Returns & Refunds
We want you to enjoy your purchase from the VitalSource Store. However, if you need to return an item, we're here to help.
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Use the Refund Self-Service Tool
To return a purchase from the VitalSource Store, sign in to your Order Listing page with the email address and password used to purchase the eTextbook.
After you sign in, you will see the items from your recent orders. Select an item to go to the order details page. From there, use the Request Refund button below your item. In the pop-up window, confirm the reason for the refund and select the Refund button. Repeat the process for any additional eTextbooks you need to return.
Once we receive your refund request, a refund will be initiated immediately. We refund your purchase back to the original payment method.
We will send credit and debit card refunds to the card-issuing bank within five to seven business days of receipt of the return. Please get in touch with the card-issuing bank with questions about when you can expect the credit to post on your account.
Standard Return Policy
There are a few important things to keep in mind when returning an eTextbook you purchased from the VitalSource Store. You may request a refund from the VitalSource store provided that the following are true:
Returns for VitalSource eTextbooks purchases through other retailers are subject to their respective returns and refunds policy.
Abuse of Return Policy: VitalSource reserves the right to refuse to sell or to provide refunds to any person for any reason not prohibited by law, including, but not limited to, abuse of its return policy.
Return Policy Exceptions:
Titles purchased from the following publishers will follow the return policies outlined below.
Cengage & Cengage Unlimited Policy:
Pearson Courseware & Pearson+ Return Policy:
McGraw-Hill Courseware Return Policy:
WileyPLUS Return Policy:
Penguin Random House Return Policy:
Simon & Schuster Return Policy:
HarperCollins Return Policy:
HarperCollins Christian Return Policy:
Hachette Digital Return Policy:
Oxford University Press Return Policy:
Need Further Assistance? Contact VitalSource Support
You can always contact VitalSource Support for assistance with a refund. A VitalSource Support Specialist will assist you with your return. We will process your refund at that time. To contact VitalSource Support, please get in touch with VitalSource Support.
A separate return policy would govern returns if you purchased a set of codes from the VitalSource Bulk Order Store. Please refer to the Bulk Order Returns & Refund Policy.