We have two activation models currently which will affect secondhand book purchases.
IF YOUR TEXTBOOK WAS PUBLISHED BEFORE NOVEMBER 2018
Codes inside our secondary textbooks published before this date will typically reset/expire on December 31st each year, which leaves the same code available to be reactivated by another user as of January 1st. Reactivation is free of charge under this model.
Note that if you activate after January, you will have access until December 31 of the same year. If you activate between September and December, you will have access until December 31 the following year.
If the code in your second hand book has been activated the current year (ie after January 1) by the original owner and they have then on-sold to you, you will need to either contact the seller to have them deactivate the product, or purchase a new code at oup.com.au.
IF YOUR TEXTBOOK WAS PUBLISHED AFTER NOVEMBER 2018
Codes inside our secondary textbooks published after this date are single use only – the code on the inside cover of the book cannot be used again if it was previously activated. To reactivate, you will need to contact Customer Support via our Help Center (see ‘Submit Query’ below) – reactivation carries a fee of $19.95.
If sending a reactivation request, please supply the following information:
- The code on the inside cover of your textbook
- Your name and address for invoicing purposes
- Your contact phone number
We will then arrange a convenient time with you to organize payment and a new code with instructions will be provided once payment is made.
For instructions on how to activate/reactivate a digital obook, please see the below link: