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E-Textbooks Support: Home

A guide to help staff and students with finding, downloading and using the free core e-textbooks.


This guide is intended to support staff and students in finding, downloading and using the free core e-textbooks. 

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How to find the e-Textbooks

Doing more with the e-Textbooks

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)


Email the eTextbooks team for help or your information specialist 


Background to project

The project started in the School of Psychology. It is a University project to fund the books for first year undergraduates only

The project provides core textbooks that can be used throughout the course

VitalSource – the platform which hosts the books.  

Library purchases e-books – these are for loan and are restricted by licence type, e.g. read online only or download to read offline for 3 days, single user or multi-user (3 concurrent user) licences. New models may be available such as 325 or unlimited users – depends on the publisher

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