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Access eBooks via VLe Books

You can access eBooks through the LKS ASE eBook service VLe Books. You will need an NHS Open Athens account to use this service.  

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eBooks FAQ

Can I read eBooks online

Yes, you can choose to read your eBook online from your computer or mobile device. 

Can I download eBooks

Yes, you can download eBooks on to a mobile device.  First, you need to download an eBook reader from your app store. The app you need is Adobe Digital Editions.  Books can be downloaded for between 1 to 14 days.  The eBook will automatically cancel once the loan period has finished.  

How do I access eBooks

Go to the or click the link on the library website.  You will need to sign in with your NHS OpenAthens account.

When I login it says North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Yes.  Which ever trust you login as it will always say North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. This is because NWAS manage the financial aspects of LKS ASE.  Don't worry about this.  Just carry on and read your eBook . 

Can I suggest an eBook

Yes, the library welcomes suggestions about specific eBooks or topics you would like eBooks on.  Just eMail your suggestions to

Can I print an eBook

You can not print an entire eBook.  You can print a percentage of an eBook under copyright law and restrictions. VLe Books restricts you to printing the appropriate number of pages.


Login to VLe Books

Using the VLe Books service is easy but this video will give you some extra help if you need it. You can also download the guide below.