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Rent Digital eTextbooks

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The CSU's Rent Digital program offers students savings of 60 percent or more off the cost of new print textbooks through the option to rent e-textbooks. CSU’s agreements with CafeScribe, Cengage Learning, CourseSmart, Yuzu™ by Barnes & Noble, Schlager Milestone Documents, VitalSource Technologies and W.W. Norton, provide CSU students access to over 50,000 popular e-textbooks choices.

Students have access to their CSU Rent Digital e-textbooks for the length of the academic term through laptops, desktops, tablets and other devices. Students can access their e-textbooks online or offline, e-textbooks have interactive capabilities including printing, note-taking and highlighting. Student can print the pages of the e-textbooks as well. Students purchase CSU Rent Digital e-textbooks through their campus bookstore.

Faculty:

  • YOU determine the best content for your class, each of your students select the best format for them. All CSU Rent Digital e-textbooks are available in print versions.
  • To determine if course materials you select or have selected are available as a CSU Rent Digital e-textbook: Search CSU Rent Digital Partner links (on this page) for your title/ISBN. You may also contact your campus bookstore’s textbook department and they will assist you.
  • Once you select a CSU Rent Digital e-textbook: Notify your campus bookstore's textbook department and provide them with your course materials adoption information. Your campus store will then make your requested materials available for students to purchase.
  • By selecting CSU Rent Digital e-textbooks, you are providing your students access to quality educational content, reducing their expenses and improving their CSU learning experience.

Students:

  • To find if the course materials you need are available as a CSU Rent Digital e-textbook: Search CSU Rent Digital Partner links (on this page) for your title/ISBN.
  • To purchase CSU Rent Digital e-textbooks: Go to your campus bookstore’s ecommerce page, locate the class, and choose the Rent Digital e-textbook option OR visit your campus bookstore’s book department and ask for assistance.
  • By choosing CSU Rent Digital e-textbooks, you reduce your course material expenses, gain access to quality educational content and improve your CSU learning experience.

Accessibility Information

Vendors often provide information about the accessibility of their services. Here are some links to accessibility information for some vendors mentioned on this page.

CourseSmart's mission is to connect content creators with content consumers in the emerging market for digital products in Higher Education. Our mission is supported by the commitment to provide access to our website, products, and technologies for all users, including those with disabilities.

Information about the accessibility of CourseSmart’s Services 

Barnes & Noble is committed to making Yuzu™ accessible.

For accessibility support and standards, please contact customercare@yuzu.com

CSU Bookstores

CSU bookstores provide many services and textbook options for students and faculty to find the most affordable options including CSU Rent Digital options.

 

CSU Rent Digital Partners

These publishers and providers have formally agreed to provide course materials to CSU students in digital format at a 60% or more discount off of the hard copy publisher edition. Partners may have selected titles available or may have all titles available via Rent Digital.

Check each partner to learn if the course materials you need are included in the Rent Digital program:

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More Information for Vendors interested in participating as a Rent Digital Partner.

 

CSU Rent Digital Affiliates

These publishers and providers have formally agreed to provide course materials to CSU students in digital format at a 60% or more discount off of the hard copy publisher edition. Rent Digital Affiliates may have selected titles available or may have all titles available through partnership agreements with CSU Rent Digital Partners.

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More Information for Vendors interested in participating as a Rent Digital Affiliate.

SAGE Publications’ offers CSU Faculty a 70% Discount for their Students

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Faculty who arrange a mandatory course fee as a part of student registration will be able to guarantee a 70% discount for their students or as low as $15. Final prices are determined by the regular retail price minus eligible discounts. To learn more contact your CSU SAGE representative.

Getting The Most Out Of Using An eTextbook

CSU Northridge has produced a very informative silent video Studying from Textbooks illustrating how students and faculty can view, highlight, annotate, review notes, search and bookmark on print and etextbooks on laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.