see also: Books:Textbook Search

CQUniversity eTextbooks are digital versions of our Printed Textbooks.



We also recommend you don't spill coffee on either :)


Our Textbook Search allows you to locate both Print and eTextbooks. Just type in your subject...

Use the "Check for eBook" link beside each textbook to search the CQUniversity eTextbooks site for your eBook.

The CQUniversity eTextbooks site will open in a separate tab with details if a matching eTextbook is found.

No results found

If No results are found, there is no matching eTextbook for your course at this time. Use our Support service (bottom of page) if you want us to ask the publisher to add their title to this service.

Purchasing an eTextbook

eTextbooks purchased through the CQUniversity eTextbooks store may be accessed:

Read more about eTextbook Lifetime Access

Renting an eTextbook

Some titles may allow you to rent the eTextbook for a fixed period (e.g. 180 days). After the specified period, the product will no longer be available for use.

VitalSource Account required

During the ordering process for eTextbooks, you will need to create a Vitalsource account. You will use this account to access your eTextbooks.

Don't forget...

After you finish ordering, ensure you return to the CQUni Bookshop browser tab to order the rest of your print and eTextbooks, along with Coursewear, stationery and other requirements.

Top tip!

Use our Textbook Search to find the correct edition and options for your course. Returns and refunds are limited (see below).

VitalSource Bookshelf

You can access your eTextbooks with VitalSource Bookshelf:

*Supported Browsers (latest version required)
  • Google Chrome (desktop and mobile)
  • Safari (desktop and mobile)
  • Microsoft Edge (based on Chromium)
  • Opera
  • Firefox

**Device Activation limits The Bookshelf application can only be activated on:
  • 2 Computers
  • 2 Mobile Devices
at any time.

Managing Device Activations

You can activate and deactive devices to keep within the set limits through Bookshelf Online.

Copying and Printing

Copy and Print restrictions vary between publishers. Use Bookshelf to Copy and Print where permitted.

More information

Read more about eTextbook Lifetime Access

Get help with Bookshelf

eTextbook Return Policy

You have 15 calendar days to return an item from the date of purchase, as long as:

You can only return items purchased directly from the CQUniversity eTexbooks store. Each eTextbook item page has full information on returns. You can also access the full VitalSource Return Policy.

Return and Refund requests

You can request a Return or Refund here.

Support for your eBooks

Still have questions? Create an Online Enquiry and our staff will contact you.