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We make it easy to access and afford the learning experiences you need, anytime, anywhere.

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Everyone wins when we break down barriers to knowledge and learning.

VitalSource is your leading authority in digital course materials, eTextbooks, and student savings. Bookshelf® by VitalSource is the world’s leading eReader, preferred by thousands of institutions and millions of students in 240+ countries and territories for reading, studying and succeeding.

Partnering with publishers and institutions since 1994, we have the most extensive academic digital content catalog available and are at the forefront in setting privacy and security standards to protect learners around the world.

Shop with Confidence, Shop with Ease

It’s easy to see why we have over 60,000 customer reviews with an average rating of 9.5/10.

  • One-stop Shopping: Over 1.5 million eBooks in our global catalog

  • Instant Access: Get your eBooks immediately after purchasing

  • 24/7 Customer Support: Via Phone, Email, Chat

  • Major Savings: Up to 80% cheaper compared to print

  • Easy Returns: Get a full refund up to 14 days

  • Safe & Secure Payments: Your privacy information is never shared

Power up your reading & studying with Bookshelf by VitalSource

Packed with learning power, Bookshelf is the only eReader with embedded study tools and built-in prep & practice.

  • Available online or 100% offline

    You have the freedom to study anytime, on any device, even on the go.

  • All your reading and studying is in one place

    Highlight, annotate and create flashcards as you go.

  • Read Aloud

    Listen up! Our text-to-speech tool works with any title, any language.

  • Reliability and Stability

    World-class uptime ensures the app is avilable whenever you need it.

It’s a cinch to save with VitalSource.

Every year, we help millions of students make the switch from print to digital, serving up an ever-growing catalog of 1.5 million eTextbooks. If you’ve got the ISBN, we’ve got the eTextbook for you.

Your Trusted Guide to Going Digital

  • 8K

    Partner Institutions

  • 240+

    Countries and Territories

  • 1100+

    Publishers and Resellers

  • 16M

    Learners using Vitalsource Platforms

  • 1M

    Store Purchasers Globally

  • 9.5/10

    Rating from 60K users

*in the last 12 months

About VitalSource

Founded in 1994, VitalSource is the leading education technology solutions provider committed to helping partners create, deliver, and distribute affordable, accessible, and impactful learning experiences worldwide. As a recognized innovator in the digital course materials market, VitalSource is best known for partnering with thousands of publishers and institutions to deliver extraordinary learning experiences to millions of active users globally. Today, we’re committed to powering new, cutting-edge technologies designed to optimize teaching and learning for the 21st century.

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