Welcome to the Digital Engagement Initiative (DEI)!
Southwest Tennessee Community College has introduced a convenient and affordable program that delivers the required materials for your course in digital format by the first day of class. Southwest Tennessee has selected this cost saving material to ensure your success in the course. This comes at a significantly reduced cost compared to the traditional physical textbooks and course materials.
Your DEI Course Materials as well as other information about the program will be delivered through your student email or instructor by or on the first day of class.
When you register for the course, the bookstore charge will appear on your school account. The cost of the material can be paid for by financial aid or out of pocket. Please note that the cost of the material is not covered by Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect or Dual Enrollment grants. For information concerning your student account, please contact the Business Office.
If you decide you do not want to purchase the course materials provided to you as part of the program, you can use the Southwest Tennessee Community College Customer Portal to opt-out of the program.*
The “Opt-Out” or “Opt-In” deadlines for the FALL 2023 are:
|Full term & Flex I||09/12/2023|
|Fall 2023 - Winter I||12/06/2023|
|Fall 2023 - Fall 2||10/19/2023|
|Fall 2023 - Fall Late Start||09/20/2023|
|Fall 2023 - Dual Enrollment||09/18/2023|
|Fall 2023 - Fall 1||09/12/2023|
The “Opt-Out/Opt-In” portal link(s) can be found below. Your username is your SouthwestTennessee.edu email address.
IMPORTANT! Please note that if you Opt-Out, you will be responsible for obtaining the required course materials on your own and lose the special pricing that is part of this program.
If you have questions, your bookstore is the first point of contact concerning this program. Your Southwest Tennessee Bookstore staff can be reached at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-333-4227
Good Luck this semester from everyone at Southwest Tennessee Community College!
Frequently Asked Questions
Please Note: The cost of these materials can be paid for by Financial Aid or out of pocket. The cost of materials are NOT covered by TN Promise or TN Reconnect. For more information concerning your student account, please contact the Cashier's Office.
We recommend the student try the e-book before deciding this completely. The e-books are delivered via RedShelf and have many features you cannot find in a traditional textbook. These features include a search function, highlighting, note-taking that saves across devices, and even the ability to create citations automatically. Learn more about the features offered on Redshelf.
However, if you decide you would still like a print textbook many of the courses have a Print Upgrade option. This allows you to get a print textbook copy in addition to the course materials fee, still saving you over the traditional textbook. The price range on these upgrades is $20-$53 and can be found on the site where you access your e-book.
Have a question not listed?
Contact the bookstore at email@example.com for help!
Fall 2023 Bookstore Hours for Macon and Union Campuses
August 16 8:00am - 4:00pm
August 17 8:00am - 6:00pm
August 19 9:00am - 1:00pm
August 21 8:00am - 6:00pm
August 22 8:00am - 6:00pm
August 23 8:00am - 4:00pm
August 24 8:00am - 4:00pm
August 28 8:00am - 6:00pm
August 29 8:00am - 6:00pm
August 30 8:00am - 4:00pm
August 31 8:00am - 4:00pm
After August 31, 2023 the bookstore resumes normal bookstore hours for the Fall Semester:
- Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, for in-person service.
- Books may also be purchased online.