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eTextbook Scheme

The Library is providing all Undergraduate students in their first year of study with a free personal digital copy of their most important texts:

Now you can take your reading anywhere, anytime:

  • Access on any device
  • Download for offline reading
  • Search, make notes and highlight text
  • Make use of features like ‘read aloud’, change fonts and background colours
  • Build a Bookshelf to hold all of your key reading in one location

Click on the headings below to learn more.

Watch the video below to see why Andrew Wilson, the Union of Students Disabilities 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 with any questions you have.

For an overview of the eTextbook scheme and demonstration of how to use your eTextbooks, please watch the video below:


An eTextbook is tagged as 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 eTextbook 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.

You can find and access your eTextbooks two ways; on the eTextbook tab of your module's Course Resources page, or on your module's Resource List.

We recommend you access your eTextbook for the first time via Course Resources, where you will be prompted to create an account on the eTextbook platform. 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 App to access all of your reading anywhere at anytime. You can download the 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 App to your device you can use it to access your Bookshelf online or offline at any time. Learn more about the eTextbook 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

Watch our handy FAQs below: