Answered By: Acquisitions Team
Last Updated: 05 Jun 2023     Views: 87

You can download VLeBooks to read on an Android device by following the below instructions. Not all VLeBooks have a download option - some are only available to 'Read Online' and these open in the Internet Browser on your device.

Before downloading the VLeBook you will need to ensure you have created your free Adobe ID and download Adobe Digital Editions, which are required to read DRM protected eBooks from

Creating an Adobe ID

If you haven't created an ID go to: 

  • Click on 'create account'. Complete the form and scroll to the bottom of the page and select 'create account'.

Adobe create an account screenshot with empty fields

Downloading Adobe Digital Editions App

  • Once you have your free Adobe ID go to the Play Store app on your device and search for Adobe Digital Editions and install the app.

Play Store logo of Adobe Digital Editions

  • Once installed open the app. You will be taken to your Library, which won't have any books in it other than 'Getting started with Adobe Digital Editions'.
  • Click on the three line menu Three lines menu iconon the top left hand side and choose 'settings'
  • Select 'authorize' and check the selection is ‘Adobe ID’, Enter your Adobe ID and password, and press ‘Authorize’. You should then get a message to say that this device has been activated.

Downloading VLeBooks

You are now ready to start downloading VLeBooks. Using the Internet Browser on your device, go to the library webpages database section and select 'VLeBooks' and log in.

  • Search for the book you would like to download, and press the 'Download' button.
  • Choose how many days you wish to download the book for, options are normally 1 or 3 days, and press 'Download'.

Option box for how many days you want to loan the title for with green download button

  • Once generated, select the 'click here to download' link.

eBook download link in rectangle box with text Click here to download

  • This will start the download of the book into the app. Once downloaded select 'open'. This will then open the book in the Adobe Digital Editions app ready for you to read and the eBook is now added to your 'library'.


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