Download Bookshelf

Installing Bookshelf for Mac

Here’s what you need to do to update your Mac to the latest version of Bookshelf.


If your intel or Apple Silicon Mac supports macOS 10.13 or greater, you can update it to the latest version of Bookshelf. 

See if your device is compatible

How to upgrade to macOS Big Sur




Install Bookshelf

Bookshelf for macOS (Universal)

Click the Bookshelf for macOS (Universal) Button to download the Bookshelf installer to your Mac.

Double-click on the VitalSource-Bookshelf.dmg to open the installer.  Drag the Bookshelf icon to the Applications folder. You may be required to enter your macOS account credentials to complete the installation of Bookshelf.




You will need to sign into Bookshelf to see all of your eBooks. If you don’t know the email address you used with VitalSource or password, we can help.

If you forgot your VitalSource Credentials visit the Password Retrieval Page.




Need help?

Learn what to do if you need help updating your devices.

If you have two active mobile devices, make sure that you deactivate unused devices so you can update to the latest version of Bookshelf.

Manage your Bookshelf Activations



Learn what to do if you see a message that says there’s not enough space on your device to install Bookshelf.


Missing Books?

Did all of your eBooks disappear?  Learn what to do if your library displays the message, "Where are My Books?"

Where are my Books?

Redemption Code?

Do you have a VitalSource Redemption Code?  Learn how to activate new content on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Redeeming Codes