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To our faculty and staff partners,

The University of Minnesota Bookstores is committed to helping you and your students as the campus transitions to off-site learning. Here is some information from our course materials vendors on digital resources available to you and your students.

In addition, the University of Minnesota Bookstores is offering free shipping on all textbook orders so your students can access the print materials they need as well. Please note, our system will show shipping charges when the order is placed, but our team will manually remove these charges on all student textbook orders.

Digital Resources



We are here to help you and your students at the UMN.  Reference the information below about the free access Cengage is offering as well as a recorded webinar from one of our faculty partners about moving courses online. 

Cengage is offering complimentary access to you and your students to any of our eBooks and courseware solutions and CengageUnlimited (MindTap, WebAssign, Owlv2, etc..) for the rest of the semester. 

If this is something that you are interested in, please reach out to Cengage so we can schedule a training and we get your courses set up to offer this solution.

You can access many on-demand trainings, quick start guides, how-to videos at our training website located at
Here is a recorded video webinar on transitioning your courses to online


We are making all Norton Ebooks (titles that have eBooks), and most of our companion media free to adopters and non-adopters thru June 12.


Pearson has a variety of help resources available to you. Please visit their site
for expert information to make the most out of online learning.

Find resources at


Through our RedShelf Responds initiative, we’re providing free access to digital textbooks (to students from nonprofit, semester-based colleges and universities) through May 25 thanks to the generosity of our publishing partners.

To learn more about the program, visit for full details. 

Students interested in taking advantage of the program should visit



VitalSource, one of our online textbook providers, is offering free access to ebooks for students at identified semester-calendar institutions through May 25, 2020. While over 100 leading publishers have made ebooks available through this program, courseware and titles from non-participating publishers aren’t included. Students can get started using this service today at by logging in with their institution-provided email address. Each account can access up to seven titles.
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