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eTextbooks*

Not all Virtual Bookstores may have this option. Please see your Virtual Bookstore for available options or call 1-877-284-6744 for Customer Service.

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. 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.

Due to copyright restrictions, the eBooks we offer can only be accessed in the United States, its territories and military bases, and Canada.

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 Ingram Digital Vital Source Bookshelf 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
  • How to Purchase

    We carry over one hundred thousand electronic textbooks and electronic books available for download. 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. Once you purchase an eBook, you will receive information on how to download and/or access your eBook as soon as the order has processed in to our system. The access information information will also be available in the My Account section, under My eBooks.

    Printing eBooks

    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 pages 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.

    eBook Return Policy

    eBook purchases are not eligible for return or refund under any circumstances. This information is presented, as precaution, in your shopping cart and during the checkout process. We do not guarantee that supplements that might be included with a new textbook purchase such as DVDís, CD ROMís, Study Guides, passkeys to alternate websites, etc, will be included with your eTextbook purchase.