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Creating a VitalSource Bookshelf® Account

  1. Click the eText link on your course home page to open the online version.
  2. Enter your email address when prompted.
  3. Enter the required information, and click Create.
  4. If you are on a mobile device, you will be prompted to download the Bookshelf Online app. See below to install the app on a PC or Mac.
  5. Once you have created an account, Bookshelf will open the book you are trying to access for your course. To view any other books that you have access to, simply click on the Library button in the top left corner.

If you want to have your highlights and notes synced between the online and offline versions of your eText, you will need to enter the same email address as the one you entered on your AU registration form.

Keep track of your password; you will need it to access your Bookshelf (we suggest that this be different from your AU password).

Note: If you have already created a VitalSource Bookshelf account, click Sign in and enter your email address and password.

Form for creating a VitalSource account.

Updated January 23 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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