VitalSource Bookshelf Gives Textbooks Superpowers

Access your course materials on iPad, Android and Kindle devices with VitalSource Bookshelf, the textbook e-reader that helps you read, study and learn brilliantly.

Over 1 billion pages read in Bookshelf in the last academic year

Features You'll Love

All Your Books Wherever You Are

See all of your eTextbooks at a glance and access them instantly anywhere, anytime from your Bookshelf - no backpack required.

Intuitive Navigation and Search

Multiple ways to move between pages and sections including linked Table of Contents and Search make navigating eTextbooks a snap.

Notes and Highlights

Highlight text with one click in your choice of colors. Add notes to highlighted passages. Even subscribe to your classmates' and instructors' highlights and notes to view in your book.

Multiple Viewing Options

Scale images and text to any size with multi-level zoom without losing page clarity. Customize your page display and reading experience to create a personal learning experience that best suits you.

And More...

  • Print only the pages you need within limits set by publisher
  • Supports course materials that include rich media and interactivity like videos and quizzes
  • Easily copy/paste text passages for homework and papers
  • Supports assistive technologies for accessiblility by vision and hearing impaired users

Read Offline With Free Apps

Need to access your books without a web connection? Just download them to your laptop, tablet or smartphone.

  • Download books on up to 2 computers and 2 mobile devices at a time.
  • Enjoy a seamless reading experience across devices, online or offline, with notes and highlights that sync automatically.