Free Access to 55,000 titles on VitalSource

Students may access the VitalSource digital library to gain free access to more than 55,000 titles:

How do students access VitalSource Helps content that provides free access to ebooks?

To get started, students should visit bookshelf.vitalsource.com. Before students can begin searching for and reading ebooks, they will need to log-in or create a Bookshelf account with their institution-provided email address.

For students accessing Bookshelf for the first time:

Here are instructions on creating a Bookshelf account that you can share with students and instructors. Once students create an account with an institution-provided email address, they should login and click on the “Explore” tab in the upper left corner of the screen to search by ISBN, Title or Author to find their free ebooks.

For students with existing Bookshelf accounts linked to their institution-provided email address:

Students with existing Bookshelf accounts linked to their institution-provided email address will see a new tab called “Explore” when they login in the upper left corner of the screen to search by ISBN, Title or Author to find their free ebooks.

If students need additional assistance gaining access to the site or have questions, please visit https://support.vitalsource.com/hc/en-us/articles/360044467674-Student-and-Instructor-Frequently-Asked-Questions

In addition to free digital access to the VitalSource library, students may also take advantage of free digital tutoring and writing services through our Bartleby platform to further assist during this transitional time.  Here’s how:

  • Visit bartleby.com and click the callout at the bottom left to sign up
  • Providing a mobile number gives access to a free bartleby Q&A account allowing 10 Q&A homework questions per month through June 15th