The VitalSource store allows users in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, or Australia to purchase VitalSource format textbooks and have the books directly added to a VitalSource account.
You can also review your purchase history and refund purchases if you meet the refund policy.
If you have registered with VitalSource before on one of our Bookshelf apps, have previously set up an account with us to read your University provided textbooks, or have recently had your account migrated from CourseSmart to Vitalsource, you can use this account with our store.
Users in South Africa and the Netherlands can also purchase VitalSource ebooks from stores in their country.
Registering as a new user
Select your region
Create your account
Enter your email address and click "Sign up"
If you do not have a registered account, please fill out the registration form in full and click "Create Account.”
3. After your account has been created, start searching for your books.
Signing in as a registered user
Sign in using your VitalSource registered email and password.
Click sign in, then enter your VitalSource registered email address and password.
If you have not already done so, please select if you are a student or an instructor.You will only need to do this once. Selecting if you are a student or an instructor helps to personalize your book purchasing experience.
Go to the Search bar to start looking for your books
Searching in the Store
There are a wide variety of ways that you can search for your books in the VitalSource store.
At the store front you can search by ISBN, Title, and Author.
Once you start your search, if you haven't found what you are looking for you can sort by Relevance, Author, Price, and Title.
You can also search by Discipline and Sub Discipline in the side bar.
To select a book, click on view details
Sort by Relevance, Author, Price, and Title.
Select your access length and complete check out
Some books have options for length of access. If the book you selected has options, they will be listed on the details page. Click on the button beside the option you need then click Add to Cart.
PLEASE NOTE: "Non Expiring" means that the access for your downloadable version of your book for computer and mobile device will not expire. You will also get one year of online access with your purchase.
Click on Begin Checkout. At the order screen, fill out all required blanks including credit card number, name and address. Sales tax will be calculated based on your zip code. Be sure to check the amount of your purchase and click the purchase button once.
The store accepts Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. You can also use pre-paid cards, provided they have been registered with a US/Canadian billing address.
Your purchase is now complete, and your book is available to read within your VitalSource account. Click on "Read Now" to start reading your book in the online bookshelf. For information on how to access your book using one of our apps, please visit our download page.