As you are aware, a number of publishers apply a reactivation charge for students who wish to access the digital component when they have purchased a secondhand textbook.
This only applies to second hand books – the majority of new textbooks will have digital access for the first year included in the purchase price of the book.
Please see below an updated Second-hand Textbook Summary for 2019.
Digital reactivation is free for the life of the edition, EXCEPT all mathematics texts.
Mathematics texts have a digital reactivation charge of $19.95 for 12 months. This applies to, for example, their Essential Mathematics series, their Cambridge Senior Mathematics series, as well as their other mathematics texts.
All Nelson textbooks include 4 individual access codes, allowing 4 years of digital access to Nelsonnet at no additional cost.
Digital reactivation of all Oxford Textbooks will be free for the 2019 School Year.
Digital Reactivation of all Macmillan Texts will be free for 2019.
Pearson have changed the delivery of their digital reactivation and have now introduced codes for their second-hand texts. The cost will be $17.50 for Year 7-10 titles and will be valid for between 15 and 27 months depending on the text. The re-activation charge for VCE titles will be $25.00 and will be valid for 27 months. Can vary by school too.
Jacaranda texts have a $20-30 reactivation charge to provide the full access to LearnON. Varies by school.
Students that do not pay the $30 will have access to the LITE version of the ebook. The student will be prompted to pay for this on the Jacaranda Website when they login for the first time.
The LITE version of an eBookPLUS provides access to the digital version of the text online, but does not provide access to any downloadable digital resources, videos, interactive content or interactive questions.