VBK - VitalSource eBook

What is a VBK file

Files with the VBK extension can contain different kinds of data. A common one is used for e-book files used by the VitalSource Bookshelf. VBK files are typically DRM protected and contain textbooks and other learning material. VitalSource Bookshelf is a program and application for Windows and Mac computers as well as mobile devices running on Android or iOS. It allows you to purchase and read e-books, but requires an account to work.

E-book files that are saved as VBK files can only be opened by the VitalSource Bookshelf. Their DRM protection further protects these files from being used in other ways. Usually, VBK files contain different kinds of digital textbooks. As a user of VitalSource Bookshelf, you also have the possibility to obtain a digital version of textbooks you own as a physical copy.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open VBK documents:

  • VitalSource Bookshelf (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android)
Extension VBK
MIME type application/octet-stream
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