Link to a Specific Location Within Your Text in Bookshelf®

Link to a Specific Location Within Your Text in Bookshelf®

There are two options for copying a link to a location within your text to send to others, and the method that you choose depends on whether or not you access Bookshelf through a Learning Management System (LMS).:

  1. If you access Bookshelf at, follow the instructions below.
  2. If you access content within Bookshelf from within an LMS, click here

Use our Deep-Link Generator to create a link to a specific book location when accessing Bookshelf through an LMS (ex. Canvas, Moodle, D2L/Brightspace, Blackboard, etc.) 

In order to create a deep link to content, you must have access to the content via the LMS integration. Also, verify that you're creating a link to the correct VitalSource SKU before sending it to others.

  1. In Bookshelf, navigate to the location of the book that you want to link to. 
  2. In the Table of Contents, click the three-dot icon, then click Copy Page URL.
  3. A pop-up will appear with the URL. Click Copy.
  4. Open the Deep-Linking Generator Template attached to this article. 
  5. Paste the URL in the cell in column B, then paste the SKU in column A.
  6. Copy the URL in Column I to distribute the link to your content from within your LMS.

Copy a URL to a specific location within your text in Bookshelf Online

  1. Navigate to your desired destination using the Table of Contents, Go to Page functionality or the scrubber bar.
  1. Click Copy Page URL from the three-dot icon in the Table of Contents.


  1. Copy the link and paste it anywhere to instantly reference specific material. Note: Only users with a license will be able to access the content.


If a user without a license for the referenced material clicks the link, they will see the following:


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