Accessing Winter 2020 Textbooks - Vitalsource Helps


Vitalsource Helps for Winter 2020

The Laurier Bookstore is happy to share with you that in order to assist students in completing their Winter 2020 term studies, VitalSource, a leading eBook provider, is offering to deliver complimentary eBooks to help ensure students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have free access to digital learning materials through the remainder of the Winter 2020 term.

Students will be able to access up to seven (7) e-books from participating publishers at no cost from March 23th until April 30th, 2020.

Students simply log into the VitalSource Bookshelf app using their school email address and can then find and view course materials via VitalSource’s Explore capabilities.

Video instructions for accessing the resources through Vitalsource:

How to Search for Your Textbook at VitalSource

1. Go to  VitalSource bookshelf on your computer or download the app to your phone.

2. Create an account. Important: use your UNIVERSITY email in order to access free texts.

3. Use the Explore tab, not the regular search, to find your textbook. Otherwise you will be asked to pay for the resources.

PLEASE NOTE: Resources are available for only the publishers listed in the link below. To view a list of publishers and resellers who are supporting this effort, visit

 For assistance accessing free eTexts visit

Please direct any questions to and we will follow up with you directly.