How can you access your textbook?

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How can you access your textbook?

You have several options for accessing your eTextbook.

  • Viewing your eTextbooks through a browser with Bookshelf Online
  • Downloading your eTextbooks to your Mac + PC
  • Downloading your eTextbooks to you iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android Smart phone + tablet, and Kindle fire.  

In order to download your eTextbooks to your computer and smart phones/tablets you will need to Complete your account in Bookshelf Online.  

Using Bookshelf Online to read your eTextbooks.

  1. Log in via your school's web site
  2. Go to the online classroom for your course
  3. Click on the eTextbook link and a new window will open with your ebook.

Completing a VitalSource User account

In order to download your eTextbooks to your computer, smart phone, or tablet; you will need to complete an account after you view your eTextbook for the first time.  

Completing a Bookshelf Account - New Everest Students

If you are new to Everest, you will will want to follow these steps to complete your account to view your eTextbooks with Bookshelf for Mac + PC, iOS, Android, and Kindle fire devices:

  1. When you are in your eTextbook you will be presented with a pop up box asking you to Register or Sign into Bookshelf.  
  2. Fill out the registration form in full, use and email address and password you will remember.  
  3. Once you have entered in all of your information press the Register button.
  4. Once registered, you will now be able to download and install Bookshelf on any of our support platforms and download your eTextbooks for offline reading.  

Completing a Bookshelf Account - Existing VitalSource and CourseSmart Students

If you have already used VitalSource Bookshelf or CourseSmart while attending Everest you will will want to follow these steps to complete your account to view your eTextbooks with Bookshelf for Mac + PC, iOS, Android, and Kindle fire devices:

  1. When you are in your eTextbook you will be presented with a pop up box asking you to Register or Sign into Bookshelf.  
  2. Click Sign in
  3. Sign in with your email address and password that you setup with VitalSource or CourseSmart.
  4. Once signed in, you will now be able to download and install Bookshelf on any of our support platforms and download your eTextbooks for offline reading.  
  5. If you have forgotten your password, click here to reset your password.

Using Bookshelf for Mac+PC to read your eTextbooks

  1. You will use your email address and password that you used to complete your account - If you updated your account, use the account information located in the My Accounts button in the online bookshelf.
  2. Go to https://support.vitalsource.com/hc/en-us/categories/200132467 - to download the bookshelf application for Mac+PC
  3. Launch the application and sign in with your login email and password. You will be prompted to download your eTextbooks. After you download your eTextbooks, you will not need to be online to read your eTextbooks. 

Using Bookshelf for iOS and Android to read your eTextbooks

  1. You will use your email address and password that you used to complete your accounts - If you updated your account, use the account information located in the My Accounts button in the online bookshelf.
  2. Download the application for the following devices:
  3. Launch the application and sign in with your login email and password. You will be prompted to download your eTextbooks.  After you download your eTextbooks, you will not need to be online to read your eTextbooks. 

 If you need assistance, please contact support 

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