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Access your textbooks virtually in Edge

Want to have your textbooks read aloud to you? Or how about writing on your textbooks?  

Microsoft Edge is the faster, safer browser built for Windows 10. Edge gives you new ways to find stuff on the web, annotate webpages, and get help from Cortana. And now, Edge makes reading, annotating, and taking notes on your school textbooks a whole lot easier.

Edge browser window

Opening textbooks in Edge 

To get started reading in Edge, select the hub icon in your Edge browser, then select Books from the sidebar. Select the textbook you want to read. 

Hub menu in Edge brower

Reading textbooks in Edge

Edge can help you stay focused and on track in your textbooks, with a series of tools designed to facilitate reading comprehension. 

Reading a digital textbook in Edge

Table of contents

A list of all the book’s sections and chapters.  

Table of contents icon in the Reading view toolbar


View any notes you made throughout the book. 

(To make a note, simply highlight any section of text 

and select Add a note from the toolbar that appears.

Once you’ve written your note, select the checkmark.)  

Notes icon in the Reading view toolbar


Find specific terms and phrases throughout the book.

Search button in Reading view toolbar in the Edge browser

Appearance settings

Change the look and feel of the book 

with options for background color,

text size and spacing, and font.

Appearance settings in Reading view toolbar

Read aloud

Have a page from the text read aloud and follow

along with highlighting. Pause, go back, or skip forward

as needed. 

Read aloud icon in Reading view toolbar within Edge browser

Grammar tools

Highlight parts of speech and syllables as you read.  

Grammar tools in Reading view toolbar in Edge

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