VLeBooks – scheduled maintenance – 19 September 2020

A scheduled system maintenance period for the VLeBooks and Askews and Holt e-book platforms will begin Saturday 19 September 2020 between 22:00 and 03:00 Sunday 20 September.

The provider advises that the service may be unavailable during these times.

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VLeBooks – migration to new reader com.

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During August one of our ebook providers, Askews and Holt, will be launching a new enhanced reader to replace the existing VLEeBooks reader.

Once migrated to the new reader any browser bookmarks for particular titles will no longer work and these will need to be re-accessed via Library OneSearch.

In preparation for the migration any user who wishes to save any notes stored on the current reader will be required to export these by Friday 12th July, otherwise they will be lost.

VLeBooks Notes options

VLeBooks Export Notes pop-up

Any titles stored within ‘My Bookshelves’ also need to be noted for future addition to the new reader as these will not transfer over when migration happens.

The new reader will include many new features such as highlighting, sophisticated note options, improved accessibility and mobile responsiveness.

Access to VLeBooks.com restored again.

Yesterdays’ access issues with the VLeBook platform has now been resolved by the supplier.

The out of date security certificate at the root of the problem has been renewed by the company.

Access to our e-books titles has been restored, with direct on-campus access and off-campus access available by university username and password.

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Loss of access to some of our e-books on Library OneSearch

There is currently an issue when trying to access some of our e-book content via Library OneSearch.  Ebooks supplied by VLebooks.com currently redirect to a privacy warning screen when you try to view online.


This has been reported and is currently under investigation.