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Cengage Unlimited


What happens when I order a Cengage Access Code?

RedShelf is the provider of eBooks and the Cengage Unlimited Access Codes. RedShelf and eBooks are embedded within our Chargers Bookstore Point-of-Sale System and can be accessed within the MySWTC portal in the Course Resource area labeled “Get My Books”. When a student orders an eBook or a Cengage Unlimited Access Code, the student will receive an email with the information needed to receive access to the eResources.

Online Purchase

·         Students purchase their RedShelf redemption code for their publisher access code.

·         Students will see on the final checkout screen the confirmation: "Thank you! An order confirmation has been sent to (student email address)." Contact information for the bookstore and an option to print the receipt are also included.

·         Students will then receive a confirmation email that includes:

o   Title, ISBN and access duration purchased

o   Instructions: "To access your materials or submit a redemption code, head to [bookstore white label site] and log in with your account information and navigate to My Shelf."

o   Support Contact: "If you have any questions or need assistance with your course materials, check out the RedShelf Solve knowledge base or reach out to the RedShelf Customer Experience Team."

Sample Receipt (electronic receipts and receipts from a cash register have the same information, just in a different format).

sample redshelf receipt


How do I redeem my RedShelf eBook or Access Code?

Set up a RedShelf Account https://redshelf.com/accounts/login/



·         Navigate to RedShelf's website and log into your account.



New to RedShelf or forgot your password? Create an account or reset your password.


2.    Click on your name and select My Shelf.

3.    Copy and paste your RedShelf Access Code into the box at the top of the page where it says "Redeem Code," then click the blue button on the right.

4.    Voila! The purchase will appear below.


Cengage Unlimited and Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks

Cengage Unlimited ($119.99/Semester) and Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks ($69.99/Semester)

Both include:

·         Our full library of 15,000+ eTextbooks

·         Up to 4 FREE hardcopy textbook rentals (just pay $7.99 S+H each)

·         Study tools to help you study smarter in all your courses, including customizable practice tests, study guides and video quick lessons.

·         Tools and resources to master your career skills and get the job you want

·         Quizlet Plus - Exclusive Cengage flashcards enhanced with Quizlet’s 8 study modes plus 1 free month of Quizlet Plus.

·         Kaplan Test Prep - Free 30 days of Kaplan Test Prep resources to help you prepare for your post-college exams including GRE, GMAT and more.

·         Evernote Premium - Take and organize your class notes on any device, clip content, annotate study guides and more with 6 months of Evernote Premium for free.

·         Dashlane Premium - Store and fill in all your passwords, personal information and payments securely with free access to Dashlane Premium for the duration of your subscription.


Difference: Cengage MindTap - https://www.cengage.com/mindtap/


We currently use Cengage Unlimited Access Codes for:

Microsoft Classes - Students can take as many “modules” as they can in a single semester for $119.99.

Medical Terminology Classes - Students use the code for single semester for $119.99. If they are going into the Hit or CIM classes they can purchase longer term codes for $179.99 for a one-year code or $239.99 for a two-year code.