Free eTextbooks with StraighterLine

eTextbooks are now included at no additional cost in Straighterline courses. Textbook use is highly correlated with student success and course completion.* By including eTextbooks with our courses, Straighterline is helping students achieve their academic goals by providing best-in-class tools to make studying more convenient.

Why do we offer eTextbooks for free?

At StraighterLine, we are 100% committed to student success. Since textbook usage is a critical factor in student course performance, we wanted to make it even more convenient for students to access their reading assignments and complete their StraighterLine courses.

Charging students separately for expensive textbooks makes college more expensive and makes the actual price more confusing. By making eTextbooks free, StraighterLine further reduces the cost and confusion of starting college.

Burck Smith StraighterLine CEO & Founder

Benefits of eTextbooks

Always available - Jump right into the assigned reading materials with just a click from your course. Our eTextbooks and online course format allow you to complete courses--and access course content--on your schedule.
Portable - Study anywhere, at home or on the go! No internet? No problem! Download assignments to your smartphone, tablet or computer to save time when you’re without internet access.
Student Friendly - Bookmark, highlight, and add notes to important passages across all devices.
Flexible - Complete assignments on your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Sync enabled - Your eTextbook has the capability to remember your place and sync between devices so you can continue exactly where you left off.
Printable - Print on demand for offline reading.
Accessible - Take advantage of the text-to-speech option to match your preferred learning style.
Prefer the hard copy? Simply purchase from your favorite textbook retailer; you will still get the eTextbook for free.

*Source: Predicting course outcomes with digital textbook usage data (Reynol, Juncoa & Candrianna, Clem) and Assessments of Textbook Usage and the Relationship to Student Course Performance (Landrum, Eric & Gurung, Regan & Spann, Nathan)