COVID-19 Resources

Below is a message our office received about a resource for free textbooks:

In light of the response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and many schools moving to online/distance learning – many publishers have made digital versions of their books available for free to anyone who has an edu email address. Digital books are available on RedShelf and VitalSource. Each person can get up to 7 digital books for free until May 25, 2020. Other restrictions apply – see the respective websites for more information.

VitalSource Instructions:

  • Go to VitalSource and create an account if you don’t already have one. Make sure to use your edu email address.
  • Login and click on “My Bookshelf” in top right corner.
  • Then click on Explore in the top left corner.
  • Search for the book you need and add it to your Bookshelf and start reading. If you have questions, email accessibility@vitalsource.com

Redshelf Instructions:

  • Go to RedShelf and create an account if you don’t already have one. Make sure to use your edu email address.
  • Login and go to RedShelf Responds
  • Scroll down a little and click on the button, “Access Free eBooks”
  • Search for the book you need and ‘view details’ and then ‘Add to My Shelf’. If you have questions, email accessibility@redshelf.com