Tell me how to get to my VitalSource eTextbooks.


To access your VitalSource content:

  • Traditional Rasmussen Students:
    • If you are a new student or receiving eTextbooks for the first time, you must click on the Access eTextbook link provided in the “Your eTextbook(s) are now available” email to setup your VitalSource account and receive your eTextbooks. An example of the e-mail you should have received is below.
    • Once you have created your account or if you had an account previously on CourseSmart you can go to and log in with your email address and password to access your eTextbooks.
    • Email from with subject: Your eTextbook(s) are now available

    • If you cannot find your eTextbook(s) e-mail or need additional assistance accessing VitalSource, please contact the Personal Support Center



  • CBE Students
    • There is an eTextbook link in your online course
    • Go to the Getting Started page then select the eTextbook link
    • You will not need a login and password
    • Begin Reading


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  • Last Updated May 30, 2024
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