Authorization to use Textbooks Written by a Member of the Faculty at UT Austin

Textbook Authorization Forms are used by University of Texas at Austin Faculty to request the approval of the use of a textbook, notebook or manual, etc., which the Faculty member contributed to or wrote for sale to and use by students.

Textbook Authorization forms should meet the following requirements:

  • Name(s) of the author(s). In the case of multiple authors, the UT Austin faculty member’s name should be listed first.
  • Approval of the dean and the department chair, if applicable.
  • Cost to student should not result in the Faculty profit of more than 25% per volume.


Submit Textbook Authorization forms via DocuSign by utilizing the linked forms below. Kindly have department chair, if applicable, and dean contact information ready when submitting.


Textbook Authorization form for departmentalized units.


Textbook Authorization form for non-departmentalized units.