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Why RedShelf?

More than 1,500 colleges, 10,000 publishers, and millions of students choose RedShelf, making us one of the leading education companies in the nation, named to the Inc. 5000 for the past three consecutive years. Here are just a few of the reasons we’ve become a leader in digital content delivery. 

One-Stop Shopping

While many vendors offer one or two pieces of the puzzle, we offer everything our partners need to go digital—rapid digitization and nationwide distribution for publishers, a vast catalog of digital textbooks and courseware for colleges, and the workflow software for efficiently adopting, pricing, selling, delivering, and billing for those materials. 

Unparalleled Support

Many software companies expect customers to get by largely on their own. At RedShelf, our partners are assigned a dedicated team of individuals who roll up their sleeves and do what it takes to help them succeed. In addition, our partners have access to empathy-based support from our help desk staff as well as self-service troubleshooting through the RedShelf Solve knowledge base. We’re proud to maintain a customer satisfaction rating (CSAT) of over 95%. 

Maximum Sell-Through 

The vast majority of students (typically well over 90%) choose to purchase their materials through our Inclusive Access programs due to the unbeatable cost-savings and convenience—which, in turn, supports the financial sustainability of our publishing and campus partners.

Unified Experience, Unified Data

As a single-platform solution, RedShelf’s Content Delivery System enables institutions to administer all course materials through a single process and platform. Students enjoy a consistent access point for all their required materials, while publishers and college administrators benefit from comprehensive, holistic billing reports, user analytics, and business data across all sales channels. 

A Leading-Edge eReader

All of our digital textbooks are delivered on the best-in-class RedShelf eReader, packed with built-in study tools including highlighting, definitions, text-to-speech, flashcards, note-sharing, and more. By upgrading to RedShelf Classroom, publishers and faculty members can enhance content even further through assignments, quizzes, and multimedia.

Affordability & First-Day Access

Priced up to 80% below print and never out-of-stock or out-of-date, digital course materials help to ensure that every student has access to the materials they need to learn, by the first day of class. 

Industry-Leading Accessibility

Leveraging an accessibility-first design methodology—led by our own in-house accessibility team—RedShelf’s technology ensures equivalent experiences for all students, even those who don’t disclose an existing disability. 

Effortless Evolution

Our customers frequently tell us that we make digital evolution “effortless”—so frequently, in fact, that it’s become an unofficial slogan.  We have worked hard to build technology that is not only intuitive and easy to use, but integrates seamlessly with existing systems, reduces operational complexity, and delivers a truly frictionless experience for administrators and students alike. 

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What Our Partners Are Saying...

RedShelf has been the most reliable partner in our Inclusive Access program. It starts with the people you employ; whenever we, at the bookstore, need something, the responses are always same-day and the same is true when our students need something. So many companies out there (not just in the digital or textbook market) could learn many things about the way to conduct themselves with clients and partners alike.

Tony D'Urso

Course Materials Manager

University of New Mexico Bookstore

RedShelf is a great company to work with. We love the digital delivery and the eReader which makes access much simpler for students!

Tammy Gocial

Associate Academic Vice President

Maryville University

RedShelf solves problems faster than just about everyone.

Justin Foley

Towson University Bookstore

I love the ease of the process and the great staff that help you along the way!

Brenda Lowery

Bookstore Manager

Oakland Community College

Great to work with, great user experience, responsive, and fun!

J Hayward

Jones and Bartlett Learning

I would have given RedShelf an 11 but it was not one of the choices!

Micah Ruddell

Assissstant Manager

Kilgore College Bookstore

The customer service is personal, not corporate. I appreciate that everyone on the team is on the same page in serving stores and customers.

Heather Dean

Assistant Director

Iowa State University Bookstore

Great service, friendly people, great turnaround.


Thomas Thibodseau

Assistant Provost

New England Institute of Technology

All RedShelf staff I've interacted with have been extremely helpful, quick to respond, and knowledgeable. The feedback we've heard from students has also been very positive. They are a pleasure to work with.

Diane Teague


Azusa Pacific University Bookstore

Fast response time, works to get us the information we need. Works with our IT to get everything set-up and rolling. Flexible invoicing, too.

Cliff Hoy

Bookstore/Post Office Manager

Tusculum University

Strong integration and partnership. An essential component of our DDA program.

Christopher Wirth


Anne Arundel Community College Bookstore

Completely satisfied with RedShelf's service and products along with great customer service.

Julie McCoy

Administrative Coordinator/Manager

University of South Carolina-Sumter Bookstore

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