Accessing First Day Access Materials (FDAs)


Where are my required online books?

How to I access my inclusive access materials (First day access materials)? 



First Day Access materials are e-Materials (e-Texts, workbooks, simulations, etc.) that are available electronically to students by the first day of class. The cost of the material is applied directly to students' regular university bills as a separate line item charge, along with tuition and fees. The materials are shown in the bookstore but the student is not billed through the bookstore. 


  1. Go to USD's Online Bookstore 
  2. Sign in with your USD credentials
    Note: if one of the other Board of Regents Universities is your home institution, you will need to pick up your USD Account to access the online materials for your USD course
  3. If your course uses an FDA, it will be marked as First Day Access Material or Inclusive Access Material
  4. FDA access information is located in your USD Online Bookstore eLibrary
  5. Access digital First Day Access course material through your Desire2Learn(D2L) library or the USD Online Bookstore eLibrary account 
  6. If you do not need digital access, you can elect to opt-out of using the FDA material by the deadline 


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