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E-books from VLeBooks

Dawsonera ceased during the summer of 2020 and the titles are transferred to a similar platform, VLeBooks.

What is VLeBooks?

At VLeBooks you will find several course books. You can read the e-books online. You can also download them, but you will only have access to them for one day (sometimes more).

VLeBooks help pages have good instructions on how to read online, download and make notations.

Download to computer

You need Adobe Digital Editions. Other PDF-readers or apps will not work.

You have access to the book for one day (sometimes more), then the file no longer works, but you may download the e-book again.

Most titles can be downloaded as PDF. Some titles are instead available as EPUB, a format suitable for reading on mobile devices as the page adjusts to the screen size.

Unfortunately, Adobe Digital Editions does not have a version for Linux operating system.

  1. Click on Download and follow the instructions. You need to use Adobe Digtial Editions.
  2. The first time you are required to authorize Adobe Digital Editions at the Help menu. However, you don't need to get an Adobe ID as you can also tick the box in the lower left corner to authorize without ID.
  3. Save the file to your computer. It will end with .ascm.
  4. Open the file with Adobe Digital Editions.

You may find it easier to open the downloaded file from within Adobe Digital Editions. Change to Adobe content server message in the drop-down menu if necessary. Click on Add to library under the File menu.

Download to mobile devices

Use VLeBooks own app or another software that can handle Adobe eBook DRM. You will need to authorize with a personal Adobe ID.

Find more information at VLeBooks help pages.


It's possible to make notations but we recommend that you avoid making bookmarks or annotations in a downloaded book as they will not be saved.

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