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What you should know about bundle textbooks

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 textbook.

Many textbook publishers are giving professors the option to modify a textbook by adding chapters, experiments, and labs. These textbooks are given a unique ISBN and a unique custom version title, for example, English Literature, Custom Version for New York Community College.

Can I give my access code to a friend to use?

  • Access codes are not interchangeable between classes.
  • Access codes can only be used once.

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. 

Different access codes might be valid for either single-term multi-term access. Multi-term access codes often include either RMY or MTB in the prefix. 

Do I really need an access code?

The use of your textbook's access code is usually up to your professor. In some cases, a professor may only recommend that you use the textbook code found in your student access kit to obtain additional reference and/or study material on your course. In other cases, a professor may require you to use your textbook access code because a portion of your grade will come be coming from the online material.

How long will I be able to view the online content provided by my access code?

While textbook access code subscriptions may vary, a student access code should grant you access to online content for the duration of your course, generally lasting between 6-12 months.

What in the world is an access code?

Access codes (also referred to as textbook access codes, student access codes or a student access kit) is a series of letters and numbers that allows you access to your courses online content and/or additional study material. Access codes (which can only be used once) have been included with new textbooks as a way for publisher's to "add value" for those who purchase their textbooks new rather than used.

What happens if I login wrong can I get help?

If you have trouble logging in contact Coleman via email our tech support will reset your Access Code through your phone allowing you to login and not miss a class. 

Types of Access Codes

  • Access code printed in textbook or pamphlet
    Follow the instructions given with the code.
  • Shrink wrapped 5×7 access code card
    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.
  • Security envelope access code 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.
  • Small access code card
    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.

Two ways to obtain an access code:

1. Purchase a textbook that is bundled with an access code card, and enter the code after logging into WebAssign. Important! Before opening the access code, ensure that you purchased the correct textbook by checking that the prefix for your access card matches the textbook. If they do not match, please make sure that you purchased the correct textbook. If you did, then ask your instructor to ensure that the correct textbook has been selected in WebAssign.

2. Purchase an access code card separately at your bookstore, and enter the code after logging into WebAssign. For this option, before going to the bookstore, find the matching prefix for your textbook title to ensure that you purchase the correct access code card. Enter the access code after logging into WebAssign.

About our Bundle Books and Access Codes (All are New)

Bundle Book (s) and Access Card are package together shrink wrapped as one unit with Access Cards placed inside cover of book or wrapped to out side back cover. All bundle products are new.

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