eBooks and Interactive eBooks

This VitalSource eBooks and Interactive eBooks page does not pertain to customers in the United States. For US FAQs, click here

 

SAGE has partnered with VitalSource Bookshelf to offer students access to their textbooks online via a range of devices including desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
To find out more about VitalSource, visit: https://www.vitalsource.com/en-uk.

 

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Systems Supported

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

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

VitalSource supports the current browser version. 

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

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

What can I do with my VitalSource eBook? 

  • Personalise your eBook with highlights, notes and bookmarks which can be synched across all devices. 
  • Access to your eBook offline via the Bookshelf App. 
  • Portable studying: view your textbook on your laptop or mobile device. 
  • Fully searchable text, including notes and figures. 

Select SAGE titles come with access to VitalSource Interactive eBook. 

How do Interactive eBooks work? 

Interactive eBooks offer students additional interactive learning content embedded throughout the text, including: videos, podcasts, links to further reading and much more. 

How do I access my Interactive eBook? 

If you have purchased a SAGE textbook with access to a VitalSource eBook or Interactive eBook, you will find instructions on how to download your eBook printed on a sticker on the inside cover of your textbook. 

How do I open my eBook in Bookshelf on my computer?

If you do not have a Bookshelf account: 

  • Download Bookshelf. 
  • Install Bookshelf. You can find step-by-step instructions online
  • Once Bookshelf is installed, launch Bookshelf. 
  • Click on the "Register for an Account" link. 
  • Fill out the form completely, and enter your code into the redemption code field. 
  • Press the register button to create your account and redeem your code. 
  • Your book will begin to download. 
  • After the book has downloaded, click on "All Titles" in the collection pane and double click to open your book. 

If you do have a Bookshelf account: 

  • Launch Bookshelf.
  • Go to the Account Menu and select Redeem Code. 
  • Enter in your redemption code #, and press the Redeem button. 
  • Your updated booklist will be downloaded to your computer. Once downloaded, your book will begin to download as well. 
  • Once the eTextbook has been downloaded, click on "All Titles" in the collection pane and double click on your book to open it. 

How do I open my book in Bookshelf for iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch (iOS 3.2 or later)? 

First, you must have a Bookshelf account on your computer.

If you do not have Bookshelf for iOS: 

  • Download VitalSource Bookshelf from the App store either through iTunes or through your iOS Device. 
  • Launch Bookshelf for iOS. 
  • Sign in with your Bookshelf account email address and password. 
  • Your booklist will download to your iOS device. 
  • Once your booklist downloads, you can click on your book to download it to your iOS device. 
  • If your book has been downloaded to your computer, you can transfer it to your iOS device through iTunes. Detailed instructions are available

If you have Bookshelf for iOS: 

  • Launch Bookshelf for iOS.  
  • Click on the Refresh icon in the upper-left corner of the screen. 
  • Sign in with your Bookshelf account email address and password. 
  • Your booklist will download to your iOS device. 
  • Once the booklist downloads, click on the book to download it to your iOS device. 
  • If your book has been downloaded to your computer, you can transfer it to your iOS device through iTunes. Detailed instructions are available
  • Once the book has transferred to your iOS device, click to open. 

How do I read my book in Bookshelf Online? 

For additional technical support:

 

Download a PDF version of these instructions
PDF iconeBook_faq_.pdf