E-books Guide: Reading e-books

Reading e-books online

You can read books online with any secure internet connection. Various features are available when reading online such as the ability to print, copy and save a limited number of pages, search within the book, annotate (highlight,create notes), bookmark pages, share links, and cite. 

Note: VU library subscribes to multiple e-book providers and not all features are available on all of the provider platforms.

Reading on EBook Central

To read a book on EBook Central platform,

  • Search for the book through Find Library Resources on the Library website or EBook Central database. You may be prompted to enter your MyVU login and password.
  • Access your selected e-book through Ebook Central by clicking on Read Online.

  • Create a loan when prompted after browsing for several minutes or when printing/copying.
  • When reading online on Ebook Central, you can browse through the chapters, search within the book, annotate (highlight, create notes), and add books to your bookshelf.

Reading on EBSCO eBooks

To read a book on the EBSCO eBook platform,

  • Search for the book through Find Library Resources on the Library website or the EBSCO eBook database. You may be prompted to enter your MyVU login and password if off campus.
  • Click on the Full text available link to open the e-book record

  • Access your selected e-book through EBSCO eBook collection by clicking on PDF Full Text.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • When reading online in the EBSCO eBook database, you can browse through the chapters, search within the book and create notes.