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VitalSource™ eBooks: How to Download

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How to Download Course eBooks to your App

  1. Download the Bookshelf® App to your device.
    Bookshelf icon 
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  2. Log in to Blackboard and select your course.  It is recommended to do steps 2-6 on a computer.
  3. Make sure you have your pop-up blocker currently disabled and click "Course eBook" from the menu on the left.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the title of your book.
  5. You must accept the "Terms and Privacy" the first time you use VitalSource.
    Terms and Privacy image
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts to finish configuring your account.  Note: You must use your school email address when setting up your account. Your password must be at least 8-characters long and include an upper-case letter, a lower-case letter, and a special character.
  7. Open your Bookshelf app and enter your username (your email address) and password (the one you just created) to sync your app with your account.  All books that have been clicked on in CampusConnect should import to the app automatically.  
    login screen for Bookshelf
  8. Click the image of a book to begin downloading it.
    book in Bookshelf app
  9. Enable your pop-up blocker again!