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Electronic Books

Most textbooks are now available electronically either in digital format, on-line, or through software. Access to electronic books is included in student fees. Teachers will provide instructions for accessing any digital resources. Instructions are specific to the textbook being used. Students do not need to take any action regarding e-books at the end of the course, as access to e-books will automatically expire. 

What if I prefer a print copy?  

Saint Joe has a few books in both print and digital formats. For most titles, the format is available only in print or only electronically.  When only electronic books are provided to students, students may purchase a print copy on their own from an outside vendor.  To purchase a print book, search online for the book using the ISBN number. The ISBN is a unique number for every title and edition of a book, and ensures that you are ordering the correct item.


School-Issued Print Books

Teachers check out all print books using an online library system called  For each book assigned, there is a unique barcode number on the inside front cover.  This barcode, along with the student ID number, is used to assign books. The student is responsible for the book assigned to him or her for the duration of the semester/year. Students print their names on the inside front cover of each assigned book. It is recommended that students record the barcode numbers of their textbooks to keep for future reference.


Textbook tracking through

Parents and students will receive emails throughout the year from Textbooks checked out through LibraryWorld are due at the end of the semester or school year, while novels are due earlier. When a book is due, students return it to the teacher of the corresponding class. A teacher may allow students to keep novels beyond the due date. In this case, students will follow the directions given by the teacher. 


Returning Print Textbooks

Students return textbooks immediately after taking the final. Novels are due at the discretion of the teacher.  If a student drops a class, he or she must return the book to the teacher or the Counseling Office.

Books must be returned with the unique barcode number (inside the front cover) intact, legible, and able to be scanned with a barcode reader. Otherwise, the book will be considered lost, and the student must pay to replace the book.  A late fee of $5 per book may apply to books returned after the last day of finals.


Missing Books

Students will have to pay to replace lost books.  If books have been stolen, your insurance may pay for them.  Contact for the cost of the book.  Student accounts will be charged for books not returned as of July 1 from the corresponding academic year.  This charge cannot be removed  because replacement books are purchased at this time.



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