Published: March 17, 2020

At the CU Book Store, our primary responsibility is to ensure students have access to the materials they need to succeed in their courses.

With the transition to online learning, some students will lose access to course materials they previously shared with classmates or instructors, or accessed via the library. To support these students, the CU Book Store partnered with their digital course materials provider, VitalSource, and leading publishers, to launch VitalSource Helps, a program that provides access to ebooks to all CU Boulder students through May 25. Students may begin accessing these materials today at More than 52,000 titles are available, and students will be able to access up to seven of these titles for free.

Further information, including answers to frequently asked questions for students and publishers can be found here. 

We hope this will be of assistance to you and your students. If you have additional questions that the FAQ above can’t answer, please email or