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Ebooks@SIT Library

A gateway to discover the ebook collections at SIT Library


VitalSource is an eTextbook platform providing access to more than 1 million titles from over 1,000 educational content providers. Currently, SIT community has access to nearly 140 eTextbooks covering a wide range of subjects published by Pearson, Wiley, Cengage and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins via this platform.

How to download selected e-book

1. Go to the VitalSource website.
2. Login SIT account.
3. Browse or search by typing relevant keyword(s) in the search box.
4. Click "View Details" on the right-hand side of the e-book or you can click on “Concurrency” to skip step 5 and launch the e-book.
5. Click on "Activate
If a e-book is in use and not available, message below will appear at the title. Please try to access the book again later.
Browser page Title page
6. Click on “Launch” to launch the book; click on “Return Now” once you have finished reading, so that the e-book can be released to another user.
7. You can either create a personal account for read offline or just click “No thanks, I’ll skip this step”.
Personal Account
For read offline or loan the book for 24hrs, using VitalSource Bookshelf and login to personal account.
Please note that the Bookshelf in devices only display those e-books that have been successfully launched. There is no option to browse all the ebooks subscribed by the Library via devices. If you would like to download a book on device, you would need to launch it through the web browser first.
Without Personal Account
After you have accepted the terms and conditions, you should be able to read the e-book with web browser.

Access Information

No. of Concurrent Users: Depending on whether the title is a prescribed text and usage. The number of users is indicated next to the access URL on the catalogue record.

Online Reading: Supported.

Print Limit: The number of pages may vary depending on individual publisher-specified limits. It varies from 2 pages to 10 pages. Click    icon to find out the number of pages allowed to be printed at a time.

Offline Download: Yes via VitaSource Bookshelf

Loan Period: 1 day.


Q1: How do I print or save as PDF?

Printing from Bookshelf Online

Q2: Can I bookmark or highlight?

Q3: How flashcards help study more efficiently?

Using Flashcards in Bookshelf Online