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For over 10 years, publishers have redefined the concept of “textbooks” through content and technology innovations. Students and faculty benefit from countless options created to serve all kinds of learners and be cost-effective. Among them: digital and online textbooks, adaptive learning programs, downloadable single chapters, mobile apps, customizable textbooks and multiplatform supplemental resources.

Access Code

An access code is a password used to access online course content. The kind of content depends on the course and may include practice exam questions, interactive videos, and course assignments and an eText. If an access code is required by your instructor, it will be used as a learning tool and will likely be required for a portion of your grades.  Examples are: MyLabs, Connect, Launchpad, and MindTap.

It is usually less expensive to purchase a new package from the Bookstore than to purchase a new or used texts on its own and then purchase an access code later. 

Please note: If you need to purchase an access code password for online course content, the system will be down for regularly scheduled maintenance on Friday, June 7, from  5:00 pm (PST) to Sunday, June 9, at 5:00 pm (PST). Please purchase your online access codes prior to June 7, or after June 9. 


An eText is the digital equivalent of a printed textbook that you can purchase access to for a specific period of time. Save up to 30% off the new retail price of selected titles!

Access Code & eText FAQs

Last updated April 2018