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Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning: Students: VitalSource Bookshelf

Providing services that encourage, empower, and support faculty, staff, and students in innovative academic endeavors throughout the entire Marian University system.

VitalSource Bookshelf

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Greetings Marian University students, Welcome to Bookshelf®!

Your school has chosen Bookshelf® as your eTextbook platform. Vitalsource Bookshelf® is the most advanced e-book software in the world. You get three-way access to your books: download, online, and mobile. Notes and highlights automatically stay in sync no matter where you make them.

Here are some benefits you will experience with Bookshelf® features:

  • Instant access to your content with complete portability
  • Searching, multi-colored highlights, notes, and sharing with classmates
  • Digital literacy, copy, past, print and so much more!

To get started with access to your Bookshelf® account, please reference the “Quick Start Guide - Bookshelf for Health SciencesView in a new window” for step-by-step instructions. Additionally, once you access your content, you will see a Bookshelf Tutorial ebook in that has how to articles on top features with the tutorial video on that topic embedded in the book.

You will need to use the following credentials for initial entry to your Bookshelf® account:

  • Username: your @marian.edu email address
  • Password: marian2015
  • Security Question: What is your favorite color?
  • Answer: red

If you have any issues with logging in to your Bookshelf® account, please contact Vitalsource Support (Links to an external site.). If you would like to learn more about how Bookshelf® works, please check out our tutorial videos (Links to an external site.)!

Thank you and good luck with your studies,

The Vitalsource Bookshelf® Team


Vitalsource Support
Website: support.vitalsource.com
Phone: 1-855-200-4146