How to Access the eBook Version of Your Textbook

Some publishers are providing free access to the electronic version of their textbooks on an as needed basis. Note that in most cases access will be provided only for required textbooks and only if you do not have access to the print version (e.g., you traveled and left your print textbook in Topeka). Note: some professors may also be providing PDF versions of selected book chapters and articles so you may also want to check the online materials for your course in TWEN or D2L.

Please follow the guidelines below to arrange access with each publisher; they tend to be handling requests on a case-by-case basis.

Carolina Academic Press (CAP)

  • This publisher works one-on-one with the professors only (students should not contact CAP directly.
  • Professors will receive time-limited ebook access codes that will expire on June 1, 2020.


  • Call (800) 833-9844 to see if your textbook is eligible.

West Academic

  • Create a West Academic account at:
  • Call West Academic at 877.888.1330 (ext.4).
  • You will receive a code that you can redeem through the West Academic eproducts website.

Also, West Academic is providing complimentary acess to its suite of Study Aids through the end of the spring 2020 semester. Included are Black Letter Outlines, Gilbert Law Summaries, hornbooks, concise hornbooks, nutshells, and audio lectures (including Sum and Substance).