Answered By: Nicola Dennis
Last Updated: 17 Jul, 2017     Views: 0


When the Library purchases an eBook via the VitalSource platform, there are normally a number of licences available to view the title.  When you access the eBook you are *downloading* it to your device so that you can read it.

(a) You will get the option to type in your Aston University username and password

(b) You will need to choose o Concurrency Credit and then Activate.

(c) Then you will need to choose Launch

The title will be downloaded to the Bookshelf for 24 hours and then it will expire.  This model is like having a physical book on the shelf, your are borrowing it for a period of time and then it is being returned to the shelf so other students can read it.  When it expires you will see this message

You do not have to purchase the title - you will need to find the book in Library SmartSearch or via your Reading List and download it again.

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