Books and Supples

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Students in eLearning courses are required to pick up books and supplies on their primary campus the first week of class.  See the list below for pick-up times by campus. Do not discard anything that is given to you (this includes packing) until you confirm with your Instructor and syllabus that you have the correct books and supplies.

Note for Los Angeles campus pick-ups: Please have a printout of your class schedule with section numbers at the distribution point. Cell phone reception in the P1 Bookroom is very limited and is often unavailable for accessing your class schedule.

If you are a Merchandise Marketing Professional Designation pure elearning student, your books will be mailed to you.  Contact if your books are not received by the first day of class.  

If you are a pure eLearning student and you drop a pure eLearning class, it is advised that the dropped course books and supplies be returned.  The follow conditions to return books and supplies must be met:

  1. You must be officially dropped from the class.
  2. Returned books and supplies must be unused and in perfect condition.
  3. Returned package must be postmarked no later than the last day of Week 6 of the quarter.
  4. Include in the returned package your Name, Student ID #, Department and Course Number of the dropped class.
  5. Send items to: 

    College Services Book Return
    919 South Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90015

Please Note: Any damaged or used items that are received by College Services will not be accepted for a charge reversal nor returned to you.

In most cases course books and supplies from dropped classes can be used when repeating the class. However, if the Department Chairperson has changed any of the course books or supplies in a subsequent quarter, you will be responsible for purchasing the new items.

Los Angeles

Contact: Jose Mena
Phone: 213.624.1200 x4140

Book Pickup Times:

Mon / Tues / Thurs
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:30 am – 10:00 am
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Monday - Friday 11:00 am -12:00 pm and 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Pick up book/supply with receipt in the Bookroom (P1) during eLearning Distribution times above.

Location: BookroomRoom P107, level P1
Late pickup: during posted hours

Orange County

Contact: Jorge Panameno
Phone: 949.851.6200 x1780
Book Pickup Times:

Location: BookroomRoom 181
Late pickup: during posted hours

San Diego

Contact: Steve Hall
Phone: 619.235.2049 x1862
Book Pickup Times:         

Location: Bookroom - Room 3245
Late pickup: during posted hours

San Francisco

Contact: Chris Bartlett
Phone: 415.675.5200 x1581
Book Pickup Times:           

Location: Bookroom - Lower Level

Late pickup: during posted hours

Opt-Out of FIDM's Books and Supply Distribution

Students electing FIDM’s Method of Book and Supply Distribution will receive all books and supplies required for each course for which the student is enrolled. Required books and supplies are distributed to students at the first class meeting of each quarter and charges for these books and supplies are included in total charges for the period of the Enrollment Agreement.

A current FIDM Student Photo ID is required to pick up books and supplies. Students will electronically confirm receipt of books and supplies for each registered class. Students determine that all items are in perfect condition before leaving the first class session. Any defective book or supply received from FIDM’s distribution must be exchanged in the Bookroom by the last day of week two of the current quarter. Students who are absent when books and supplies are initially distributed are responsible for obtaining them from the Bookroom during posted Bookroom hours. The deadline for picking up current quarter books and supplies is the last day of the quarter.

Students who drop a class may return the complete course kit of books and supplies received from the current quarter class. When a complete course kit is returned, the student will be eligible to pick up a new course kit in a future quarter. The course kit must be returned unused and in perfect condition. Deadline for returns is the last day of week six of the quarter.

Note: For five-week/Saturday classes books and supplies must be returned the Monday after the third class meeting. For four-week/one unit electives, books and supplies must be returned no later than the Monday after the second class meeting.

Students electing to Opt-Out of FIDM’s Method of Book and Supply Distribution accept the responsibility to locate and purchase all required books and supplies and be prepared for class. Students electing this option will have their student account credited for charges associated with books and supplies not yet distributed during the period of the Enrollment Agreement. However, the student would no longer be protected from increases in prices or changes in books and supplies not yet distributed during the period of the Enrollment Agreement.

For more information, visit the FIDM Portal Book & Supply Preference Center.