Subtext & Google for eBook Rentals

Posted October 10, 2014 under Subtext News

BooksWe’re excited to partner with Google Play for Education to provide affordable eBook access to Subtext schools! Google Play for Education makes it easy to rent and provision instructional sets of paid eBooks to read in Subtext, without requiring the extensive setup and maintenance of a digital library.

After October 31st, we will no longer be accepting volume purchases orders for book. Instead, we encourage you to enroll in Google Play for Education (our retail partner)  for access to thousands of K12 eBook rentals.

 More about Google Play for Education

Google Play for Education is a free service available to US K12 schools using managed Chromebooks and tablets. GPFE gives schools access to a huge variety of content:

  • Thousands of K12 books available for affordable rental, often for a fraction of the purchase price.

  • A huge library of free classic eBooks, from Shakespeare to Jane Austen

  • Educational YouTube videos from approved channels

  • Thousands of educator-approved apps for Android tablets and Chromebooks

Pay by PO, credit card or Google Play gift card — the payment method and amount of spending are up to you.

Enroll in GPFE

To enable GPFE, your school’s Google admin needs to:

  1. Have one or more managed Chromebook or Android tablet in your school or district. Note: Books from Google Play for Education can be read on any device with a web browser, including iOS and Windows devices.

  2. Go to to enable Google Play for Education

  3. Grant teachers access to Google Play for Education (through “Teacher Access” menu on the left-hand side)

Have only iOS devices?  Contact us to learn about enrolling in GPFE:

Tip! Not sure if your school is already part of Google Play for Education or Google Apps for Education? Go to while signed in as your school email address, and you will see if your school has already been enabled.

Have more questions?

Have more questions on book availability or how eBook rentals work in our reading programs? We’re here to help.

  1. Contact Renaissance support at 1-800-338-4204, or

  2. Learn more about Google Play for Education at

  3. Get in touch with Google:

  4. You can visit the Google Play for Education Help Center.

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