers may also carry your course materials, with the exception of course packs. (See #9 for details about these sources)

  • Be sure to search for each book using its unique 13-digit ISBN, if it has one.

 

4. HOW DO I FIND A PUBLISHER’S WEBSITE/URL?

You can Google each publisher to find their website OR refer to a table in the STUDENT PORTAL on the HOME tab under STUDENT RESOURCES on the link titled BOOK PURCHASE INFORMATION to find their websites/URLs.

 

5. CAN I USE DIGITAL COURSE MATERIALS IN CLASS?

Not in all classes.

If your professor has an open book exam, you may not be able to access your digital book because of restrictions with our exam software so ask your professor before purchasing.

If digital versions are allowed and exist, some may be available for purchase through RedShelf or through the publishers.

 

6. HOW DO I USE MY BOOK STIPEND?

Beginning August, 1, 2016, book stipend recipients will receive a check for the period August 1, 2016-July 31, 2017 (prorated for December 2016 graduates), and will be able to use the funds to purchase materials from any retailer.

The amount received is taxable; check with your tax advisor regarding tax implications. Because the amount is taxable, please fill out this W-9 form and return it to the Business Office when you pick up your check. You can pick up your check from the Business Office on August 1, 2016.

If you have questions about your stipend, please contact admissions@cwsl.edu.

  • Note, your custom book list in the STUDENT PORTAL identifies which books are required.

 

7. CAN I RENT MY BOOKS?

You are welcome to find any online vendor who rents books but make sure you search for the correct version/edition by using each book’s unique 13-digit ISBN, if it has one.

 

8. HOW DO I PURCHASE DIGITAL MATERIAL “CORE GRAMMAR FOR LAWYERS”?

Before placing your order, wait to receive a Class Code from your professor so you can access the required material and link your account with theirs as you check out. (If you missed that step, just log in and add the Class Code through the “My Account” page.)

  • If you’ve purchased this for ILS and you’re in STEPPS, you may request to renew it at a cheaper price.

INSTRUCTIONS TO PURCHASE & ACCESS MATERIAL

  • Purchase it through the publisher from this link http://coregrammarforlawyers.com/purchase
    • IF you have a discount/Access Code, enter it on the “Subscription and Payment Options” page.
    • Verify then click purchase and within minutes you’ll receive an email Subscription Confirmation.
    • Click “Create Account”, enter the “Class Code” you received from your professor, fill in the rest of the fields and click Submit.
    • You will be able to start using Core Grammar for Lawyers immediately.

 

9. SOME ONLINE SOURCES THAT CARRY COURSE MATERIALS

LEGAL BOOKS DISTRIBUTING (LBD) carries print versions of most CWLS’s books.

  • If you place your order before 2p (PST) M-F, it should ship the same day.
  • LBD uses various shipping couriers (GSO, UPS, FEDEX, USPS) and you can track your packages through each of them.
  • LBD also carries Study Aids http://legalbooksdistributing.com/study-aids/
  • LBD’s Return Policy can be found here http://legalbooksdistributing.com/return-policy/
  • Notes from your professor’s are on your CWSL book list as well as on the LBD website under your class/section.
  • LBD’s contact information is below.

TOLL FREE NUMBER: 800 200-7110
BUSINESS HOURS: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm (PST) (During Rush – 7:30a – 6p)
EMAIL info@legalbooksdistributing.com
4247 Whiteside Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063

MONTEZUMA/REDSHELF is the exclusive vendor for all of CWSL’s course packs.

Course packs are printed on demand and it should take 24 business hours to print and ship after placing your order.

  • Montezuma Publishing prints and ships our course packs from San Diego.
  • RedShelf processes the orders through their website and provides customer service.
  • You may also find digital versions of your books on this site but before you purchase, ask your professor if they’re allowed in class.
    • If your professor gives an open book exam, you may not be able to access your digital book because of restrictions with our exam software.
    • Their Return Policy can be found here https://cwsl.redshelf.com/refunds/
    • Their contact information is below.

TOLL FREE NUMBER: 888 622-9838
PRINTING/SHIPPING BUSINESS HOURS: M-F 6:00am - 5:00pm (PST)
CUSTOMER SERVICE PHONE HOURS: M-F 8:00am - 7:00pm (CST)
EMAIL help@redshelf.com 24/7
FAQs https://cwsl.redshelf.com/faq/

PUBLISHERS carry books that are currently in print and most publishers sell their books through their site.

  • You can Google each publisher to find their website/URL OR refer to a table in the STUDENT PORTAL on the HOME tab under STUDENT RESOURCES on the link titled BOOK PURCHASE INFORMATION to find their websites/URLs.

 

10. WILL COURSE MATERIALS BE AVAILABLE ON RESERVE IN THE LIBRARY?

Some textbooks will be available on reserve in the library but there will be a limited supply so please plan accordingly.

 

11. WHERE CAN I PURCHASE CWSL GEAR, OFFICE SUPPLIES AND PARKING METER CARDS?

CWSL is currently negotiating to set up a site where you can purchase CWSL gear. Check back for updates.

Some office supplies and parking meter cards are available at Heavenly Market located at 349 Cedar Street.

 

12. WILL THERE BE A BUY-BACK PROGRAM?

No, but you are free to coordinate with your classmates to buy, sell or trade books. Just make sure you have the correct versions/editions for each of your classes.

 

LEGAL BOOKS DISTRIBUTING

TOLL FREE NUMBER: 800 200-7110
BUSINESS HOURS: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm (PST) (During Rush – 7:30a – 6p)
EMAIL info@legalbooksdistributing.com  
4247 Whiteside Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063

 

MONTEZUMA/REDSHELF

TOLL FREE NUMBER: 888 622-9838
PRINTING/SHIPPING BUSINESS HOURS: M-F 6:00am - 5:00pm (PST)
CUSTOMER SERVICE PHONE HOURS: M-F 8:00am - 7:00pm (CST)
EMAIL help@redshelf.com  24/7
FAQs https://cwsl.redshelf.com/faq/