Bookshelf by VitalSource

What is Bookshelf?

Bookshelf by VitalsourceBookshelf by Vital Source (VS) is an e-text delivery system for higher education that collaborates with more than 300 publishers and it is used in 200 countries worldwide. It is an e-textbook distribution system that enhances learning through digital content. You are able to access it via Blackboard Learn wherever you are located.

View your eTextbook(s) through Blackboard Learn

The e-Texbooks are automatically adopted to the Blackboard Learn courses. That is, once the instructor logs in to her Bb course, she will find two menu items: One named Bookshelf by VitalSource and the other with the name eTextbook. In the eTextbook area, there is the link to the e-book which is added at the latest by the end of online late registration of each semester/session/term.

If a user is about to access Bookself by VitaSource and her e-Textbook for the first time, then she has to activate her VitalSource account first. This procedure only takes place once. If you use VS for the first time, click Activate Bookshelf by VitalSource to view how to activate your user account.

View your eTextbook(s) through VitalSource

To access and manage your eTexbooks and user account via VitalSource visit the website VitalSource.com and access BookShelf or directly visit BookShelf and use your @acg.edu email credentials to login.