WCU General Information Questions

Q: How long do I have access to my digital textbooks (eBooks)? Do they expire?

WCU General Information Answer


Digital license expiration and access varies by publisher and book. Digital rentals (e-Rental) expire after a set number of days from purchase (e.g., 60, 90, or 180 days).  Purchased eBooks (Perpetual Offline Access) allows you to own the eBook indefinitely. 

  • You will need free reader software such as VitalSource Bookshelf to access, download and read your digital content.


Before purchasing or renting a digital book, go to the product page and view the expiration information under "Digital Rights." For digital eBooks you have already purchased, log in to your BNC Virtual Bookstore account and view the expiration information in your "Digital Bookshelf."


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