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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the Textbook Center, where to pick up your books, who is your textbook representative, and much more.

What does the Textbook Center for APS Dual Credit Students handle?

We will provide APS high school students with the required textbooks and/or the required online access codes for each dual credit class a student enrolls in at either CNM or UNM (or both colleges concurrently). Students are entitled to one copy (print or digital) textbooks/online codes per class/per semester.

We do not provide: supplemental, suggested, or recommended textbooks, print editions of digitally required materials, computer software, supplies or course/lab fees.

We do not provide materials for APS charter schools, private, homeschool or out of district students. Please see your own high school dual credit contact for obtaining textbooks.

What is dual credit?

Dual credit is when a high school student simultaneously earns high school and college credit by taking an approved class at a participating college or university such as CNM or UNM. Classes and required textbooks and/or online access codes are free to participating high school students.

Starting with the graduating class of 2013, all students must take at least one dual credit, distance learning, Advanced Placement OR honors class. Talk to your counselor about the dual credit options open to you.

How do I get my textbooks and/or online access code?

Students need to first register for Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) or the University of New Mexico (UNM) dual credit (also known as dual enrollment) classes before they can obtain materials. Typically, both CNM and UNM have Spring, Summer, and Fall terms with inter-session classes held in-between semesters. APS students should register for dual credit classes as soon as possible and then fill our online form, Where is my textbook? to find out when textbooks are ready.

What are digital required course materials?

Beginning fall 2018 term, select CNM classes will use digitally accessed (electronic) required course materials called includED® - If you register for a course using includED® digital materials, you do not need to pick anything up from our site. 

Complete the Where is my Textbook?  online form to find out the status of your textbooks.

When should I pick up my dual credit textbooks?

Typically, once you register for a dual credit class, your textbooks will be ready to pick up within a week of your registration (during the regular academic term and about two weeks before inter-session classes). 

The process for APS students picking up CNM textbooks has changed from picking up textbooks at our bookroom to picking up at the Main Campus CNM Bookstore (719 University SE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 Get Directions

Students will need to have their CNM ID or know their CNM ID number in order to pick up their textbooks in person at the bookstore. Students should also check the bookstore Main CNM Campus Bookstore location and hours before going in person because store hours change depending on circumstances.

UNM dual credit students have a different process to obtain their textbooks, please open the most current semester PDF on our main textbook page for UNM textbooks.

During the CNM/UNM intersession (in-between terms) or if you are taking an intersession class, contact your textbook representative to see if your textbooks are available yet:

Contact your textbook representative directly:

  • CNM students that attend Albuquerque High, Atrisco Heritage Academy,
    Del Norte, Early College Academy, Eldorado, Freedom & Highland 
    Contact: Suzanne Pineda-Levison
    Email:  levison@aps.edu 
  • CNM students that attend Manzano, Nex-Gen Academy, New Futures, Valley, School on Wheels, Volcano Vista & West Mesa
    Contact: Joela Bezzeg
    Email: joela.bezzeg@aps.edu 
  • All UNM students & CNM students that attend College & Career (CCHS), Cibola, La Cueva, Sandia, Transition Services
    Contact: Valerie Valdez 
    Email:  valerie.valdez@aps.edu 

Always to make sure the textbooks are ready for pick up BEFORE you go to the bookstore (this will save you time and extra trips). To find out the status of your textbooks, fill out the form Where is my Textbook?

Where do I pick up/return my textbooks?

The process for APS students picking up CNM textbooks has changed from picking up textbooks at our bookroom to picking up at the Main Campus CNM Bookstore (719 University SE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 Get Directions

Students will need to have their CNM ID or know their CNM ID number in order to pick up their textbooks in person at the bookstore. Students should also check the bookstore Main CNM Campus Bookstore location and hours before going in person because store hours change often during the pandemic.

UNM dual credit students have a different process to obtain their textbooks, please open the most current semester PDF on the main textbook page for UNM textbooks.

Our bookroom is CLOSED during the pandemic and textbook returns are paused during this time. APS students may keep their previous semester textbooks or return them when our bookroom re-opens at a later time in the near future. 

Who do I contact about my dual credit textbooks or online access codes?

