Bachelor of Social Work: Books & e-books


The library purchases and provides access to electronic books (e-books) for VU students and staff. You can link through to these from the library website and read them online. You will also be able to download some books for a set time to read.

These e-books are accessed through different companies and each will have different restrictions about downloading and printing. Follow this link to the library website and view the videos below for further information about accessing e-books, help guides and downloading.

Using e-books

You can read books online with any secure internet connection using the "Read Online" link. 

Downloading to your computer requires the free software Adobe Digital Editions while downloading to a device requires a free app - Bluefire Reader or Aldiko Book Reader (for android only).

There are sometimes limits on the number of concurrent users for an eBook and often limits on how much you can print and copy. If you get a message saying the eBook is already in use, try accessing it later.

# For more assistance with finding and using eBooks, see our eBooks Guide.

Key Social Work Readings