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September 14, 2022 • 1 minute read
By: Mike Hale, Ph.D., Chief Learning and Content Officer

VitalSource has long been committed to increasing student success through easy access to affordable content. We also believe that if you can, you must improve learning for students and expand educational opportunities for all learners. Of course, we are not alone in this view and it is the reason many companies have built assessment-rich course materials. 

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Blog > Packed with Learning Power: The Redesigned Bookshelf

September 2, 2021 • 1 minute read

Packed with Learning Power: The Redesigned Bookshelf



Does Bookshelf do what learners need it to? This is the question we asked ourselves, and our users, last year. We are thrilled to share our response - the newer, simpler, packed with learning power, Bookshelf platform. This redesign, driven by user feedback, is grounded in a goal to make the study experience easier and more intuitive while focusing on efficiency and flexibility. 

Bookshelf has always been a reliable learning tool that provides access to necessary digital learning materials on and offline, evolving over time to keep up with learners’ needs and technology’s capabilities. Our recent announcement of the new Bookshelf experience is another step in its evolution that transforms Bookshelf from an e-reader to a platform where reading is met with study tools designed for student success.  

The new Bookshelf builds upon and enhances these features, allowing users to read and study all in one platform. Highlights include: 

Read Without Distraction : A streamlined modern design offers learners the tools and flexibility to maximize the reading experience.
Get There Faster : Learners can easily navigate to any chapter or section through a more user-friendly table of contents.  

Search Seamlessly:
 Search across content, figures, and workbook with our intuitive global search--now featuring type-ahead functionality.  

Improve Focus:
 Edit, annotate, study, and review key concepts in the learner workbook.  

Take Better Notes:
 Margin notes were once limited to a print textbook reading experience. Learners can make and view in-line notes in the margin to see comments in the context of the book.  

Study Tools that Work: 
Students will continue to find easy-to-use flashcards that include images.   

Read On-the-Go: 
Use the Bookshelf app on any device and download for offline use.   

Best-in-Class Accessibility: 
Accessibility by design means compatibility with screen readers, Read Aloud functionality, and content controls including magnification and night mode.  

Bookshelf is designed to promote learning success through simple, clean, effective tools. The new Bookshelf is available now 

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