Western Iowa Tech courses use a combination of physical textbooks/tools and digital materials. To access digital materials, renew or activate your Cengage Unlimited account before classes start. Physical textbooks and materials can be purchased or rented through the Western Iowa Tech Bookstore.

Cengage Unlimited

Western Iowa Tech partners with the textbook publisher Cengage for course digital textbooks. Students are automatically provided with a subscription and no additional purchase is required. Digital books are available on the first day of class. Before classes start, create or renew your account. Returning students need to renew their account each school year.

Create/Renew Account

Renew or create your Cengage Unlimited account in the online orientation course, Exploring the Comet Universe, available in Canvas.

Cengage Virtual Office Hours for Faculty and Students

CLC - Comet Learning Center
Sioux City campus library
Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm
No appointment necessary

Denison and Cherokee
See front desk

After Hours Help
Email Mike Cagley at Include your phone number and issue you are experiencing. Mike will get back to you as soon as possible.

Cengage Tech Support
Cengage Unlimited tech support answers most frequently asked questions.

Accessing Books

Digital books are available on the first day of class. On the first day of class, log onto MyWIT, select the Canvas card, and click on your class. Your Cengage course materials will be accessible in Canvas. If your course is not using a Cengage textbook, you can still access your Cengage Unlimited dashboard.

Canvas Digital Books

Canvas is the delivery method used for online orientation and online courses. Some digital books are embedded in your online course. You will be able to open and access your online classes and embedded textbooks on the first day of class. 

Accessing Books

Your instructor will provide you with instructions on obtaining your digital books through Canvas. Check your student email for more information.


To buy your books online, go to