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eBooks: VLeBOOKS


Any individual eBook we buy are housed on 'platform' websites. VLeBOOKS is one such platform. This page explains how to use eBooks on VLeBOOKS.

Most VLeBooks can be used by more than one person at a time.

Read Online and Bookshelf

Reading online is the best option with VLeBOOKS. Simply click the Read Online button. You will need an internet connection to read books online.

You can save your favourite and essential reading to your personal bookshelf to read later. You can create multiple bookshelves for different topics.

Copying and printing

To be able to copy text from a page of a VLeBOOK, you need to click on the Copy button. This will allow you to copy any text on the selected page.

To print pages click on the Print button. You will then be told how many pages you are allowed to print from the book.


The VLeBOOKS website has a number of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). These include instructions on how to download an eBook, how to read an eBook on your Android or Apple device and how to download Adobe Digital Editions.

Logging in

When logging in to a VLeBOOK:

1. Choose the Shibboleth Login.

2. From the list of institutions choose University of Hull (Shibboleth).

3. At the University of Hull Login Services page enter your Hull user ID and Password.

Download a VLeBOOK

VLeBooks can be downloaded to your device for one day.

Click on the Download button option when first accessing the eBook to download the book to your device, whether it is a computer, smartphone, tablet etc. There are clear on-screen instructions for a range of devices. 

Note: To download eBooks you need a device that is compatible with Adobe DRM (Digital rights management).

To download Adobe Digital Editions for FREE, click here.

You'll also need to download, for FREE, either the VLeBooks eBook Reader app or Bluefire reader. The VLeBooks app is available from the Google store, click here. Bluefire reader is available here

For further information and help on downloading eBooks please click on the link in the VLeBOOKS Help section.

VLeBOOK control panel