Redeeming a RedShelf Code

Redeeming a RedShelf Code

If you have received a 16-digit RedShelf code from your campus bookstore, you will need to use the following process to gain access to your Connect For Education course text: 

  1. To redeem your 16-digit code on the RedShelf site (, you must first create an account on the RedShelf site.
  2. Once you have created an account on the RedShelf site, enter your 16-digit code to redeem your 14-digit Connect For Education access code. 
  3. Register your 14-digit Connect For Education access code either at or by accessing your course through your school's Canvas or Blackboard course sites. If you are not sure how to proceed with your registration once you've received your 14-digit Connect For Education access code, please reach out to us at or by phone at (703)880-1180, ext. 200 (M-F, 9am-6pm EST).

Please note, Connect For Education is not affiliated with RedShelf and would not be able to assist with any issues related to account creation on the RedShelf site. For any problems related to your RedShelf account or 16-digit RedShelf code, we recommend following up with your campus bookstore staff and/or instructor.

For additional information on the RedShelf process, please review the following RedShelf Help Page: This page walks you through creating your account and redeeming your RedShelf code, as well as resetting your password. To submit a RedShelf support request, you may use the following page:  

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