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Free E-Textbooks and Digital Study Versions


DSVs or Digital Study Versions are free enhanced digital versions of course material content which can be downloaded an unlimited number of times from this site. Titles available are in the public domain or are royalty free versions of materials authored by instructors.

DSVs are more than just a PDF. They include study tools such as highlighting, annotations and search capabilities.

In a pilot project beginning in the 1990's, thousands of public domain versions of text books were distributed at no charge along with printed copies of the same title. In many cases, free digital versions resulted in increased sales of the printed version. Students explained that the digitized versions were used for assignment preparation and the print versions were read from in their conventional form.

The titles selected for conversion to DSV's were selected based on the analysis of titles used in courses at a variety of North American colleges and universities.



The AACC Bookstore is pleased to offer a selection of our titles in Adobe Digital Edition eBook format. Adobe Digital Editions software offers an engaging way to view and manage eBooks and other digital publications.

Use it to download and purchase digital content, which can be read both online and offline. Transfer copy-protected eBooks from your PC to other computers or devices. Organize your eBooks into a custom library and annotate pages. Digital Editions also supports industry-standard eBook formats, including PDF/A and EPUB.

Adobe Digital Editions software is free. For more information about Adobe Digital Editions or to install the software, visit the following link: Adobe Digital Editions Product Page

The Adobe Digital Editions software should be installed before you download your eBooks.