Three Ways to Access Your Books
Only VitalSource Bookshelf® gives you fully integrated online, download and mobile access to your e-textbooks. Download to your own computer, log in from the library, or use your iPhone on the subway. Bookshelf gets you your book when and how you want it.
Download your books to your personal computer and access them in the VitalSource Bookshelf. They are completely portable; use them whether you are connected to the Internet or not.
Left your computer back at the dorm? No problem. Get your books online from any Internet-connected computer: library, computer lab, cyber cafe, wherever.
One of the key advantages of digital is the ability to provide integrated multimedia product. Bookshelf® helps your students get all the help that’s available.
Access your books anytime anywhere
Desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone—Bookshelf downloads files to your device or lets you access online. So, study at home on your laptop, at school on a campus machine, or on your smartphone on the train. Do all three. Bookshelf keeps everything in sync and at your fingertips.
Support for rich media and interactivity.
Bookshelf supports rich media and interactivity. In media-enhanced books, you watch processes, see implications, and better understand the concepts.
Create study notes and collaborate with teachers and classmates.
Highlight passages and add your notes. Even better, subscribe to your friends and teachers, and "follow" them as they make their own notes and highlights. You can even search through their notes.
Increase study time efficiency by finding important information faster.
You can search in one book or all your books, words and/or pictures, just your notes, or even your friends' and teachers' notes. Also, right-click any word to find definitions immediately.
Bookshelf allows for accessibility.
Bookshelf applications are engineered to provide the best possible access for impaired students. See our accessibility page for more information.
Multiple publishers, multiple devices
Unlike other e-book platforms that tie you to a particular publisher's content, or to a particular vendor's device, Bookshelf supports content from all the major education publishers, and gets you access on the device that works for you.