What We Do

Improving education, together.

Founded in 2012 and recently named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private businesses by Inc. Magazine, RedShelf is a Chicago-based EdTech company helping to improve education through the use of digital instructional resources. 

We distribute nearly a million digital titles from 400+ publishers, and offer an end-to-end Content Delivery System that streamlines the many complex workflows involved in acquiring, selling, delivering, and billing for course materials. We help our partners adapt in the digital age, do more in less time, and make an even greater impact on their students and institutions.

While we've always been focused on improving the future of education, we've never been out to disrupt the industry. Our goal has always been to work with it to create lasting change. Building our technology in close consultation with the education community, we've created a seamless and effortless technology platform that truly meets their needs and works in their worlds. That collaborative approach is one of the reasons we’ve become a leading provider in helping the industry evolve.

  • One of the nation's fastest-growing private companies

  • Distributing nearly a million digital titles from 400+ publishers

  • Providing digital materials to millions of students across thousands of campuses nationwide
  • Nation’s most utilized Inclusive Access platform among independent bookstores, and primary digital provider to all Follett-managed campus stores

Course materials brought to life.

Our dynamic cloud-based eReader enhances teaching and learning in ways that print simply can't.

Build study guides

for review and test prep

Highlight text, take notes,

and share with classmates

Generate citations

(APA, MLA, and Chicago-Style)

instantly and effortlessly

Define unfamiliar words

quickly and easily

Have text read aloud

and select the voice and pace 

Create flashcards

while reading

Print select pages

or read offline when needed

Engage students

with discussion questions, quizzes, and more

An end-to-end Content Delivery System to help you make it happen.

Our seamless, single-platform technology streamlines every step in your materials delivery process.


Our RedShelf Adopt tool streamlines the process of requesting faculty course material adoptions, tracking submissions, and communicating with stakeholders throughout the adoption period. 


Our seamless system integrations support in-store sales, white-labeled eCommerce, and Inclusive Access (IA), while RedShelf LINK provides students one-click access to publisher courseware. RedShelf Course Manager makes launching your IA courses fast and efficient, from gathering publisher pricing to embedding relevant information in your LMS. 


The RedShelf eReader gives students anytime access to required course materials packed with efficient study tools. An upgrade to RedShelf Classroom empowers publishers to further enhance content, drive engagement, assess comprehension, and inform teaching.

Billing & Reporting

RedShelf’s convenient, consolidated billing reports and quick invoice turnaround simplify billing from all sales channels and multiple publishers.


Data and dashboards deliver rich insights to students, faculty, materials managers, and administrators.

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