Answered By: Lisa Davis
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2020     Views: 194

Thank you for contacting FIU Law Library. Below is the message from Wolters Kluwer regarding access to your casebooks as ebooks through VitalSource.

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Current events around the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the higher education community continue to evolve. At Wolters Kluwer, we appreciate the new challenges you and your colleagues are facing and are committed to supporting the unique needs of your institution, students, and faculty.

In partnership with VitalSource, we are providing free digital e-textbooks for students who lost access to their purchased book or library resources due to a shift from in-person to online classes. Please share the following instructions on how to access or create a VitalSource account and select the e-textbooks your students will need to complete their coursework this semester.

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VITALSOURCE HELPS PROGRAM

For more information regarding the VitalSource Helps Program, please read the full press release.

VitalSource Helps Access Instructions:

1.       To get started, students should visit bookshelf.vitalsource.com and log-in or create a Bookshelf account with their institution-provided email address. 

2.       Here are instructions on creating a Bookshelf account for both students and instructors.

3.       Once students create an account with an institution-provided email address, they should log in and click on the “Explore” tab in the upper left corner of the screen. This tab provides access to the freely available e-textbooks.

For a complete list of VitalSource frequently asked questions regarding access to the VitalSource Helps Program, please visit their site to learn more.

Please note that at this time, student downloads are limited to 7 titles and trial access will expire on Monday, May 25th, 2020.

 

Cheers,

FIU Law Library

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