Published: March 17, 2020

In light of the rapid move to online courses and learning, the CU Book Store has partnered with their digital course materials platform, VitalSource, and leading publishers to launch VitalSource Helps, a program offering free access to ebooks for students who may have lost access to course materials. 

If you previously accessed textbooks via the library, shared a book with a classmate, or left your books on campus, visit to access free ebooks through May 25. VitalSource Helps provides access to an expansive catalog of ebooks, but some content may not be available and access is limited to seven titles.

Getting started

To access free materials, you must use your email address to log in or create an account. Before you get started, we encourage you to review this student FAQ

We hope this will be of assistance to you as you continue your studies online. If you have additional questions that the FAQ above can’t answer please email