Vitalsource allows you to access Sage eBooks instantly anywhere offline or online.

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Systems Supported

Operating Systems
WIndows 7/8/8.1/10 (32/64 bit)
Mac (OS X 10.8 or later) 

Google Chrome 39/40
Internet Explorer 9/10/11
Firefox 27/28
Safari 6/7

Android Smartphone 4.0 or later
Android Tablet
Kindle Fire (2,HD, or HDX)  

Vitalsource supports the current browser version. 

Other Software Needs
To access your Interactive eBook on your tablet, desktop or mobile device, download the appropriate VitalSource Bookshelf app.

How do I set up a Vitalsource account?

If you are a new user, head to , and click on create an account.

VitalSource new account

If you already have a Vitalsource account:

VitalSource Login

How do I access an eBook on Vitalsource?

There are two ways to do this:

Through the SAGE product site:

  • Navigate to the desired book in the product page. Under the "Select Purchasing Options" , select the Electronic Order Options dropdown menu.

VitalSource Ebook

  • Click on Vitalsource. This navigates to the vitalsource page with the ebook details and purchasing options.

VitalSource Ebook

Searching in Vitalsource storefront:

Alternatively, you can log into Vitalsource and search by the book's title,ISBN and author. Click here for more details.

How do I redeem an access code?

Click here to find out how to redeem access codes on Vitalsource

Here’s how to redeem an access code from a slimpack on Vital Source:

Example Access code: 8MGAQ62WQFCF7G67CBUY

  1. Go to and log in to your account or create one if you do not have one yet.
  2. Click on ‘Redeem codes’ in the bottom right.vs_slimpack_code.png
  3. Enter your access code into the pop up box and click ‘Redeem.VitalSource Ebook
  4. The eBook will be added to your Bookshelf for future use.

Where do I go for support?

Vitalsource has video tutorials and documentation for getting started with Bookshelf on its support site

Vitalsource support

For more support information on accessing bookshelfs, click here

Vitalsource Bookshelf


Is this compatible with my LMS?

Institutional integrations are available for most major LMS's. For more information.visit LMS support for Vitalsource .

How long do I have access?

Period of access is defined by the purchasing options selected.

What are the main features of the product?

The eBook on Vitalsource allows you to add notes, highlight the text and share notes and highlights. It includes a search tool as well as multimedia links accessible right from the book.

Using Vitalsource Bookshelf’s apps, you can read on your desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile device. You can also download the text to your device for offline reading.


For additional technical support, complete a Technical Support Form or contact us.

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