Custom Publishing

The University Co-op Custom Publishing is a conveniently located, full service provider of custom course packets, digital course materials, and custom books.

We pride ourselves on concierge level service and the fastest turnaround in Austin with no minimum print quantity.


We offer free copyright clearance, layout, scanning, proof copies, and complimentary desk copies. We also work with authors and departments to provide royalties for original works.

Orders can be submitted by email, and we can pick up any materials for the packet. Your course packet is available in our textbook department, making it easy on your students. We deliver your desk copies to campus, making it easy on you.

Custom Course Materials


We offer course packets in four different bindings:

Staple binding is reserved for smaller packets and provides a cost-effective alternative for students.

Shrink-wrap binding allows students to place their 3-hole punched packet directly into a binder.

Spiral binding is the classic binding for course packets, allowing students to lay the materials flat as they study.

Paperback binding has the look and feel of a durable trade paperback book.

We also offer class handouts priced with your packet.


We offer electronic course packets through partnerships with XanEdu and Red Shelf. XanEdu offers dynamic features such as note-taking, multi-media elements and collaborative learning, while Red Shelf offers a cost-effective alternative for smaller class sizes. We also offer value-priced print/electronic bundles for students who want both options. Course materials are distributed securely, and copyrights are cleared just like a print course packet.


University Co-op Custom Publishing specializes in working with authors to publish paperback textbooks, journals, and original works of fiction or non-fiction. Authors retain all rights to their printed works and earn 100% royalties on book sales.

Textbooks: We work with instructors to provide professional custom textbooks for the classroom and beyond.

Journals: We work with instructors and students to produce high-quality academic journals with no limits on print run.

Original Works: We have an established reputation helping authors bring their novels and memoirs to life with print runs of all sizes and no minimum quantities.


The University Co-op has worked with the Copyright Clearance Center for over 10 years to make sure that intellectual property rights are protected. We ensure that students benefit from academic pricing, and the University of Texas now has a pre-paid, annual copyright license that allows us to print several copyrighted items without passing these fees onto students.


Contact Us Today

The University Co-op's experienced staff is available to help at any stage of a project from concept to development and final printing. We offer free pick-up and delivery and a convenient drop-off location. Visit us in the Academic Floor (lower level) of the Co-Op (2246 Guadalupe St.) or contact us:

Phone: 512-322-7009