Answered By: APUS Course Materials
Last Updated: Oct 03, 2018     Views: 36167

VitalSource Bookshelf is an ebook platform that allows you to access course materials whenever and wherever you choose--laptop, desktop or mobile device.  You can download texts directly or access them via your browser.

Undergraduate and Doctoral students can access VitalSource e-books directly in the classroom - please see the attached VitalSource Bookshelf User Access Guide.

Once you have accessed your vitalsource e-book through the classroom, you will also be able to access them online by signing in at with the email address and password for your VitalSource account. Once you have signed into VitalSource, you can view your bookshelf and click books to read them online.

Or, if your ebooks are downloadable:

1. Download and install VitalSource Bookshelf. This free software is available at

2.  Open the bookshelf application on your computer and enter the email and password for your VitalSource account.

3.  Your ebooks will begin downloading immediately.

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