Direct Access FAQ

The Direct Access program allows students immediate access to their course materials, in digital format, by the first day of classes. All students, in courses where Direct Access is offered, will have free digital access to the specified course material, up until the add/drop period ends. In order to maintain digital access, students will need to pay for the material through Titan Shops. The Direct Access program is a partnership between the CSUF-Information Technology division, Titan Shops and select publishers.

If you’re enrolled in a Direct Access course, this material can be accessed through your CSUF TITANium account or campus portal, which will be provided for free up until the add/drop period ends. To maintain Direct Access, students will need to submit their payment to Titan Shops (on-line or in store), which will secure access for the remainder of the semester.

The benefits include immediate access to course materials at the start of classes, ensuring that you are better prepared for a successful semester. You will have access to your course material on any Wi-Fi enabled device, and can take notes and highlight the material digitally. Digital content also results in lower course material costs when compared to typical new or used book prices, and it is environmentally friendly.

Direct Access prices will vary by title and are usually discounted up to 80% off the new print purchase price. You can pay through the Titan Shops website by going through your “My Textbooks” link in the campus portal, clicking the buy link in the portal (select classes) or using the link emailed to you by Titan Shops and/or your professor, which introduced you to the program (select classes). Students with special accounts available at Titan Shops can make their payment at the Customer Service counter, located on the first level of the store.

If you already purchased or rented a print version at Titan Shops and you would prefer to have the digital content, simply bring your book and receipt to the Book Information counter on the 2nd floor at Titan Shops by the add/drop deadline and let the staff know you would like to switch. The value of your initial purchase will be applied to the new Direct Access purchase.

You can utilize the Titan Payment Plan available through Titan Shops. This will allow you to charge the payment for the Direct Access program to your instore account by the deadline, and then you will have 2 months from the start of the semester to pay off your account balance. This is available for all course material purchases. See a store associate for more details.

This is a new program currently with a limited number of titles available. If successful, the program will be expanded with additional titles in future semesters.