Frequently Asked Questions


How can I download e-books?

Our answer:

You can read e-books in VLeBooks and E-book Central within your internet browser by clicking the Read Online button. But you can also download e-books for a limited period of time.

You need to use Adobe Digital Editions to read downloaded e-books. You can download this software for free from the Adobe website. You can also download the Adobe Digital Editions app from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

If you want to be able to move e-books between different devices, you will need to authorise your device in Adobe Digital Editions with an Adobe ID. If you need help with this, take a look at this Youtube video.

When you download a book from VLeBooks or E-Book Central, the file will end with '.acsm'. Open this file in Adobe Digital Editions to read it. The file is small, but it will load the entire book.



You can download a book for a maximum of 7 days. For some books, you can only download it for 1 day, so that other students can read it (like in a physical library). 

To download books onto an iPad or iPhone, please use the Adobe Digital Editions app.


E-book Central

You can find out how long you can view a downloaded book on the book’s page in E-book Central.

You can also download a limited number of individual chapters, which do not expire. You can do this with any PDF viewing software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download for free from the Abode website.


If you have any problems downloading an e-book, please contact us.