RedShelf eBooks

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The CVCC Campus Store has partnered with RedShelf to give CVCC students an option to rent or purchase eBook textbooks in addition to regular printed books.

eBook Benefits

  • eBooks are available at a discount (sometimes even up to 60%) over printed textbooks
  • RedShelf eBooks work on any device that connects to the Internet (including smart phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers)
  • You read your textbook on your device, and up to 10% of it can be downloaded for offline reading, and you can print up to 10% of the book
  • You can have your text read aloud (voice and pace can be adjusted)
  • The eBook software provides tools such as a highlighter, study guides, annotations, definitions, flashcards, and more
  • eBooks can be purchased online at the CVCC RedShelf Store using a credit card 24 hours a day. You can download your purchases after completing payment.
  • The CVCC Campus Store has a select number of eBooks available and can be found with the required course when puchasing at the Campus Store.

Some Things You Should Know

  • RedShelf eBooks are typically rented for a specific time period. Occasionally, a book is available for permanent purchase. You can learn more at the CVCC RedShelf Online Store.
  • There may be more options for a timed rental of an eBook at the CVCC RedShelf Store than at the CVCC Campus Store. You can check options at the online store for more information.


  • To purchase eBooks online:
    • Visit the CVCC RedShelf Store to make your selections.
    • You can only pay with a credit or debit card online.
    • After completing your purchase, you will be able to access your eBooks.
  • You can get a refund for RedShelf eBooks:
    • If you purchased the eBook at the CVCC RedShelf Online Store, you must request a refund through that store and not at the CVCC Campus Store.
    • If you purchased the eBook at the CVCC Campus Store, you must request a refund there and not online.
    • IMPORTANT: Textbooks for courses are subject to change.  DO NOT activate your code prior to textbook verification with instructor. Remember, eBooks cannot have more than 20% usage and must be returned for a refund within 14 days of code activation. An original receipt is required for a refund.
    Technical Support: RedShelf Solve offers support for any technical issues you might need resolved.