Answered By: APUS Course Materials
Last Updated: May 05, 2015     Views: 30895

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.

When you validate your APUS Bookstore shopping cart, your ebooks will be sent to your VitalSource Bookshelf.

  • VitalSource login information will be sent to you in an email from the APUS Bookstore.  If you do not receive your login information for the VitalSource Bookshelf, contact or call toll-free at 800-274-9104.

Access online ebook(s) by signing in at with the login information provided by the APUS Bookstore.  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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