Bookshelf 7.6.5 Mandatory Update

Bookshelf 7.6.5 Mandatory Update

As part of our ongoing efforts to make our apps as secure as possible, VitalSource has released a security patch on the Bookshelf Windows desktop application. To ensure that all users transition to an app version that includes our new security, we will perform a mandatory update to Bookshelf version 7.6.5 on June 30, 2020.

Why are we doing this?

As part of our broader ongoing security enhancements, we are updating our apps to be more secure. This upgrade will protect Bookshelf users and content from current and future attacks and malware. Additionally, we want to make sure all users get the latest bug fixes, performance improvements, and feature developments.

Why now?

In partnership with third-party security experts, we have developed new ways to protect both Bookshelf users and Bookshelf content. As the world of viruses, malware, and attackware continues to evolve and change, we must also adapt to stay ahead.

Which students will need to upgrade?

All users running Bookshelf version 7.6.4 or earlier of the Windows desktop application will be required to update to version 7.6.5 on or before June 30. Students can choose to upgrade on their own before the mandatory update by clicking "Help" in the application menu bar, selecting "Check for Software Update," and following the on-screen prompts. When we've initiated mandatory updates in the past, a large number of users choose to update on their own.

What happens if I don't upgrade before June 30?

As part of the mandatory update, users will see a blank library screen and a "Where are my books?" message. Users will need to download the latest version of the Bookshelf Windows desktop platform to restore their library. To update the app, click "Help" in the application menu bar, select "Check for Software Update," and follow the prompts.

Where can I find more information about upgrading Bookshelf?

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