Online classes that utilize South University Digital Bookshelf give you all the required digital texts you'll need to complete your coursework -without the hassle and high cost of textbook purchasing. Setup is fast and simple. Create your account on your first visit to your online classroom to gain access to all of your digital course materials. After your session's add/drop period ends, you can download your texts and maintain access for up to five years.

Your digital texts are always available online when you need them through your online classrooms. Once you download the software and texts, you can store and manage your content locally on your computer and access your texts any time, no Internet connection required.

Digital Bookshelf offers features that make study more effective, including:

  • Highlighting and advanced note-taking features
  • A sophisticated search engine
  • Customizable settings

Your digital texts are available online as soon as you access your South University online classroom, three days before class begins. You will also be able to store your digital texts locally on your computer by downloading and installing the Digital Bookshelf software. Setup is fast and simple. You can create your account on your first visit to your online classroom and have access to all of your required textbooks for up to five years.

Read more about South University Online Digital Bookshelf in the user guide and watch the Online Digital Bookshelf tutorial.

If you have already downloaded your digital text to the desktop version of the South University Online digital bookshelf and have an Apple mobile device including the iPhone/iPodTouch and iPad, you can now download the free VitalSource Bookshelf App from the Apple App Store. This mobile version of the bookshelf has features including the ability to:

  • View/read your books once downloaded (constant Wi-Fi connection required for initial download of App & digital text)
  • Review previously made notes from you desktop bookshelf account

For more information, please refer to the VitalSource App FAQ or for a link to the App please visit the following URL: