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What is an eBook?

eTextbooks are digital versions of print textbooks enhanced with features such as high-speed search and electronic note-taking. These eTextbooks contain the same content as a print textbook. We carry over one hundred thousand electronic textbooks and electronic books available for purchase. Once you purchase an ebook from eCampus.com, you will receive an email with a link to access your etextbook. eTextbooks are very environmental friendly as every eBook sold is one less tree used for a print textbook. They are a cheaper, environmentally friendly alternative for college textbooks.

If an ebook is available for the textbook you are looking for, the option to add this version to the cart will appear on the right side of the book detail page in addition to New, Used or Marketplace. (See image)

eBooks detail

Once you purchase an eBook, you will receive information on how access your eBook as soon as the order has processed in to our system. The access information will also be available in the My Account section, under My eBooks.

eBook Readers

eCampus.com etextbooks are supported by either Coursesmart or Ingram Digital. Please see below on access information regarding both.

CourseSmart eTextbooks

Once you purchase an ebook from eCampus.com, you will receive an email with a link to CourseSmart's website. When you subscribe to your first eTextbook, you'll be asked to create a unique username and password. Use this information to sign in to the CourseSmart site every time you want to read this eTextbook, or to subscribe to other eTextbooks.

Once you have subscribed to an eTextbook, you can access that book for the stated subscription period, typically matching the term of use (e.g. 180 days for 1 semester, 360 days for 2 semesters). During your subscription period you can search within the book, add notes and read the book. You can also check-out (download) the book to your computer for offline access.

CourseSmart has also developed an application for the iPhone that allows you to access your eBooks on the go. This application is available in the Apple app store.

Ingram Digital

Other eBooks from eCampus are supported through Ingram Digital and are only available in a downloadable format. You will need to download and install the Adobe Digital Editions Reader to read these books. Your computer will need to have the following system requirements:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9 or Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Windows 2000 users will require Microsoft .NET Frameworks 1.1 and Service Pack 4. XP or Vista users will require .NET Frameworks 3.0.
  • Apple Macintosh with 600mHz PowerPC G3, or Windows compatible hardware with 600mHz processor or faster.
  • Ethernet port, internet access (for access, downloads and online registration)
  • 1024x786 screen resolution or larger
  • 128MB of RAM or greater
  • Return Policy

    Due to the nature of the item, eBook purchases are not eligible for return or refund under any circumstances as stated in your shopping cart, during the checkout process, and other areas of our website. Also, we cannot guarantee that supplements that might be included with a new textbook purchase such as DVDs, CD ROMs, Study Guides, passkeys to alternate websites, etc, will be included with your eTextbook purchase. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience.

    For more information, please view our official return policy.

    FAQ's

    How does the the eTextbook subscription work?

    Once you purchase an eBook from eCampus.com, you will receive an email with a link to CourseSmart’s website. When you subscribe to your first eTextbook, you'll be asked to create a unique username and password. Use this information to sign in to the CourseSmart site every time you want to read this eTextbook, or to subscribe to other eTextbooks.

    Once you have subscribed to an eTextbook, you can access that book for the stated subscription period, typically matching the term of use (e.g. 180 days for 1 semester, 360 days for 2 semesters). During your subscription period you can search within the book, add notes and read the book.

    What is the difference between Online viewing and Offline viewing?

    CourseSmart offers two different eTextbook formats to students: Online and Offline. Online Version can access the ebook online can access the ebook from any computer and internet connection with a user name and password.

    The offline version, you will have access from one computer without having to be online. Both versions have the same content.

    Can I print pages?

    CourseSmart users may print up to ten (10) pages at one time from either the Online Version or the Downloadable Version of an eTextbook. Additionally, there is a limit to the total number of pages that one can print for each book. This limit is 150% of the page in the book. For instance, if the book contains 200 pages then you may print 300 pages. As there are many pages (e.g., Copyright, Index) in most books that subscribers will not want to print, the page-print limit should not impact your ability to print all relevant pages. A dialogue box will appear when you have reached this 150% print page limit.

    Ingram Digital users may print as well. ID introduced stream lined printing to all users. You no longer have to highlight the text you want to print. With 5.1, you can go to the print command, choose and preview the pages you wish to print, and then print them.