What Is It?

Explore and identify the digital textbook or lab system that fits your curriculum. We would suggest starting with VitalSource or RedShelf, vendors that are integrated with the UIC bookstore and Blackboard.

VitalSource Bookshelf offers students access to their course materials on any laptop, tablet, or smartphone device with the VitalSource Bookshelf app.




Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • Faculty
  • Students

Where Can I Get It?

Select the Access VitalSource button located on this page.

How Do I Use It?

Consult with the UIC bookstore to ensure the purchasing process and optimal cost to students is available. You will need to enter the textbook selection for your course section in the campus Verba Collect system, which will be advertised to your students. Your students will see your textbook selection in Blackboard under Tools -> Academic Digital Resources.

How Much Does It Cost?

This service is funded by the University; there are no direct costs to clients.

How Can I Get Support?

If you are experiencing a problem with this service, please report it. If you just have a question, feel free to ask us.

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