Waubonsee Bookstore will continue offering digital textbooks during summer term 2020. A select number of titles will be available for "digital rental" through VitalSource.
Digital textbooks by VitalSource offer highlighting, searching, copying and pasting, note taking and sharing, and much more.Please contact us if you would like to know which titles are available.Additional Information about VitalSource eText: Why should I consider an etextbook? Is it worth it?
VitalSource etextbooks are the reliable alternative that can save you money and offer the unique learning capabilities of electronic text.VitalSource's etextbook benefits include:Guaranteed savings On average etextbooks are priced at up to 60% off of the cost of new print books.Productivity Tools Reading online has unique advantages (other than not lugging those heavy textbooks around!)Highlighting, searching, copying and pasting, note-taking and sharing, and printing are tools that make the etextbook experience conductive to learning More Mobility Students have anywhere, anytime access. You can view your e-textbooks on the latest handheld devices (including Android devices, iPhones, iPads, KIndle Fire) as well as a computer with an internet connection.One-stop Shop You can get all your required course materials from the college Bookstore or website. Just choose from new, used, rental or digital format. To purchase an etext in the store, just pick up the printed redemtion code that corresponds to the etextbook version of your required book. At our website, the digital version is listed along with the print copy options.Accessibility E-books offer equal access to the online experience, and products and technologies for all students, including those with vision and/or print-related disabilities.How does the cost of an etextbook compare with a print book? Can I sell them back at the end of the term?
On average, an etextbook from VitalSource will cost you 60% less than a new, print textbook. You can not sell back your etextbook, but you are saving up front.Will the VitalSource etextbook look like a printed version of the book?
VitalSource etextbooks do have the same page layout as the print textbook (including page numbers) except they are electronic versions.How do I contact Customer support?
VitalSource customer support can be contacted by phone at 855.200.4146 or by email by visiting: https://support.vitalsource.com/hc/en-us/requests/new#.
How do I access my VitalSource etextbook?
You can access your vitalSource etextbook online from you Mac or PC. Simply log into waubonsee-store.vitalsource.com using your student name and password that you created during the redemption process. To view your book offline, follow the instructions detailed in the Read Offline section for your book that appears on My Bookshelf.Will my etextbook expire?
Yes, VitalSource etextbooks have rental terms lasting for 120, 180, or unlimited days.Can I return my VitalSource etextbook?
You can eturn your digital etextbook and obtain a full refund according to the following criteria:Your e-textbook was purchased within 14 calendar days. You have not viewed or printed, in total, more than twenty percent (20%) of the VitaSource etextbook. You have not used any included access codes for any online resource that came with your etextbook purchase. If you have any questions, contact VitalSource Customer Support. Can I print my VitalSource etextbook?
Yes. VitalSource students may select a page range to print. The percentage available to print is up to the publisher. To determine if the ebook allows for printing, look at the printing percentage for the book before purchase.
To print, click on the Print button in the VitalSource Bookshelf Reader toolbar.Can I make highlights and copy text in my VitalSource etextbook?
Students can highlight or copy text with one click and even add notes. Images cannot necessarily be copied and pasted.Can I take notes in my VitalSource etextbook?
Students can take notes and make highlights on any page in the etextbook. Students can create notes and view them alongside a page or in one place from a summary view.