Contact your textbook representative directly:

  • CNM students that attend Albuquerque High, Atrisco Heritage Academy, Del Norte, Early College Academy, Eldorado, Freedom & Highland 
    Contact: Suzanne Pineda-Levison
    Email:  levison@aps.edu 
  • CNM students that attend Manzano, Nex-Gen Academy, New Futures, Valley, School on Wheels, Volcano Vista & West Mesa
    Contact: Joela Bezzeg
    Email: joela.bezzeg@aps.edu 
  • All UNM students & CNM students that attend College & Career (CCHS), Cibola, La Cueva, Sandia, Transition Services
    Contact: Valerie Valdez 
    Email:  valerie.valdez@aps.edu 

Can I keep the textbooks?

No. All dual credit textbooks are APS property and students must return the textbooks back to the dual credit textbook center when students change, drop, or complete a dual credit class. You must return books back to the textbook center when your dual credit class is finished. If you do not return all dual credit textbooks, you will be charged replacement fees.

Exceptions to this policy are during a global pandemic (see above question), laboratory manuals, online access codes or other material that is considered  "consumable" meaning they are used one time only and not reusable for future students. When you pick up your textbooks, staff will inform you if you are receiving consumable items.

Some textbooks come with a disposable, one time use online access code good for one semester, those do not need to be returned, only textbooks. If you receive a textbook that has an online access code that follows along with the textbook and you need it for your CNM/UNM class, contact your dual credit representative immediately.

What happens if I lose or damage a dual credit textbook?

Current policies regarding fines and lost materials fees for Instructional Materials apply to dual credit textbooks. For more information, read Student Fees, Fines, and Charges.

Is there a telephone number I can call?

Front Desk Telephone: (505) 848-8897. If you call the desk and do not get an answer, please leave a voicemail with your name, high school, and a call back number and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Can I have someone else pick up my textbooks for me?

You may have a relative or other representative pick up your CNM textbooks at the CNM Bookstore. They should have your CNM picture ID or know your CNM ID number when picking up textbooks on your behalf.

Can an instructor pick up textbooks for a CNM class they are teaching at an APS high school?

An APS/CNM instructor may pick up textbooks for students in a class they are teaching but it will need to be coordinated ahead of time. To schedule a special pick up, contact , Manager of Library Services and Dual Credit Textbooks Coordinator.

Do you offer "class sets" of required dual credit textbooks?

No. We issue dual credit textbooks to APS high school students on a per-enrollment basis only. We cannot provide a class set of a particular textbook title.

If an instructor knows they will be teaching a CNM dual credit course, they should schedule that with , Manager of Library Services and Dual Credit Textbooks Coordinator.

What do I do if I received the wrong textbook(s), the instructor changes the required textbook, the class requires an online access code, or I drop/change a class(s)?

If you receive the wrong textbook or online access code for whatever reason, fill out the Where is my Textbook? form right away or contact your dual credit textbook representative, see above for your textbook representative's contact information.

You will be notified when your correct textbook or access code is ready for pick up. You must return your original textbook(s) when you pick up your replacement(s).

Additionally, some classes do not list a required textbook on the CNM bookstore website (this is where we gather the textbook information for each student's dual credit class). If you go to class and there is a required textbook, you should email your dual credit textbook representative right away so they can assist you in a swift manner. 

Contact your textbook representative directly:

  • CNM students that attend Albuquerque High, Atrisco Heritage Academy, Del Norte, Early College Academy, Eldorado, Freedom & Highland 
    Contact: Suzanne Pineda-Levison
    Email:  levison@aps.edu 
  • CNM students that attend Manzano, Nex-Gen Academy, New Futures, Valley, School on Wheels, Volcano Vista & West Mesa
    Contact: Joela Bezzeg
    Email: joela.bezzeg@aps.edu 
  • All UNM students & CNM students that attend College & Career (CCHS), Cibola, La Cueva, Sandia, Transition Services
    Contact: Valerie Valdez 
    Email:  valerie.valdez@aps.edu 

What if I register late or change my class schedule?

Sometimes you will be unable to register until just before or after classes start at CNM or UNM or you may need to change your class schedule. To get your books, fill out Where is my Textbook? form and your textbook representative will get back to you with a swift reply.

You may also contact your dual credit textbook representative via email, see above for your textbook representative's contact information. 

Are there any other resources available to assist dual credit students with obtaining recommended-but-not-required textbooks or extra research help?

Yes, the CNM Libraries have many services and resources to support APS dual credit students with research assistance, borrowing privileges, access to the reserves collection, electronic resources, and much more. Below are helpful links that the CNM Libraries have put together for APS dual credit students.

If you have further questions or concerns regarding APS dual credit textbooks, please contact Valerie Valdez.