RedShelf Course Materials
Many CSU-Global courses offer e-books through RedShelf. This allows you the ability to access your course material from the first day of class, avoiding the hassle of waiting for a physical textbook to ship. RedShelf books often cost half (or less) of the purchased textbook. This partnership is designed to give you:
- Day one access to course materials
- Reduced textbook costs (for pricing, visit the booklist)
- Text and note search functionality
- Textbook access on any device and platform
One way to determine whether your course uses e-content is by looking at the CSU-Global booklist. The booklist will indicate that charges are automatically applied to your CSU-Global ledger card if you do not opt-out of the e-book option, as seen below. If you miss the opt-out deadline, please contact your Student Advisor for late opt-out options.
Once you have access to your course, you can view the e-content by clicking on "Course eBook" on the left hand menu:
From there, you will be taken into the RedShelf platform and can access your course material by clicking on "View Course Materials":
You are not required to use the e-book through RedShelf, and can opt-out during the first seven (7) days of the term. To opt-out, you will first click the 'View Course Materials' link and will then see a grey button - "I want to opt out of access to all required material for this course".
Your access to the e-book will be good for 180 days. You will have the ability to print portions of the e-book (up to 20% of the content) and you can save 10% of the content to your computer! Finally, if you decide you want to purchase the entire book, you can request a printed copy of the book for an additional charge. In this instance, you will be required to pay for the entire book separately and will purchase that directly from Redshelf