Frequently asked questions
High quality digital learning material is being provided, free of charge, from over 25 academic publishers.
New publishers and titles are being added daily and the publisher listing includes Pearson Education, Taylor & Francis, Cengage, Wiley, SAGE Publishing, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, McGraw Hill Education, Elsevier, Macmillan Education, Springer, Kogan Page, Laurence King, Bristol University Press (Policy), Bloomsbury Publishing, WW Norton, Edward Elgar, Hodder Education, Thomson Reuters, Van Schaik Publishing, Edinburgh University Press and Sweet & Maxwell. Check with Kortext to confirm which content is available within your region.
Kortext was founded in 2013 with a vision to help every learner achieve more by simplifying their access and use of relevant content. In a little over 5 years we have become the UK’s leading personal learning platform and supplier of digital textbooks. Working with over 2,000 publishers including Pearson, McGraw Hill, Wiley and Oxford University Press, we supply over 1 million digital books to students in over 80 countries around the world. Headquartered in Bournemouth, UK, our team now spans the globe working with universities and governments to support better access to learning content and more effective teaching and learning. Founded on the concept that students and universities wanted access to their textbooks and other relevant content in digital form as easily as possible we set out to deliver.
Through Kortext, universities across the world are now providing an enhanced learning experience and equipping students with the digital resources for their courses from day one! This ensures consistency of experience and equality of access and opportunity, leaving no student behind.
Jisc’s vision is for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. At its heart is the super-fast national research and education network, Janet, with built-in cyber security protection. Jisc also provides technology solutions for its members (colleges, universities and research centres) and customers (public sector bodies), helps members save time and money by negotiating sector-wide deals and provides advice and practical assistance on digital technology. Jisc is funded by the UK higher and further education and research funding bodies and member institutions.
More information can be found at www.jisc.ac.uk.
Work with Kortext to confirm the titles that you require and how your students will access the content.
Contact Kortext at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a title list template and to set up easy access for your students to the content for their course.
Email Kortext at email@example.com and ask if your university has already signed up to the Free Student eTextbook Programme.
If your university is already set up on the programme we can either direct you to your programme administrator, or work with you directly to confirm your title requirements.
If your university is not already signed up we can provide you / your students instant access to the content you require.
Yes, as long as you are a student enrolled on a current UK higher education course through a recognised institution.
You must have a university supplied email address.
Access is arranged / being arranged via your university VLE and / or Library.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to join the programme.
The team will provide further information about the programme and our commitment to supporting you.
Thanks for wishing to help with the programme.
Any titles not currently available from participating publishers will be requested.
We expect additional publishers to join the programme as time progresses.
New titles will be made available to your university as they become available.
If your requested title is not available through the programme we will advise and invite you to select an alternative.