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E-books are not available for every title. When they are available, you will find them listed with the New and Used book prices under each title or course you are looking at.

Expire anywhere from 180 days to 360 days from activation date, with some e-Books never expiring. Each book will have its expiration date listed.

System Requirements
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Mac OS X 10.3* or above At least 280 MB RAM, a 600 mHz processor, and 110 MB of hard drive space 1024x768 screen resolution or larger

Return Policy for e-Books
Note: In addition to following the Belmont Bookstore Textbook Return Policy (found here), the following requirements are necessary for e-books:
Customers may want to return a digital book for a refund because of various reasons. Because there is no physical product, digital books may not be returned once the title is downloaded. This means refunds are not available for downloaded digital books. The activation e-mail you will receive contains contact information for technical assistance.

Download Instructions
  1. If you have never purchased from the bookstore online, then click on Register in the Home dropdown menu and create an account.
  2. Go to Log In in the Home dropdown menu and log in using the account you just created.
  3. The screen will say, Welcome (your name). Below will be 10 links. The 6th one down will be Activate and Access eBooks.
  4. If you purchased your e-book online you will see a picture of the book. Hover your mouse over the picture. A link will appear to download your book.
  5. If you purchased your e-book in the store you will see a link that says "Click here to activate an in-store purchase". Click on this link and it will take you to the CourseSmart website where the e-books live. Register as a new user (if you are) or login (if you are already a CourseSmart user). Follow the instructions from there.
  6. If you get stuck anywhere along the way there is great telephone support from the e-book people at 888-886-0801.
  7. Once you download your e-book it can not be refunded.