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Virtual QVCC Open for - Original Version: Virtual Textbooks

Virtual Textbooks available for FREE


VitalSource Bookshetl - Free eTextbooks for Students

Faculty AND STUDENTS can obtain access to ebook versions of their textbooks. Create an account using your college email address. March 16 through May 25, 2020. There is a limit of 7 ebooks per user.  For more details see  Some QVCC faculty have already had success here - they've received access to ebook versions of print text.  If you already have an account, login here:

Follett Bookstore - Free eTextbooks for Students

Free access to ebooks. As part of its partnership with RedShelf, a leading ebook provider, FHEG will offer full free ebook access to students on Follett-managed college campuses in support of online learning, reaching as many as 8 million students through 2,700 physical and virtual locations. Students must have an “.edu” email address at a not-for-profit semester-system school, and there is a limit of seven ebook units per student. To access the free ebooks, visit

How to Get No-Cost eBook Access Using RedShelf


1. Get the exact title or the ISBN for your textbook

Find this in your syllabus or look up your textbook information at the Bookstore Website

2. Go to

3. Scroll down and click "Access Free eBooks"

4. Search for the book you wish to add, if found...Click "View Details"

5. Log in to your account with your student (.edu) email address.  You must use your QVCC college email address for this step!

6. Click "Add to My Shelf" and you will be redirected to your "My Shelf"

7. Select "Start Reading!"