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E-books: VLeBooks

VLeBooks


Once you have found a book you think may be useful for your studies, you will have three options to proceed further: Read OnlineDownload and Bookshelf. 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 e-book.

Some e-book titles from VLeBooks are downloadable. To download a title to your personal PC, Mac or mobile device for one day (24 hours) you will need the e-Reading software Adobe Digital Editions. You'll also need an e-reader app if you want to read the downloaded eBook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device. For help on downloading Adobe Digital Editions and using VLeBooks on iOS and Android, see the relevant tabs on this page. 

Before you start, ensure you have created your free Adobe ID, required to read DRM protected eBooks from VLeBooks.com.

1. If you already have an existing Adobe ID follow the instructions in section 3.

Otherwise, to create one, go to: https://www.adobe.com/account/sign-in.adobedotcom.html and click the 'Don’t have an Adobe ID?' link.

Complete the form and scroll to the bottom of the page and click 'Continue'.

Image for creating Adobe ID

2. On your device, go to the App Store and search for ‘VleBooks’.

3. To install and set up your App, and download your first book, follow the steps below.

a) Open the App Store on your device and search for VLeBooks.

Press VLeBooks and then press Install.

Image of VLeBook on App Store

b) Click the VLeBooks icon on your device to open the App.

You will be prompted to Authorize the app with your Adobe ID. Press Authorize to continue to the next step.

Should you choose to do this later, you can click on the info tab at any time to enter your Adobe ID.

Image of VLeBook authorise screen on App Store

c) Enter your Adobe ID and password, and press ‘Authorize’ once done.

Image of Adobe ID login

d) If successful, you will receive a confirmation message like this.

If there is an error with your username and password, you will be prompted to try again.

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e) You are now ready to download your first book!

Using the Internet Browser on your device, go towww.vlebooks.com and log in.

Search for the book you want to download, and press the Download button.

Choose how many days you wish to download it for and press Download.

Once generated, click the Download link, and when prompted click ‘Open in VLeBooks’. You may need to press ‘Open In’ to choose the VLeBooks application.

Image of downloading dialogue

f) This will start the download of the book into VLeBooks for iOS.

Image of VLeBook on App Store

g) Once complete, you will be asked whether you wish to be taken to your library, or read the book now.

Pressing ‘Read Now’ will open the book for you to begin reading!

Image of ebook open in VLeBook

Before you start, ensure you have created your free Adobe ID, required to read DRM protected eBooks from VLeBooks.com.

1. If you already have an existing Adobe ID follow the instructions in section 3.

Otherwise, to create one, go to: https://www.adobe.com/account/sign-in.adobedotcom.html and click the 'Don’t have an Adobe ID?' link.

Complete the form and scroll to the bottom of the page and click 'Continue'.

Image for creating Adobe ID

2. On your device, go to the Play Store app and search for ‘VleBooks’.

3. To install and set up your App, and download your first book, follow the steps below.

a) Open the Play Store App on your device and search for VLeBooks.

Press VLeBooks and then press Install.

Image of Google Play store

b) When prompted, press ‘Accept & download’ to begin installing the App.

You will be notified when the App finishes installing.

Image of Google Play downloading app

c) Click the VLeBooks icon on your device to open the App.

You will be taken to your Library, which currently doesn’t have any books in it.

Before you download a book into VLeBooks for Android, open the app on your device and click the ‘Info’ button on the bottom toolbar.

Image of VLeBook app start up

d) Enter your Adobe ID and password, and press ‘Authorize’ once done.

Image of VLeBook app Adobe ID login

e) If successful, you will receive a confirmation message like this.

If there is an error with your username and password, you will be prompted to try again.

Image of VLeBook app login success

f) You are now ready to download your first book!

Using the Internet Browser on your device, go towww.vlebooks.com and log in.

Search for the book you want to download, and press the Download button.

Choose how many days you wish to download it for and press Download.

Once generated, click the Download link, and when prompted click ‘Download to VLeBooks’.

Image of application choice screen

g) This will start the download of the book into VLeBooks for Android.

Image of ebook downloading

h) Once complete, you will be asked whether you wish to be taken to your library, or read the book now.

Pressing ‘Read Now’ will open the book for you to begin reading!

Image ebook open in VLeBook

Search and Dictionary

Search and dictionary options are available via the left side panel and are located within the search tab. To use this feature simply click the option you would like to use located under the search box and then input the word into the search box and press go. Please see Fig.3 for options available.

Notes and Note Sharing

One of the VLeBooks core features is the ability to create notes on a title the user is reading, these notes are attached to the page in the book the user is reading and are saved and stored for later use.

The Notes button can be accessed on the top panel of the reader portal and is in drop down format so you can choose your option.

There are four options to choose from; Export, Share, Import and Clear. Export allows the user to save their notes for the title in an .rtf file (rich text format) which can be opened with any word processing package.

Share allows the user to share notes with another user on their account. Pressing Share produces a Token which can be sent to any user to import your notes. Each token can be used an unlimited number of times, making it the perfect way to send teacher’s notes to students.

Import allows the user to import notes from another, using the Token generated from the Share option. Type or paste the token into the box and press Import. This will add the notes to your copy of the book. Should you have notes already the imported notes will be appended to your existing notes.

Should the notes change, be added to or deleted before the token is imported, the latest notes will be imported.

The last option on the notes drop down is Clear, this box allows the user to clear all notes from a title permanently.

Download books quickly and easily to read online

1. To download a book from VLeBooks.com, click the download button from the search results

2. On the pop-up, choose how long you need to loan the book for and click download:

VLeBooks Download duration option

3. Wait a few moments for your link to appear and click, ‘Click here to Download’ to download the book to your device, whether it is a computer, smartphone, tablet etc. 

To download e-books to your PC or Laptop you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions. This application allows you to read e-books protected by Adobe DRM, which we use on VleBooks.com.

Before attempting to download a book please follow these step-by-step instructions to install Digital Editions. Please only download to a personal PC or device.

1. Visit https://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html To download, choose whether to download the Mac or Windows version and click the appropriate link.

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Follow the on-screen prompts to install Digital Editions.

2. Register for an Adobe account and authorise your device with your Adobe ID.

If you already have an existing Adobe ID, open Adobe Digital Editions and follow the instructions in section 3.

a. Go to: https://www.adobe.com/account/sign-in.adobedotcom.html and click the 'Don’t have an Adobe ID?' link.

b. Complete the form and scroll to the bottom of the page and click 'Continue'.

Image for creating Adobe ID

3. Activate Adobe Digital Editions with your new Adobe ID. Your Adobe ID is the Email address and password you entered in the above step.

The first time you use Adobe Digital Editions, you will be asked to authorise the software with your ID. Should you not receive this prompt, click ‘Help’ and ‘Authorise this Computer’.

Add books to your very own bookshelves to read later

Add your favourite and essential reading to your own bookshelves to access them quickly and create multiple bookshelves for different topics.

1. To add any book from the library into your bookshelf, click the bookshelf button.

2. To create a new bookshelf type a bookshelf name in the ‘Create new Bookshelf’ box on the pop up and click ‘Add to Bookshelf’. Alternatively select an existing bookshelf from the drop-down box and click ‘Add to Bookshelf’.

Adding a VLeBook title to a bookshelf

3. Access your bookshelves by visiting the Bookshelf tab at the top of the screen, which will take you to the shelf you last accessed, and your other bookshelves can be accessed from the links on the left hand side of the page. Additional bookshelves can be created on the Bookshelf tab also.