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Access the database


  • All our ebooks from VLeBooks are included in the Library catalogue and Library Search.
  • You may read them online on and off campus. 
  • Log in using your University ID and password.
  • When browsing or searching the VLeBook website select Read Online to read an ebook.

Please note: some ebooks have simultaneous user limits set by the publisher. If you get a message stating the book is already in use, just try again in 15 minutes. 


The number of pages you can print varies, depending on the copyright restrictions on each title set by the publisher.

Use the Print button (screenshot below) to find out how many pages you can print from an ebook.

 print button from read online page.


VLeBooks allow you to copy a section from a page or one single page at a time. The amount you are allowed to copy depends on the publisher. Select Copy to find out how many pages you can copy from an ebook.

Some eBook titles from VLeBooks are downloadable. You cannot read a downloaded VLeBook on an University PC or Mac. To download a title to your personal PC, Mac or mobile device for one day (24 hours) you will need e-Reading software. Please see the downloading section of this guide for more information about this option.

Additional features

Search the full text of an ebook.

Make notes.

Overlay colours.


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