eTextbooks are offered through the VitalSource Bookshelf® platform. Delivering digital content to more than 1.6 million users on 6,000 campuses in 180 countries, VitalSource® is the preferred and most used e-textbook platform in higher education today.
- Simple process—After you receive the code for the digital textbook, the student/parent signs up for a free VitalSource Bookshelf account online, enters the special code received from ECS, and receives the eTextbook in his virtual bookshelf.
- Anywhere, anytime access—The student gets three-way access to his eTextbook: desktop, online and mobile for an entire year. Free apps which allow offline viewing are available for PC, Mac, iOS (iPad, etc.) and Android devices.
- Study features—Students can highlight text, define text (iOS only), write notes, and search eTextbook contents and notes.
- Note-sharing—Students can share notes or subscribe to friends’ or teachers’ notes. Notes are synchronized across all devices.
- Page fidelity—Pagination in both hard copy textbooks and eTextbooks is the same, enabling all students to be on the same page no matter which version they use in the classroom.
What grade levels are eTextbooks currently available for?
Student eTextbooks are currently available for the following grades and subjects.
- Math 6–12
- Science 4–12
- Heritage Studies 4–12
- Reading 4–6
- Literature 7–12
- Secondary Spanish 1–3
When will I get my license key?
All eTextbook orders placed before July 21 will receive their download codes on July 24. All orders placed after July 21 will receive their download codes within the next 48 hours (excluding weekends).
Where can I purchase physical textbooks for my student?
Christ Centered Life Store
7191 Cypress Lake Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Open Monday – Friday from 10:00am to 9:00pm
Next to Costco on Cypress Lake Drive
Do you offer refunds or returns on my purchases?
No. eTextbooks are non-refundable and non-returnable after they have been purchased.
What payment methods do you offer?
You can make purchases on the ECS Online Bookstore with any major credit card.