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Need Your Password?

After you log in to Blackboard, click on a course (any course) to see the MBS Direct Bookshelf link, and then click on it.

You will see a Sign In box, asking for an email address and password.  Click on "Forgot Password?" down near the bottom.

Next, enter your school email address (e.g. john.doe@mymail.centralpenn.edu) if you used a voucher [since that is the address associated with the voucher purchases] or a personal email address [if that is what you used on the bookstore website] and then click "Submit."

Find the Password Reset email in your school email mailbox (check Clutter/Junk/Spam folder if you don't see it in your Inbox).

Click on the included link, which should take you to a page where you can Enter and Re-Enter a password.

Next, return to Blackboard, and enter your email address and the password you just created at the Sign In box:

After logging in, you should see the items you ordered from MBS (still within Blackboard).  Click "Access Content" to be redirected to the ebook platform (VitalSource Bookshelf).

Enter your email address again.

Pick a Security Question and Answer, a password you'll remember, and click to agree to the Terms of Use, before clicking on "Finish."

Go to https://www.vitalsource.com/bookshelf-features for more information on using your electronic books.