Online eTextbook Checkout During COVID-19 Online Courses

During this challenging time, the Campus Store is committed to its mission of enriching the educational environment of USU through products and services, which includes delivering educational materials to students and faculty. To help alleviate the stress of moving all Spring 2020 courses online, we have collaborated with our digital materials partner, VitalSource, to make a large library of eTextbooks available online for free through May 25.

Students and faculty will be able to checkout up to 7 eTextbooks from a library of over 52,000 titles. While not every USU course required textbook will be available in this library, the catalog is extensive and should aid students in many courses.

How To Checkout eTextbooks

1. Visit

2. Create an account or login with your USU issued email address ( or

3. Click the “Explore” tab

4. Search for your course required textbooks using title or ISBN (get your course booklist at

6. Click "borrow" to add the title to your bookshelf

7. You will be able to see a counter of how many eTextbook checkouts you have remaining

8. These titles will be available until May 25, 2020, after which the title will be removed from their account.

Start Checking-out eTextbooks