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Textbook File Exchange Library Available With Premium Membership

AccessText Network publishers have authorized us to allow schools who have student-ready alternate media of complete textbooks in PDF, Word, DAISY, KESI, braille (embossed or electronic), and MP3 formats to exchange those files with other member schools.

Schools who contribute 25 or more files to the Exchange receive 12 months of access to the Exchange for free. If you contribute 50 or more files in one 12 month period it will count towards one additional year only.

Submission criteria for Exchange files

  • All files being submitted must contain the complete text of the book. Please do not submit partial books or chapters.
  • Books should be the most current editions. Please do not submit books that have been replaced with newer editions.
  • Please do not submit books that were custom printed for your school.


We can accept files for books by publishers who have agreed to participate in the Exchange. Currently, those publisher are:

  • Cengage Learning
  • SAGE
  • F.A. Davis Company
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • Pearson Education
  • Elsevier
  • Springer Publishing
  • W.W. Norton
  • Jones & Bartlett

Guidelines for PDF

  • Files will have the text of the book in selectable format, either from the source file or by OCR.
  • Files will be tagged with standard PDF tags to reflect the major divisions of the book and one or more levels of sub-sections as appropriate to provide useful navigation.
  • Files will be Bookmarked with standard PDF bookmarks to reflect the major divisions of the book and one or more levels of sub-sections as appropriate to provide useful navigation.
  • Files will have the appropriate language setting made.
  • If the original file source was a publisher file, pages will be cropped to remove any extraneous markings.
  • The page numbers as displayed in Acrobat will reflect the physical page numbers of the book.
  • Tab order is set to ‘use document structure’.
  • File size should not exceed 25MB per individual file.

Guidelines for Word

  • Files will have standard Word heading styles applied to reflect the major divisions of the book and one or more levels of sub-sections as appropriate to provide useful navigation to the material.
  • Images in the text that are not captioned will have appropriate ‘alt-text’ added. ‘alt text’ should begin with “Image starts.” and end with “Image ends.”
  • If additional files are used for supplementary material, an explanatory note should be included.
  • File size should not exceed 5MB per individual file.

Note: publishers may not approve titles for the Exchange if they were custom published for your campus or are in a custom bundle of products.

If you are interested in contributing DAISY, Braille, KESI or MP3 files to the Exchange, please email membership@accesstext.org

How to Submit Files

Upload an individual file within the application

File:Submitting Exchange Files ATN2.pdf

Mail multiple files on a CD or DVD

You can submit files by mail by burning them to a CD or DVD and mailing to:

AccessText File Exchange
512 Means Street, Suite 250
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Please include a spreadsheet or other listing that gives the ISBNs of the books being submitted.