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Ebooks on mobile devices

Read VLebooks online on an Android

Read online icon  Read online

You can access and read ebooks online using an Android device using the Chrome browser. Access them the same way you would on a PC - via the relevant section or search tool from the Manchester Metropolitan University Library Services website.

Please be aware that the VLebooks site is not optimised for mobile devices.

Whilst it is possible, you may have difficulty navigating ebooks using this method.

From the ebook details page, tap Read Online to open the ebook viewer.

Vlebook read online


The online reader will open in a new browser tab.

VLE reader on mobile device

For more about how to use the VLebooks online reader visit their guide.

Download VLebooks to an Android

Download icon Download

Before you begin to download an ebook from VLebooks you must have:

  • VLebook reader app - CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE - in contact with supplier about this app
  • Adobe Digital Editions account, (sign up for free here)

Clicking on the title of a VLebook in either Library Search, or from the link in the Catalogue, takes you to the ebook's details page on the VLebooks site.

From the details page select Download.

Download button VLereader

The standard loan length is 1 day/24 hours. Tap Download to begin.

VLebooks will generate the download file.


Once completed click the link to download.

download link for vlebooks

The ebook file will be downloaded to your device.


This will prompt the VLebooks app to open automatically.

If you are using the app for the first time you will need to log in to the app with your Adobe Digital Edtions credentials.

Enter your Adobe Digital Editions user ID and password then tap Authorize.

VLE Adobe authorization page

The app will complete the ebook download.

VLebook download

The ebook will appear in your VLebook library.

VLebook reader library android

Tap the cover to open and read.

VLebook open