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E-books: Kortext

What are Kortext e-books?

  • You will always have access to a copy of your Kortext book for the academic year. You can highlight, and make and save notes which will sync across all of your devices and you can copy and paste into other documents.

  • The first time you access a Kortext book you will be prompted to create an account using your university email.  

  • Every Kortext book viewed in a reading list or on Library Search will be added to your personal e-shelf that is associated with your account. Access your e-shelf.

  • Kortext e-text books have a record in Library Search that Westminster users can access and can also be linked-to from online reading lists. 

Kortext first time users

First time users accessing a Kortext book will be prompted to create an account using their university email.

The Kortext create account screen with the first field filled in using the format

Tip: remember to use the whole University email address


First time user of Kortext – creating an account via Library Search


The Korext e-textbooks that you have searched for on Library Search or accessed through you reading list can be found on your e-shelf found in the Kortext store.



Help logging in or accessing an e-book

If you are having problems logging in, try resetting your password via

If you receive the error message 'Institution not set' please email from your UoW email address and ask them to link your account to the University. 

Please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian if you are having problems using or accessing Kortext e-books

Video help and guidance on using Kortext e-text books


Kortext e-books incorporate a number of accessibility features including the ability to convert text to speech with Read Aloud on App readers, change font and size to suit user needs in the book text in ereaders, zoom and adjust line spacing, margin width and text justification. Kortext also provides alternative text for images when supplied by the publisher and keyboard only input for select functionality.. Further information and help is available from the Kortext accessibility webpage