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Library Support for Online Instruction


VitalSource Helps is supporting students who may have lost access to course materials due to a campus moving online to prevent the spread of COVID-19. NAU students and instructors can now access an expansive catalog of digital textbooks through May 24, 2020, at no charge. VitalSource is partnering with publishers to provide up to 7 free ebooks. The list of publishers includes Cengage, Elsevier, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and many more.

Using their NAU-provided email address, students simply log into an existing VitalSource Bookshelf account or create a new account. Instructors can also create a new account to check on eText availability.


To ensure that all students have access to their course materials during the COVID-19 outbreak, RedShelf is partnering with the publishing community to provide students with up to 7 free ebooks. The program applies to students at nonprofit, semester-based schools (like the NAU) and access runs through May 24, 2020. Participating publishers include Cengage, Elsevier, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and many more. Search for digital textbooks.