E-Books Introduced at Carl Albert State College for Upcoming 8-Week Classes
E-Books are being introduced at Carl Albert State College through the CASC Bookstore website at https://carlalbert.redshelf.com/ for the upcoming 8-Week Classes that begin October 8, 2015.
According to CASC Bookstore manager Terri Hardin, students can go to the E-Book site, then click on the title they need. For students who do not know what book is needed, they can look up their course and find out exactly what book is required for their class. At that point, the site will take students to checkout where they can select how long they need the book. Most are available for a 60, 90, 120, or 180 days or even a lifetime purchase on some. After selecting the length of time needed, students go to check out and with a major credit card can access their textbook.
Hardin explained, “There are many benefits to E-Books, cost being a major one. Students rent a book instead of purchasing a book. Also books can be accessed on laptops/desktops, tablets and smartphones. There are navigation options, as well as some printing permissions depending on a book’s restrictions. As we launch E-books, we also plan to expand the book selections as much as possible for students in the spring semester. E-books will be available in our bookstore as well as through our website as we get more and more into this option.”
Refunds for eBooks are generally granted if requested within 14 days of purchase and no more than 10% of the content has been viewed.
CASC Vice President of Business Operations Tony Crouch stated, “We are excited to offer E-books through our bookstore website. This is part of our continued effort to help our students access books more affordably as well as more conveniently. With online classes becoming more popular, this is certainly an effective way for students to obtain course books.”