Forms of Payment

If payment is required and depending upon your course and educational institutions setup, you may have one or more of the following options for payment during course registration:


Redeem Access Code/Redemption Code

Enter the access code that came with your textbook or was purchased separately from the bookstore. After redeeming your access code you will be redirected to your course home page.



Purchase Access

If you do not have a code, you may purchase access using a credit card or PayPal account. After completing the payment process you will be redirected to your course home page. 


Step 1 — Purchase code here: <you will have a unique url to access on this screen>

In the search field enter the Course Key provided by your instructor and select find books.

Select Add to Cart

View Cart and Begin Checkout

You will be prompted to sign in to VitalSource Bookshelf:

  • If you already have a VitalSource Bookshelf account, use your existing credentials. (Use Forgot your password? if you do not recall your password.)
  • If you do not have a VitalSource Bookshelf account, click Create an account and complete the form.

Enter your payment information. After payment is complete select the Launch Courseware button to

reveal your Redemption Code.

Copy and save your Access Code/Redemption Code.


Step 2 — Return to My Courses via to redeem the code.


Pay Later

Trial access may be available for your course. The course will become unavailable and you will be prompted for payment or access code redemption when the trial date expires, but you have full access to the course and its content up to that date.