VitalSource Bookshelf Supercharges Digital Textbooks

Access your course materials on any laptop, tablet, or smartphone device with VitalSource Bookshelf, the textbook app for smarter reading, studying, and learning.
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Save Time

Students read over 2.4 billion pages in Bookshelf last year, using features like Read Aloud and an interactive notebook to learn on the go.

Save Money

By going digital, the average Bookshelf student last year saved 66% per textbook compared to buying print-over $95 in savings each!

Save Trees

Did you know chopping down a tree only makes 8,000 sheets of paper? Join more than 5.7 million fellow users to save trees by reading online in Bookshelf.

Bookshelf Features

Bookshelf Simplifies Digital Learning

With more than 2.4 billion yearly page views and 5.7 million users, Bookshelf is the most used digital content delivery platform in the world. It's simple for students and faculty to access and use, yet contains robust tools that keep students focused such as Search, Read Aloud, and Notes and Highlights. In one year more than 177 million annotations and 66 million searches were made in Bookshelf. We strive to improve students' learning experiences by continually adding engaging new features, such as Review Mode for easier studying and Look Up in Wikipedia. Through analytics dashboards, faculty and administrators can view how students interact with their eTextbooks and obtain data that can inform retention and student success strategies.