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Downloading Your eText

You’re almost finished! Once installed, the VitalSource Bookshelf icon will appear on your computer desktop or your device’s home screen.

  1. Click (tap) the icon to open it.

    Vital Source Bookshelf Icon

  2. If prompted, sign in with the email and password you used to create your VitalSource Bookshelf account.
  3. Your highlights and notes are automatically synced between machines if you have installed Bookshelf® to more than one computer or device.
  4. Depending on the computer or device you are using, you may see a message like the one below. Click Download. If you do not see this message, click/tap All Titles and double click/tap on a title to download it.

    Download one new Book

    Note: You must be connected to the internet to download your eText. Once you have downloaded it, you will be able to read your eText offline.

Updated January 23 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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