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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 textbook(s) and/or the required online access code for each dual credit class a student enrolls in at either CNM or UNM (or both colleges concurrently). We do not provide materials for APS charter schools, private, homeschool or out of district students.

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

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. 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? form to find out.

Please do not go to the CNM or UNM bookstores for textbooks. They cannot issue materials for APS students. Our office handles all dual credit textbooks for APS high school students taking CNM or UNM classes.

When should I pick up my dual credit textbooks?

Dual credit textbooks must be picked up within 2 WEEKS of the first day of the regular term (includes late-start and online classes) or they will be re-assigned to other students. There may be delays obtaining textbooks that have already been pulled and re-assigned to another student. Please contact your dual credit textbook representative if there are any problems or you need extra time to pick up your materials.

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 academic term). You should bring your APS student ID card or another picture ID when you come to pick up the textbooks and return any other dual credit textbooks you have from previous semesters. 

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:

CNM Students attending an APS high school:

UNM students attending an APS high school: 
Contact Valerie Valdez at  or (505) 848-8891

Always to make sure the textbooks are ready for pick up BEFORE you come here (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?

APS Textbook Center for Dual Credit
912 Oak Street, Building M, Room 142 
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Front Desk: (505) 848-8897

Do not pick up or return dual credit textbooks to CNM/UNM bookstores, high school book rooms, older locations like the Montgomery or Aztec Complex, those locations cannot assist you.

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

CNM Students attending an APS high school:

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 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 books They do not need to show your picture ID when picking up textbooks on your behalf and the textbooks will be checked out to the enrolled student's account.

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 our front desk at 505-848-8897.

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 may contact the appropriate APS dual credit representative before the class starts with a roster of enrolled students to coordinate a pick up.

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(s) 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.

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 quickly, 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 or telephone, 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 two PDF fliers 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 at (505) 848-8891 or email: