The Library is now able to provide Undergraduate students in their first year of study with a free personal digital copy of their most important texts for the entirety of the second semester.
Now you can take your reading anywhere, anytime:
Click on the headings below to learn more.
Watch the video below to see why Andrew Wilson, the Student Union Disability Officer, thinks this scheme is good for students.
Looking for help?
Have a look at at our frequently asked questions below - but if you'd like to get in touch with the Library then email us at email@example.com with any questions you have.
Student Ambassador Programme
The Library has partnered with Kortext to operate an ambassador programme for the eTextbook scheme. We are looking to recruit a team of passionate student volunteers to help advocate for the service. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, find out more on our Student Ambassador Programme page.
For an overview of the eTextbook scheme and demonstration of how to use your eTextbooks, please watch the video below:
An eTextbook is classed as core, or essential, reading. These titles are usually the foundational texts of each course. They are made available in a digital format and can be accessed via the Kortext reader on any device. eTextbooks also offer enhanced features to aid accessibility such as a 'Read Aloud' function and allow you to search within text, highlight, make notes and save your reading progress.
We recommend you access your eTextbook for the first time via Course Resources, where you will be prompted to create an account with Kortext. After this one time registration you will have seamless access to your titles. As you discover more eTextbooks they will be added automatically to your Bookshelf so you can access them all in one place at any time.
Once you have created an account you can also download the Kortext App to access all of your reading anywhere at anytime. You can download the Kortext App directly from the Kortext website.
eTextbooks have a number of features to help support your learning style. Watch the videos below to learn more about these features including searching, highlighting, making notes, changing backgrounds and much more:
Once you've downloaded the Kortext App to your device you can use it to access your Bookshelf online or offline at any time. Learn more about the Kortext App and how to use it in the handy video below:
If for any reason you can't access your eTextbook, or if you simply have a question about using it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your module doesn't seem to have an eTextbook please contact email@example.com.
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