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eTextbook

eTextbooks are often priced lower than their physical counterparts saving you up to 60%. They also offer enhanced web functionality such as search, instant access, and note-taking. It also means fewer heavy textbooks in your backpack.
eTextbooks are only available for a limited subscription period. Printing capabilities may be limited. Refunds are limited. In order to access your eTextbook in class or elsewhere, you will need to have internet access or a reading device.
eTextbooks can be purchased in-store or online at www.gsustore.com. eTextbooks purchased online will be available for reading immediately after checkout. To access your ebook,
To activate your eBook or digital access purchased in store:
1.Go to GSUStore.com
2.Click “My Account” in the top right-hand corner
3.Log In or Create an Account
4.Click the “Activate and Access eBooks” link
5.Click the link for in-store purchase
6.Select either RedShelf or VitalSource based on your receipt
7.Type in the CODE from your RECEIPT – 16 digits
8.Click on the Image Box
9.You will have immediate access or be given a second code for the publisher’s

** Make sure you activate within 14 days

** If you receive an error message that your code is marked as inactive or invalid, submit a ticket at Solve.Redshelf.com or Support.Vitalsource.com and your issue will be solved within a few business hours



To access your eBook or digital access purchased online:
1.Go to GSUStore.com
2.Click “My Account” in the top right-hand corner
3.Log In To access your eBook or digital access purchased online
4.Click the “Activate and Access eBooks” link
5.Click on the Image Box
6.You will have immediate access or be given a second code for the publisher’s website.
eTextbooks are eligible for a full refund within one week from the beginning of classes if: no more than 20% of the eTextbook content has been viewed and/or printed; the access code for any online resources, included with the eTextbook, has not been viewed; and if you have not "checked out" any part of your eTextbook to view offline.
eTextbooks may be read on the following browsers: Online Viewing: *IE 7.0 or higher (Windows) *Firefox 3.5 or higher (Windows/Mac) *Safari 3.0 or higher (Mac) *Chrome Offline Viewing: *Firefox 3.6 or higher (Windows/Mac)
Yes. There is a separate app designed for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices available for free at App Store.
eTextbooks will work on Kindle Fire, iPads, or Android tablets with OS 3.0 or higher. eTextbooks are not compatible with the original Kindle.
You will need internet access to "check out" or "check-in" chapters of your eTextbook. Once you have checked out your eTextbook chapters, you can read them offline without an internet connection.
You can print up to 10 pages at a time from an eTextbook. There is also an overall limit to the number of pages you can print equal to 150% of the total number of pages in the book. For example, if the book has 200 pages, you can print up to 300 pages from the eTextbook. A dialog box will appear when you have reached the limit.
You can check out three chapters/sections at a time to view offline.
Expirations vary, but most eTextbooks subscriptions last for 180 days. After the subscription period, you will no longer be able to access the content.
Online versions of eTextbooks can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection. Chapters that have been checked out for offline viewing can only be accessed from the computer on which the chapters were downloaded.
No. eTextbooks are all about upfront savings. Instead of wondering how much your book will be worth at end-of-term buyback, you get your money up front in the form of savings on your initial purchase.
For questions related to your eTextbook usage, please see the Vitalsource service website at www.support.vitalsource.com or call 866-588-3197. For questions related to your eTextbook purchase, contact The University Store for further assistance.

 

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