Digital Content

Digital Content (E-Books And Courseware)

The College of Lake County online bookstore offers (optional) digital versions of physical textbooks for a wide variety of courses. Choosing digital content saves money. There is nothing to pick up or have shipped. Access information is sent to the student’s email address.

Please Note:

When creating your account, be sure to enter an active CLC student email address ( and double check that it is typed correctly.
Order confirmations, online access instructions, temporary passwords and all other important order information will be sent to this address.

Website Definitions And Helpful Purchasing Info:

  • Digital textbooks are listed with (DC) after the title.
  • Binding: Digital Content.
  • Digital Rental means access to the online textbook, at the price shown, for one semester. Select courses may also offer 1- or 2-year digital rental options.
  • Courseware is learning material that is much more than just an E-book. It includes homework, quizzes, study aides, and more! Many instructors use courseware in their classes to enhance learning experience.

How To Locate Your Digital Access Instructions:

  1. After placing your order, you will see a link to access your materials right away.

  2. Click To Redeem Materials

  3. Digital access information and directions will be sent to your student email.
  4. Example of email from e-book purchase.

    E-Book Email

    Example of email from courseware purchase.

    Courseware Email

  5. Didn't get the email? Access your materials from your Order History at

Sign into your account, click order history, and click on the order number to see the link to your digital materials.

Order History
Order History

How To Access Your E-Book

For e-books you will access your materials straight from
The email address you placed your order with will automatically be set up on the Redshelf site. This should be your email address.
Click "Log In" at the top, right-hand corner of the page.

Redshelf Home

Either log in to your redshelf account or enter your student email address and click "Forgot Password." You will receive a link to your email to reset your password.

Redshelf Login

After logging in, you should see your e-book on My Shelf and you will be able to begin reading straight from there.

Access E-Book

How To Access Your Courseware

After clicking Redeem Your Books, the following screen will pop up with step-by-step instructions on how to access your courseware.

Redshelf Redemption Code

Paste your code into the Redeem Code box on

Redeem Code

This will take you to your My Shelf page where you courseware link will be.

Myshelf Access Courseware

Click on Your Materials which will take you to your access code.

Click Copy Code To Clipboard and then click Access Courseware.

Myshelf Access Courseware

This will bring you to the publisher's website where you will log in or create an account.

Cengage Login

After creating an account and logging in, you will be brought to the publisher's courseware platform to access the materials.

Cengage Welcome

You will then look for the Enter Access Code / Course Key link near the top of the page.

Cengage Enter Code

After registering you will be able to access your digital materials through Canvas.

Registered Product

Need Additional Help?

What Digital Can Do For You:

Digital Help And Troubleshooting:

Visit for common troubleshooting tips and more!

Cookies And Other System Errors:

Courseware Troubleshooting:

Wrong Email Address Used When Placing Order:

Submit A Request For Help From Redshelf: