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Compton College / Library-Student Success Center / Redshelf




  1. Go to https://studentresponse.redshelf.com/accounts/login/ and click "Create an Account"
  2. Fill in and submit the form. Please use your @compton.edu username for your email address here.
  3. RedShelf will send an email to your address. Click the link in the email to confirm your account.
  4. Congratulations. You are now ready to borrow books from RedShelf.



  1. Go to https://studentresponse.redshelf.com/ and login using your Compton email address and VitalSource password.
  2. In the search box, type the author/title or ISBN of your book and click the red "Search" button.
  3. Books matching your search terms (if any) will appear on the screen. Click on a book to borrow it
  4. A form will appear on the right side of the screen. Click the blue "Add To My Shelf" button to include the book in your library.
    (WARNING: Once you borrow a book, you will not be able to "send it back." You can borrow up to seven books. Choose carefully!)
  5. The next screen is the "My Shelf" screen. Click the green "Start Reading" button.
  6. The book will appear on the screen. Use the arrows on the left/right to select chapter, then scroll down the page.. Click the sidebar menu icon to access features such as notes, highlights, bookmarks, and text-to-speech.

Happy reading!

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