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VIU will continue to offer e-textbooks to nearly all of its students in the Spring 2015 through VitalSource, previously known as CourseSmart. All textbooks available as e-textbooks have been added to Moodle for each course. Students may access these books by logging into their Moodle accounts. For those books not available as e-textbooks, students are required to obtain a copy on their own.

Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with VitalSource’s Bookshelf by accessing the following resources:

  • You can download Bookshelf on up to four different devices. Bookshelf is compatible on Mac/PC, iOS, Android/Kindle Fire, and online.
  • Information on configuring a Bookshelf account can be found by clicking here.
  • Visit VitalSource to download Bookshelf.
Please note: The above information does not apply to ESL course textbooks!

For more information regarding e-textbooks, students should contact their individual schools:

  • School of Business students, contact Ms. Ishita Sagar at ishita@viu.edu
  • School of Computer Information Systems students, contact Mr. Son Nguyen at son@viu.edu
  • School of Education students, contact Mr. Kevin Martin at kevin@viu.edu
  • School of Public & International Affairs students, contact Ms. Katherine Magalif at katherine@viu.edu

You may also contact academicaffairs@viu.edu for further information.