Student login

  • Organisation ID: qahigher

  • Username: the email address used for enrolment

  • Password: please check your VLeBooks welcome email; normally Qa followed by eight digits of your DOB, e.g. Qa26121994. Apprentices: please check your onboarding Canvas page.

Staff login

Select Office 365 from the list of login options. Use your QA Office 365 credentials. When working remotely, you must be on the corporate VPN to use the Office 365 authentication.

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.


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


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.

Further help

For help, please contact the Library.

See also web guides and video guides.