1. What is an e-textbook?
An e-textbook, or e-book, is a digital version of a textbook. It can take the form of a file that is downloaded or it may be content accessed using the Internet. An e-textbook may also come with additional learning materials.
2. How do I purchase e-textbooks and access codes?
Most e-textbooks can be purchased through the BookStore in-person or through our e-commerce site. These options will be included in your book list, when they are available. Your purchase can take one of several different formats:
Each format will include instructions for accessing the content.
3. What is a redemption code?
A redemption code is a multi-character code used to confirm the purchase of an e-textbook. The code is "redeemed" by entering it at a specified website. This redemption triggers an email, which will contain the instructions for obtaining access to the e-textbook or access code.
4. What is an access code?
An access code is a multi-character code that functions as a "key" to gain access to an e-textbook or other digital learning materials. An access code may be supplied on a printed copy or as an email. This code typically will be entered at a specified website, operated by either the e-textbook's publisher or a third-party platform (e.g., VitalSource).
5. What is a Course ID / Course Key / Class Code?
Some e-textbooks and access codes require the use of an additional code, which is specific to your instructor and course. This is known as a Course ID, Course Key or Class Code. The course instructor will supply it to their students - if this additional code is required.
9. Can I print my e-textbook?
E-textbook publishers use Digital Rights Management (DRM) to control whether or not an e-textbook can be printed. The restrictions vary from title to title, and from publisher to publisher.
Why are textbooks so expensive?
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