What is Lifetime Access?

What is Lifetime Access?

Effective June 15th, 2021, items purchased via the VitalSource store with perpetual licenses will have a duration of five years for online access (up from one year of access). This duration is also retroactive for store users who have purchased titles with perpetual licenses since 2016.

Once your online access has ended the perpetual download license enables you to continuously access the eTextbook offline through our free Bookshelf application even after the online license expires.

To download your digital material, please click the link below and install an applicable version of the application for the device you are using.


Bookshelf Downloads


The Bookshelf application allows you to install the program on up to 2 computers and up to 2 mobile devices at one time. Your notes and highlights will sync across all your registered devices within your account.

You can deactivate a device at any time, and you may do so by logging onto a computer or mobile device. Please see the following article for more information:


Managing Device Activations


Please see the following article for more information on downloading eTextbooks:


Downloading Your eTextbook



If you're still not sure what to do, please contact our 24/7 Support Team


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