RedShelf Awarded As Exclusive Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) Digital Textbooks Vendor

CHICAGO--()--RedShelf, a Chicago-based educational software company and one of the fastest-growing distributors of eTextbooks in the U.S., has been awarded by IPHEC to deliver affordable digital course materials to thousands of Illinois students.

“IPHEC is excited to have RedShelf as an awarded IPHEC vendor for textbooks,” said Aaron Carter, Executive Director of the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative. “As an awarded IPHEC vendor, RedShelf will have the opportunity to service all 13 Public Higher Education Institutions as well as Illinois Community Colleges. Through the Solicitation and award process, RedShelf has proven they will be a valuable partner, and I know they are as excited as I am to fulfill the needs within Illinois Higher Education.”

RedShelf will have the opportunity to serve the following institutions, not including community colleges in Illinois:

Chicago State University (CSU)

Eastern Illinois University (EIU)

Governors State University (GSU)

Illinois State University (ISU)

Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU)

Northern Illinois University (NIU)

Southern Illinois University (SIUC)

Southern Illinois University (SIUE)

SIU School of Medicine (SIUmed)

University of Illinois (UIUC)

University of Illinois (UIC)

University of Illinois (UIS)

Western Illinois University (WIU)

RedShelf was selected as an IPHEC vendor as part of a Request for Proposal (RFP) submission and review process. RedShelf was one of only seven vendors selected, and the only vendor chosen as a digital course materials partner. All seven IPHEC vendors will work together to fulfill the new and used textbook needs for Illinois Higher Education.

“RedShelf continues to strengthen its status as a market leader in the distribution of digital educational content," stated Roberto Torreggiani, Executive Director, Enterprise Sales at RedShelf. "We're honored the IPHEC has selected us to provide digital textbooks and technology from hundreds of publishing partners."

Launched in 2012, RedShelf has grown 300% year-over-year by transitioning the learning community from print to digital and giving all students access to course materials at an affordable price. Today, RedShelf partners with 550+ college and university bookstores, offering students over 500,000 digital titles at up to 80% off the cost of print.

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About RedShelf

Using a seamless browser-based eReader solution, RedShelf provides easily accessible and cost-effective learning materials to students everywhere. As a leading supplier of digital learning materials, RedShelf provides technology to the learning community to accelerate the transition to digital. In collaboration with strategic partners, publishers, institutions, and campus bookstores, RedShelf streamlines the discovery and distribution of digital textbooks and other digital course materials for today's students.


Lindsay Raleigh


Lindsay Raleigh