VitalSource has the industry’s best full-service sampling environment. It’s an easy to use, self-service hub for accessing over a million digital titles.
Our sampling platform denotes which titles are eligible for Inclusive Access, the content delivery channel that drastically reduces the amount students spend on their learning materials.
When sampling different titles to make course materials decisions, it’s easy to compare prices and duration availability for your students.
See how different titles perform on VitalSource Bookshelf, our inherently accessible eReader.
As part of our commitment to accessibility, we work with advocacy and standards groups to ensure Bookshelf offers industry-leading features for students of all ability levels. Our efforts in this field have received recognition from groups like DAISY and the National Foundation for the Blind and we routinely receive 100% compliance across all platforms (online, Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Chrome) on standards evaluations.
Sampling eligibility is based on publisher verification. A publisher can send a faculty member a recommendation to sample in the portal, or faculty can visit our website and request to be verified. Once they receive their verification, the faculty member can access any publisher’s content for sampling. They’ll have a license to a title for one year, and can renew if desired.