Faculty Sampling

Allowing faculty to preview content from the world’s largest digital catalog

Making it Easy for Pre-Approved Faculty to Sample Learning Materials

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.

Determine Inclusive Access Eligibility

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.


Evaluate Pricing

When sampling different titles to make course materials decisions, it’s easy to compare prices and duration availability for your students.


Review Accessibility

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.

How can faculty get access?


How Can Faculty Get Access?


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.

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Sampling for instructors is currently available via our US, United Kingdom and Australia sites.
If you would like more information about instructor sampling, click the link below.

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