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Instant Access

The Instant Access program - in collaboration with top publishers, Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation, and the Cornell Office of the Bursar - delivers digital course materials to students at lower-than-market prices. Now in its fourth semester, the program includes 26 courses. Students enrolled in an Instant Access course receive their digital course materials, either ebooks or publisher created software, on or before the first day of classes. They can opt out before the course add date (early February) if they do not want to keep the materials; or, if they want to stay in the program, they receive a bursar account charge for a low custom price that has been negotiated by The Cornell Store. Since most students remain opted-into the program’s digital materials, our publisher partners are willing to offer significantly lower prices than normal. The Instant Access program ensures that every student has access to materials by the first day of class, while also saving them money.

For fall 2017, Instant Access saved these students an estimated $194,237 over the print equivalents’ next best (lowest-priced) purchasing or rental options.

Instructions for Redeeming Your Instant Access Materials

If you are enrolled in a course with Instant Access materials, choose a product below to view instructions for how to redeem your course materials, as well as how to opt out should you wish to do so.

RedShelf Ebooks
Cengage MindTap
Norton Total Access
Macmillan Sapling McGraw-Hill Connect Pearson Mastering
Pearson MyLab WileyPlus  

Frequently Asked Questions

View our list of frequently asked questions about the Instant Access program.


If you have questions regarding the Instant Access program, please email

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