Download UNISA Prescribed Books

Good news, you can download Unisa Prescribed books now. There are different websites where you can download your books from, but it might come at a cost.

We have listed two ways for you to download your prescribed book.

Download UNISA Prescribed Books

Follow these steps below to download your Unisa book.

  1. Go to the Unisa website
  2. Click on the Library tab
  3. Scroll down and click on Library Guides (Grey box). You will go to a page with all of the different courses.
  4. Click on the course that you are doing
  5. There will be a menu bar with a lot of headings. Click on Books in the top menu bar (Usually the second option)
Download Unisa Prescribed Books
  1. It will show you if the book is available to download and where. It will also give you more websites where you can download your book from. The relevant website will have its own instruction to download the book.

7 Steps to Download Your E-Book:

Follow these seven easy steps to download your eBook.

  1. Go to the Unisa website
  2. Click on the Library tab
  3. On this page, scroll down and click on e-Resources.
  4. You have to read the Terms and Conditions and accept them, to go to the next step.
  5. Click on E-Books
  6. Books will be in alphabetical order. Choose the correct book and click on its title. You will be directed to the myUnisa login page. Enter your valid student number and myUnisa password.
  7. Once you have been logged in, follow the instructions to download your book.

Another way to download your ebook for free is to follow these 10 easy steps.

Other Websites

Most websites sell Unisa Prescribed books and have their own way to download these books. The books you download can come at a cost.

Have a look at the websites on the Unisa Official Booksellers list. On these websites, you can download your books as well.

One of these websites is If you need help to download your book on their website, you have to contact them directly.

3 Things To Consider When you Download UNISA Prescribed Books

Have you ever tried downloading a book and it keeps on getting an error? Sometimes you just have to restart your drive (Computer, laptop or phone) and other times it is more complicated than that.

Compatible Device

The type of device can impact the download of your book. What type of device (Computer, laptop, phone, tablet) do you make use of?

  • Size and screen – Is the screen big enough to view the book
  • Battery life – Some apps can really eat your battery life. If your battery is not strong enough, you will always charge your device before reading your book
  • Network Access – The type of network you use can impact the speed when downloading the book. Which network do you use? (3G, 4G, WiFi)
  • Software – The features your device has (Bookmarks, searching, dictionary, highlight)
  • Storage – The space on your phone. The number of gigabytes you have. If you do not have space to download your book, you will not be able to view it.

Software and Mobile Apps

Each device has a specific software (Windows, iOS, Android). Without the software, your device would not be working.

Some books only work on certain software types. Find the list below with the most popular software:

  • Adobe Digital Editions – iOS, Android, OS X
  • Google eBook – Android, iOS, any browser with Javascript enabled
  • Kindle software – Windows, Blackberry, Android, Windows Phone 7 and OS X
  • iBooks (iOS)

Correct File Format

This just refers to how you will view your book. Will it be in PDF Format (Portable Document Format) or just as Plain Text (Txt)? Most students like the PDF format.

Written by: Olivia Pika
Last updated: 23 April 2018