Answered By: Adam Robinson
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2019     Views: 16

Kortext logoThis year the Library is partnering with Kortext, a digital eTextbook provider, to provide students on selected modules with access to digital copies of key titles. This means students will have access to an eBook version of the book via the Kortext reader which can be accessed at anytime, anywhere, from any device and will also be fully integrated into the Virtual Learning Environment.

The Kortext project offers several exciting features and benefits to both students and academic teaching staff.

  • You will have personal access to your essential reading from Day 1.
  • Able to read anytime, anywhere and on any device.
  • Use a suite of advanced personal learning tools to enhance your reading and learning.
  • You can read the textbook offline by downloading the free Kortext app, for all devices.
  • Use the Kortext apps to store lecture notes, journals, or any PDF.
  • Go directly to specific pages or chapters
  • Search for key words and terms
  • Bookmark pages of interest
  • Select important passages of the textbook and make notes and highlights in colours you like
  • Collaborate with your classmates by sharing notes and highlights

Why Kortext? from Kortext on Vimeo.

  • A Lecturer can share notes and direct their students to their reading.
  • Create assessments to see students understanding.
  • Use their eBook in class to show diagrams and sections of the book.
  • Bookmark and highlight pages in advance of teaching.
  • Copy and paste excerpts onto lecture slides carrying the correct reference.
  • Request free academic copies of any textbook, directly through Kortext
  • Real time access to learner analytics dashboards for your module offering insights into:
  • Reading habits
  • How, when and which content is being used.
  • Pages and chapters being viewed.
  • Time spent reading.
  • What words or terms are students searching for.

Learn More About Kortext! from Kortext on Vimeo.

Watch the video below for a quick start guide on using your e-textbook.

Kortext Reader and Bookshelf from Kortext on Vimeo.

Throughout the pilot the Library and Kortext will be working together to support both students and teaching staff. If you have any questions or experience any technical difficulties then please contact your Liaison Librarian or the Licensing Manager in the first instance or contact Kortext directly by e-mailing the team at

For more detailed information about Kortext and accessibility please visit their online support page.

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