Digital Textbooks FAQs

Where can I find information on how to use digital textbooks?

How to Order and Access Digital Textbooks and VitalSource will tell you about how to use digital textbooks.

Can anyone purchase digital textbooks?

Digital textbooks are available to both Abeka schools and homeschoolers.

How do I obtain digital textbooks?

Digital textbooks are sold on the Abeka website. After the digital textbook is purchased, a redemption code is issued to be redeemed at the VitalSource website. Once you redeem the code on the VitalSource website, you can download your book on the VitalSource app.

  1. Go to
  2. Fill out the required information.
  3. Click Create Account.
  4. You have successfully set up your VitalSource account.
  5. Be sure you and your child remember your VitalSource login information. This is how you’ll access your digital textbooks on any device.

Can students access their digital textbooks on multiple devices?

Yes. To see which devices are compatible, go to VitalSource’s Bookshelf Download Page.

With which platforms are digital textbooks compatible?

Windows 10, macOS 10.12, iOS 13, Android 5.0, Kindle Fire (4th generation or greater) running Fire OS or later, Chromebook, and Web. Previous bookshelf versions are available for Windows 7 and 8, and macOS X. To see which devices are compatible, go to VitalSource’s Bookshelf Download Page.

Will study notes transfer across multiple devices?

Notes and highlights made in Bookshelf Online will sync across to your other computers and mobile devices running Bookshelf. To read more about notes and highlights, go to VitalSource Support.

What are the system recommendations for digital textbooks?

An updated version of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox, and a DSL Internet connection are recommended.

To see the most recent updates and system requirements, you can go to VitalSource’s Announcement Center.

Are digital textbooks offered with the Abeka Academy program?

Yes. Digital textbooks are available with Abeka Academy.

Can digital textbooks be reused?

Digital books are licensed for 12 months starting at the redemption date.

I am having a problem that is not listed in the FAQs. What should I do?

Feel free to give us a call at (877) 223-5226. We have customer service specialists who would be happy to help you.