Do New Textbooks Come With Access Codes?

Access codes (which can only be used once) have been included with new textbooks as a way for publisher’s to “add value” for those who purchase their textbooks new rather than used.

Popular websites such as WebCT and MyMathLab also use student access kits for exclusive access to some of their online content.

Do new textbooks come with Amazon access codes?

Textbooks, as you know, can be tricky items on Amazon and some text books are simply not allowed to be sold – as with many instructor’s editions. Amazon states that book product pages that include access codes can only be listed as New if they have the access code. Used books don’t necessarily include access codes.

Do rental textbooks come with access codes?

Access codes and extra materials are not guaranteed to be included with rented or used copies of books. Things like access codes and lab manuals are one-time-use materials, and since used books are passed from student to student, we can’t promise they’ll be there.

How do I get an access code for a textbook?

Get an Access Code

  • If you purchased a new textbook, look for the access code inside the first few pages of the book or in the printed access kit that is shrinkwrapped with the book.
  • If you purchased a used textbook, the access code has probably been used. To purchase access separately:

How much does an access code cost?

The average cost of a stand-alone access code, purchased at a campus bookstore, is about $100, the report found. The cost when bundled with a textbook varies depending on factors like whether the textbook is digital or print, but averaged $126.

What is Amazon textbook binding?

There is no difference between textbook binding and regular book binding other than that it is on a textbook. Bindings are essentially the reinforcement to the spine of the book–the point where the pages are glued together–that make a book stay together over time and use.

Does Amazon have digital books?

Amazon announced a new program today called Kindle MatchBook, which offers digital versions of print books purchased through its online bookstore to customers for between free and $2.99, depending on the title. As an avid reader myself, my only regret is not having used Amazon to buy more books in the past.

What does access code mean for textbooks?

An access code is a password you use to access course content online. The content you access depends on the course, but can include things such as an e-book, practice exam questions, interactive videos to help you understand course concepts, and course assignments.

What is access card for textbooks?

Access codes (also referred to as textbook access codes, student access codes or a student access kit) is a series of letters and numbers that allows you access to your courses online content and/or additional study material.

What is an access code for college textbooks?

College Textbooks and Access Codes from Chegg

Access codes are online passwords from major publishers that grant access to a variety of extra course materials like digital version of books, quizzes, study guides and more, which can be popular add-ons by your professor.

Where can I find cheap textbooks?

The 8 Best Sites for Scoring Cheap Textbooks

  1. Chegg. For those who prefer renting books to purchasing them, Chegg is worth checking out.
  2. Campus Book Rentals.
  3. Amazon.
  5. Better World Books.
  8. Cengage.

How do I get an access code for Pearson?

Once you have an access code for your Pearson eText, go to and select “Student” under “Register” in the box on the right. Follow the directions onscreen to redeem your access code.

Can you sell access codes on Amazon?

Selling access codes on Amazon. A prohibited item: “Products made available by digital download, including “codes” that can be used to access content on other websites or platforms”.

What does school and library binding mean on Amazon?

When Amazon uses the term “library binding” they are referring to a book that came that way from the publisher – not a book that has been rebound by any of the various companies that do that for libraries (or used to). For ISBN books, the library binding should have its own ISBN.

What is textbook binding?

“Textbook binding” is not a real term in the printing trade but usually it means either sewn binding (as in hardback books) or “perfect binding” (where pages are glued together and then the covers glued onto it).

What is the difference between Flexibound and paperback?

They are all the same (with one exception). The Sibley Guides to Birds and Trees have only one binding, called “flexibound”. It is a flexible cover, thicker than a typical paperback and extending beyond the page edges. Regardless of how it is listed, all copies for sale have the same flexibound cover.