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Elegant Solutions

to complex challenges.

From affordability and quality concerns to operational and financial strains, the education industry faces complex challenges—and RedShelf is helping to address them. Our dynamic digital course materials save students money and enhance engagement while improving sell-through. Our end-to-end distribution software streamlines operations while providing a more seamless student experience.

RedShelf distributes roughly a million digital titles (including both eBooks and courseware) from more than 10,000 diverse publishers and content creators. Our eBooks are delivered on the industry-leading RedShelf eReader, packed with built-in study tools and engagement features that bring content to life in ways that print simply can't.


By upgrading an eBook to RedShelf Classroom, publishers and instructors can enhance the content even further, embedding discussion questions and quizzes throughout the book to increase engagement, assess comprehension, identify at-risk students, and inform classroom instruction.

  • Online & Offline Access From Any Device

  • Highlighting

  • Note-Taking & Sharing

  • Study Guide Builder

  • Flashcard Creator

  • Definitions

  • Citations

  • Text-to-Speech (Read Aloud)

  • Quizzes

  • Analytics

Digital Course Materials


Distribution Software

Known as our Content Delivery System, our distribution software streamlines and simplifies the many complex workflows involved in acquiring, pricing, selling, delivering, and billing for textbooks and course materials. The various features and tools within our software may be used a la carte or as a comprehensive solution—flexibly expanding right along with your vision and needs.  

  • Publisher Catalog Management

  • Faculty Adoptions

  • Publisher Pricing 

  • Inclusive Access Administration

  • POS and eCommerce Sales

  • Materials Delivery/Access

  • Student Invoicing

  • Publisher Billing & Reconciliation

  • User Data and Business Analytics 

Complex Challenges. Elegant Solutions.

Improving Access & Equity

Lower cost of attendance (up to 80% less than print); guaranteed first-day access for every student; built-in accessibility for students with disabilities; ability to read online or offline

Encouraging Learner Engagement 

Built-in study tools (e.g. flashcards, study guide builders), plus option to embed quizzes, discussion questions, and more

Delivering a Consistent, Positive Experience

Uninterrupted learning on-campus or remote; a single point of access to all materials via the LMS; academic freedom to choose from 1MM+ digital titles 

Driving Operational Efficiency

Reduced physical inventory burden; streamlined administrative processes; turnkey system integrations

Effectively Leveraging & Protecting Data

Rich student user insights to identify at-risk students and inform teaching; real-time sales performance data; unmatched security and privacy standards

Ensuring Financial Sustainability

90+% average sell-through via Inclusive Access, keeping critical textbook revenue on campus

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