VitalSource / Bookshelf

VitalSource is a leading digital textbook provider that utilizes Bookshelf. Bookshelf is a mobile-friendly platform that equips students with textbooks and engaging study tools to enhance your learning. Bookshelf is available for usage on all major platforms, such as iOS and Android.






Setting up Bookshelf


To view your textbooks, on the left-hand side of Blackboard, you'll see a Textbook(s) section. Once in the "Textbook(s)" section, you may select that materials you'd like to review. Upon your first time accessing VitalSource Bookshelf, you may be prompted to create an account. Here's how to set up your Bookshelf account. You may also access the sign-up page here.


  • Enter a valid Email Address
  • Create a password that meets the security requirements
  • Select and answer a security question
  • Agree to the Terms
  • Create your Account


Each week, in your "Reading and Study" section, there will be a textbook link that will take you to VitalSource's Bookshelf. There will not be any assignments that are in Bookshelf, just the textbooks and study materials.


VitalSource Resources


 You can read your textbooks and course materials almost anywhere! If you'd like, you can download the VitalSource apps for your iOS or Android device below. Additionally, you can access the VitalSource support center and FAQs for your Bookshelf account.


Contacts for Faculty


Faculty, if you are experiencing issues or have questions about VitalSource in your Liberty University course, please contact


For General Support with VitalSource:



Direct 24/7 Support:

(855) 200-4146




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