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Textbook Center 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.

CNM Textbooks

Some CNM classes offer "IncludED" which is a program that includes the price of your class materials, either digital or physical materials, in the cost of your classes. Not all sections of applicable courses will have includED charges. APS covers the charges for includED digital textbooks but sometimes APS dual credit students may see a "bookstore fee" charge on their CNM account. To get the bookstore fee reversed from your account, you will need to contact the CNM Cashiers office. Let them know you are an APS dual credit student and they will fix your account.

UNM Textbooks

UNM also offers digital class packages called The Inclusive Access Program. It is a new textbook model in collaboration with Texas Book Company that provides content for UNM student courses. The cost of the textbook/digital content is included in tuition and fees. APS covers the cost for required textbooks but if you do see a bookstore charge, you should contact the UNM Bookstore to let them know you are an APS dual credit student. They will be able to fix your account and charge APS Library Services.

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 them 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, Cibola, Del Norte, Early College Academy, Eldorado, Freedom, Highland & La Cueva., Manzano, Nex-Gen Academy, New Futures, Sandia, Valley, School on Wheels, Volcano Vista & West Mesa:

All UNM students & CNM students that attend College & Career (CCHS):

Always 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 them 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, Cibola, Del Norte, Early College Academy, Eldorado, Freedom, Highland & La Cueva, Manzano, Nex-Gen, New Futures, Sandia, Valley, SOW, Volcano Vista, West Mesa.

All UNM students & CNM students that attend College & Career (CCHS):

Can I keep the textbooks?

All dual credit textbooks are APS property but students may keep dual credit textbooks. We do not have a bookroom anymore to drop off textbooks. If a student received their textbooks from the CNM Bookstore and they do not wish to keep their textbooks, they may return textbooks in good condition back to the bookstore. Electronic textbooks expire on their own.

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.

If a student has picked up their textbook already from the CNM Bookstore and damages or loses a textbook, we cannot replace it for free. The student would need to obtain a new copy on their own. 

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 and would like to pick up the textbooks for their students, they should schedule that in advance 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, Manzano, Nex-Gen Academy, New Futures, Valley, School on Wheels, Volcano Vista & West Mesa
    Contact: Suzanne Pineda-Levison
    Email:  levison@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.

This page was last updated on: December 19, 2018.