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Second Hand Textbooks and Digital Reactivation 2021

Today, most textbooks come with a digital version of the book which is nothing more than a PDF version of the textbook, some textbooks have additional digital resources such as Cambridge Hot Maths, or study ons.

There is no digital licence standardisation between the publishers so each have their own approach.

Most schools consider digital ebooks as optional, all mandatory ebooks will be separately displayed on the booklist and will state the ebook must be purchased.

OXFORD BooksDigital reactivation of Oxford textbooks is free for all current editions for 2021. Digital access is available after 1 January using the code in your second-hand book. It is likely that reactivations will be introduced on some Oxford titles for 2022. www.oxforddigital.com.au

CAMBRIDGE Books:  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. www.cambridge.edu.au/codecheck

JACARANDA Books: All Jacaranda texts have a digital renewal charge to provide the full access to LearnON. The digital renewal fee is $30. 

If you do not purchase a digital renewal you only get access to the LITE version. 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. www.jacplus.com.au/validate-reg-code

MACMILLIAN Books: Codes can be renewed for between $15.95 and $19.95 depending on the text. This could be the PDF and/or additional digital resources.  Please check with MacMillian customer service.

MATILDA EDUCATION: Matilda Education have two different pricing structures for reactivation codes in 2021. Year 7-10 ScienceWorld - $16.95. VCE Accounting and Legal Maze - $18.95.

CENGAGE (Nelson) Books:  Most Nelson textbooks include 4 individual access codes, allowing 4 years of digital access to Nelsonnet at no additional cost. Please check with Cengage customer service.

PEARSON Books (Includes Heinemann)Pearson have two pricing structures for reactivation codes. The reactivations for Year 7-10 titles will be $19.95 valid for between 15 and 27 months depending on the text.

The re-activation charge for all VCE titles will be $25.00 and are valid for 27 months.

You will need to contact the Publisher for further details regarding the reactivation and cost as the Readers/eBook licences constantly change.

SECOND HAND TEXTBOOKS AND DIGITAL REACTIVATION 2020

Today, most textbooks come with a digital version of the book which is nothing more than a PDF version of the textbook, some textbooks have additional digital resources such as Cambridge Hot Maths, or study ons.

There is no digital licence standardisation between the publishers so each have their own approach.

Most schools consider digital ebooks as optional, all mandatory ebooks will be separately displayed on the booklist and will state the ebook must be purchased.

OXFORD Books: The ebook is for the life of the book.  The code is automatically rolled over on the 31st of December of each year.  No renewal fee is payable.
Oxford digital information: 
www.oxforddigital.com.au

CAMBRIDGE Books: Provide access to the ebook up to 3 times and have a code health check available on their website.  Only the Maths books with Hotmaths requires payment ($19.95) for the access to the digital component. Not all schools require or use the Hot Maths component.
Cambridge code checker: 
www.cambridge.edu.au/codecheck

JACARANDA Books: Provide a ‘lite’ version (PDF of the book) with the ebook code without extra cost.  They also have a code health check on their website.   To reactivate fully the ebook/learn on or studyon - the cost varies across texts.  Contact Jacaranda Customer Service for further advice. Jacaranda code checker: www.jacplus.com.au/validate-reg-code

MACMILLIAN Books: Codes can be renewed for between $15.95 and $19.95 depending on the text. This could be the PDF and/or additional digital resources.  Please check with MacMillian customer service.

CENGAGE (Nelson) Books:  Provide 4 x 1yr licences for their texts. In very recent editions they are beginning to provide an extended single licence.  Renewal of these new single licences require the purchase of a full digital access code. Please check with Cengage customer service.

PEARSON Books (Includes Heinemann): You will need to contact the Publisher for further details regarding the reactivation and cost as the Readers/eBook licences constantly change.  As a rule of thumb Yrs 7-10 editions are $19.95 to reactivate, 11-12 texts are $25.

Publisher Customer Service Departments

Contact Information:


Jacaranda:   1800 777 474

Oxford University Press:  1300 650 616

Cambridge University Press:   1800 005 210

Cengage Learning (Nelson Texts):   1300 790 853

Pearson Australia, Year levels 1-12:   1300 473 277