VLeBooks

Students

There are two login options: QAHE Office 365 and Organisation ID + username + password.

  1. QAHE Office 365 login

On the VLeBooks home page, select Office 365.

  • Username: qa followed by your student number, then @qahe365.onmicrosoft.com, e.g. qa10123456@qahe365.onmicrosoft.com

  • Password: Qa (case sensitive) followed by your date of birth, e.g. Qa31051997.

  1. Organisation ID + username + password

On the VLeBooks home page:

  • Organisation ID: qahigher

  • Username: the email address used for enrolment

  • Password: QAHEStudent

Apprentices

  • Organisation ID: qahigher

  • Username: the email address used for enrolment

  • Password: please check the VLeBooks welcome email sent to your email address on Canvas. If you are unsure what your password is, request its change (use the email address registered on Canvas). Or contact the Library.

Staff

There are two login options:

  1. QAHE Office 365 login

On the VLeBooks home page, select Office 365.

  1. QA Office 365 login (on-campus PCs or laptops with the QA VPN)

On the VLeBooks home page, select Office 365.

  • Username: CORP domain username followed by @qa.com, e.g. jbond@qa.com.

  • Password: same as for your staff laptop.

Reading online

Reading online (Read Online button) without downloading ebooks offers the best reading experience. It is particularly convenient on computer screens.

ReadAloud (text to speech) is available.

To save selected pages to your PC, use the Print option, then choose PDF.

Online Reader guide (PDF)

If a Safari browser on a Mac PC blocks pop-up windows necessary for reading ebooks online, go to Safari in the browser menu - Preferences - Websites, then allow pop-up windows.

To use a Safari browser for reading VLeBooks online on iPhone and iPads, go to Setting , scroll down to Safari and open the menu; scroll down to Block Pop-ups and disable it.

Download

Reading VLeBooks ebooks online (Read Online button) is the easiest option and offers the best reading experience.

If you want to read ebooks offline, you can download most of them for one or more days.

Tablets and phones running Android and iOS are suitable for ebook downloads. Classic Kindles and similar e-readers are not compatible with VLeBooks.

Apps and Adobe ID

  1. Create a free Adobe ID.

  2. Download a free Adobe Digital Editions app (all devices) or VLeBooks app (iOS devices).

  3. Authorize your app account with the Adobe ID.

  4. Using a browser (Edge, Safari, Chrome, Opera) log into your VLeBooks account, find the book you want, and select Download.

On Android devices, the file will be imported into the Adobe Digital Editions app automatically.

Downloading to iPad

How to download an ebook to PC or Mac

How to download an ebook to an Apple device

FAQs

A session expired and you can't access the same ebook again

Usually, this means VLeBooks assumed you finished using the book on that occasion and made your copy available to other users. Log out from VLeBooks and log in again. You should be able to access the same ebook again.

Horizontal v. vertical scrolling

Ebooks on VLeBooks may be in PDF or Epub formats. The PDF format offers the book-like appearance of pages, they scroll down vertically by default. Use the Page Layout button in the menu to switch between single, double (as in a printed book), and blanket page views.

The text of the Epub format ebooks reflows according to the screen size. On large computer screens, it scrolls horizontally by default. If you prefer vertical scrolling, use the Page Layout button in the menu to switch.

Further help

For help, please contact the Library.

See also web guides and video guides.