Free Digital Textbooks for the Remainder of the Spring Semester

VitalSource Helps is a program designed to support students and instructors who may have lost access to course materials due to a campus moving to distance learning to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This program is made possible by the leading publishers and resellers in US higher education. The program offers free access to an expansive catalog of ebooks through May 25, 2020 to students and instructors at impacted 2 and 4-year non-profit institutions in the US.

For students:

  1. Go to https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com
  2. If you have an existing Bookshelf account, enter your email and password and click Sign In. You will have a new link in the upper left corner of the page called Explore. Click Explore to search for e-texts.
  3. If you do not have a Bookshelf account, click on Create a VitalSource Account.
    • Sign up with your ucf.edu email
    • Check your email and click on the verification link to activate your account.
  4. You will have a new link in the upper left corner of the page called Explore. Click Explore to search for e-texts.

If you need assistance: Submit a Webcourses@UCF Support Ticket.