About Us

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 to help bookstores and others more efficiently manage their course materials delivery processes. 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.


Our 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.

Packed with interactive features, our digital course materials enhance 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.


A fast and simple course material sampling and selection process for instructors and academic leaders. View Fact Sheet in Separate Tab.


Seamless POS and LMS integrations to support both in-store sales and Inclusive Access. View Fact Sheet in Separate Tab.


Dynamic and engaging course materials that enhance teaching and learning. View Fact Sheet in Separate Tab.

Billing & Reporting

Consolidated billing reports and quick invoice turn-around. View Fact Sheet in Separate Tab.


Data and dashboards delivering powerful, real-time insight into student learning and outcomes. View Fact Sheet in Separate Tab.