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Direct Digital

The Inver Hills Bookstore, in collaboration with instructors and textbook publishers, has created the Direct Digital access program in order to reduce the cost of textbooks. When a class uses Direct Digital, the required materials for the class will be available to students digitally through a link on the course's D2L Brightspace site (access to the course D2L site begins on the first day of the semester). Direct Digital access usually provides students with more than just an eTextbook. Direct Digital can also contain online access to tutorials and activities required for the class.

Direct Digital materials cost less than the normal price of the books or access codes, but they are not free. You will see a charge for Direct Digital or eBook access on your student bill in eServices. The specific charge should be listed in the notes with your course materials. 

If you decide Direct Digital access is not for you, you will need to opt out prior to the end of the second week of the class. The fee will be removed from your bill and your access to the materials will be disabled. You'll still be responsible for having any class materials your instructor requires, and will have to order print copies or access codes elsewhere since alternatives are not available through the campus bookstore. The Bookstore does NOT sell or order print copies of direct digital titles.
You must use the link in D2L to opt out by the Friday of the second week of the semester/session. Direct Digital access is non-refundable after this date. 


If you do choose to opt out of your materials, please check with your professor. Opting out may mean losing access to homework assignments. Please allow at least two weeks from the opt-out date for the fee to be removed from your account.

If you prefer to have a printed book to go along with the digital materials, some publishers (though not all) will offer an optional printed "upgrade" from inside the digital content after the opt-out period. This option is only available to students who do not opt out, and must be paid out-of-pocket, as financial aid will not cover these upgrades.

Inver Hills' Direct Digital program saves students over $100,000 a semester, a number that will continue to grow!

For the latest Direct Digital information and customer service, visit Ask Us!

How to Opt Out of Direct Digital
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If you are having difficulties accessing your digital content or opting-out, please contact RedShelf directly. RedShelf should be the first call for any issues, before the Bookstore.
Customer Support Email: [email protected]



Important Dates to Remember

Two weeks before classes begin: Direct Digital Charges are added to your account.

First Day of Classes: Access to Materials Begins

End of Week 2: Opt out Deadline.

Beginning of week 3: Low-cost loose-leaf versions of textbooks may be available for purchase through D2L (only available to students who do not opt out).

End of week 4: Fees removed from student accounts for those who opted out.



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