Have you found yourself visiting a half dozen websites, etc., for a required textbook only to find that the ISBN does not exist? If you are unfamiliar with ISBN searching, you may think that the professor made an error or that the textbook is not available yet. You probably don't know you're looking for a Custom/Bundle version textbook.
What you should know about bundle textbooks
Many textbook publishers are giving professors the option to modify a textbook by adding chapters, experiments, and labs. These Bundle textbooks are given a unique ISBN which has been changed from the stand alone textbook,.... these bundle packages can be a challenge to the buyer, we support and supply these instructor recommended packages.
Can I give my access code to a friend to use?
Verify that the access code prefix (on the outside of the access code card or envelope) is valid for the textbook edition used in your class.
Do I really need an access code?
How long will I be able to view the online content provided by my access code?
If I buy a used book and it doesn't come with an access code, can I purchase my access code separately?
What in the world is an access code?
Types of Access Codes
There are five types of access codes.
If you purchase access online, it is automatically applied to your account. No additional action is required.
Follow the instructions given with the code.
Confirm that the prefix is correct on the front cover before removing the shrink wrap. The prefix plus access code is on the inside of the card.
Tear off the left, right, and top stubs and the perforations and unfold the envelope. Inside you will see the access code in a box that has a prefix followed by a 16-digit alphanumeric code.
Scratch off the silver coating in the middle of the card to reveal a unique access code. The code has 2 or 3 letters followed by 10 or 11 numbers.
Obtaining Access Codes
Different classes and textbooks require different access codes, so it is always best to wait to purchase your access codes until classes start and you have verified the required codes for your courses. WebAssign gives you a 14-day grace period to view and complete your homework without an access code. After 14 days, you will need a valid access code or you will be locked out of that course in WebAssign.
Most codes are valid for one term. If a code is valid for a longer period of time, the duration is stated on the access code card.