VitalSource is an online bookshelf program that is used to access e-books for your courses. Within this software, you can download, access, and read your course materials. You are also able to access your e-books on-the-go by downloading the VitalSource app to your mobile device or tablet.
E-books are downloaded and accessed in Vital Source. The file size of an e-book can range from a few MB to 1GB depending on the type, size, and contents of the e-book. Once you have successfully downloaded the e-book to your computer you do not need to be connected to the internet to view it again.
Students whose books are provided by Walden will receive an email notification when their e-books are available for download. If you no longer have the email with download instructions, but your eBook was ordered within the last 12 months, you can download it directly from MBS Direct by visiting MBS Direct. You will be prompted to login to your account with your MBS Direct Username and Password.
*If this is your first time visiting the site, please login with the following credentials:
Username: is your Waldenu.edu Email Address
Password: is your Phone Number, including area code (no dashes)
* If unable to access your account, please use the “Forgot Password?” link.
After logging into MBS Direct, review the Terms & Conditions and complete the following steps to download your e-book:
Your eBook is now associated to your VitalSource account and you may begin using your eBook. We strongly encourage downloading all of your eBooks onto at least one device for long-term access lasting the duration of your academic program. Online access through the site, mbsdirect.vitalsource.com expires after 365 days, but access to downloaded eBooks typically does not expire. You may download the VitalSource bookshelf app at http://www.vitalsource.com/.