Transition to eBooks

New Trier works hand-in-hand with teachers and department leadership to evaluate ebook options for all classes. Not every classroom will use ebooks as some textbooks or specific editions are simply not available in a digital format, the textbook is available digitally, or the iPad eReader does not deliver a satisfactory user experience. To learn more about the features and functions of the eReader app, click HERE .

Cost Savings

The overall cost for textbooks will likely decrease over the course of a student's four years at New Trier as more eBook titles are approved. In some cases, eBook savings can be significant. For example, one Science textbook in print retails for $190 is now available in the iBook Store for $14.99. We hope to see more titles move in this direction, and New Trier teachers and department leadership are working diligently to explore, evaluate, and transition to eBooks when it offers an enhanced reading and learning experience for students.

In most cases, students who purchase eBooks will receive a code to download an electronic book or access etext from the web. With this in mind, students are reminded to keep all materials and receipts for your newly-purchased books so you do not inadvertently discard your ebook download code. 

Note: Please do NOT open your eBook code envelopes or redeem your access codes until your teacher gives specific instructions on that first day of school. Not all books are refundable, so if you plan to change or drop a course that uses an eBook, do not download the book or open the sealed envelope or access code package.

eBook Download Instructions