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Using Texbooks from VitalSource: Get Started with VitalSource

This guide gives step by step instructions on how to borrow up to 7 textbooks from the Vital Source platform for free through May 25, 2020.


Unfortunately the free Vital Source access was discontinued on May 25, 2020. Users can purchase textbooks through the service or via the campus bookstore. 

1: Create a Vital Source Account

Look for a confirmation email in your WCC account. Check your junk mail or spam folder if you do not receive a response.

What is Vital Source?

Vital Source is an ebook platform that provides textbooks and other content. With the COVID-19 virus interrupting classes around the world, Vital Source has worked with publishers to provide free access to textbooks through May 25th. 

WCC students can register with their college issued email accounts and borrow up to 7 books through May 25th. Be sure to choose the correct editions, as there is no option to exchange titles. 


* You can also borrow up to 7 titles through May 25th through Red Shelf. See the Red Shelf guide for more information 

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