Digital Products

Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand currently produces VitalSource ebooks and Oxford Ascend Digital Resources.

Oxford Ascend

Oxford Ascend is the home of online resources for higher education students to help them succeed with their studies. These resources have been designed for students to practise, revise and test their knowledge, encouraging reflective learning and leading to better results.

For more information about Oxford Ascend, including FAQs and instructional videos, please see the following:


OUP Australia VitalSource ebooks are a digital version of a text, downloadable to your computer and accessible offline using the free VitalSource Bookshelf software. All your Oxford ebooks can be accessed from Bookshelf. VitalSource ebooks are accessible to customers anywhere in the world.

For more information about VitalSource ebooks, including FAQs, instructional videos and gratis, please select from the following options:

PaperbackEbook (Perpetual License)Ebook (6 Month License)*
$RRP90% of $RRP50% of $RRP
Use in open book examsAccessible online & offline;  
anytime, anywhere
The same benefits of a
perpetual ebook at the
more economical price
The most flexible option for
a variety of study habits (add
post-its, tabs, photocopy
sections to study) 
Highlight, annotate and
bookmark pages
Perfect for texts you
know you'll only need
for one semester
Annotate, highlight and 
mark-up your text
Perpetual offline access

A budget option for
recommended reading

Easy to use indexes help
you navigate the content
Subscribe to your lecturers’
notes for additional insight into
the course material

Rentals are ‘self-returning’;
you don’t need to do anything
after the 6th month period.

Helpful bibliographies for
your further study needs
Share notes with your friends
to assist with group work
and assessments
Build your professional libraryFind what you’re looking for in
an instant with easy navigation
and an integrated search function
No need for you to buy
electronic equipment or devices
Take all of your textbooks with
you wherever you go

Helps you focus because you
won’t be distracted by Facebook.
No pop-ups!

Download and start studying
in minutes.

*Not all ebooks are available for 6 month rental. Please check the individual product page to determine availability.

Digital Support

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Digital Support hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:45pm AEST