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A gateway to discover the eBook collections at the 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, McGraw Hill, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Cambridge University Press via this platform.

Access Information

No. of Concurrent Users: The number of users / number of ebook copies is indicated below the access URL. 

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: 3 hrs

How to download selected e-book

1. Go to the VitalSource website.

2. Login SIT account.

3. Please choose Accept to continues. If you choose to disable all cookies, the site will not work on your device.
If you choose Disable Cookies then Confirm & Disable, the above screen will be prompted again. 
4. You can either create/logon to your personal account to read offline or click Continue without an Account.  We recommend logging on to your personal account for continuous access (during the loan period) and access to other features. 

To register or login to your personal account. 

- Enter your SIT email and Continue.

-- For first time user, fill out the form with check the Term of Use and Privacy Policy to create an account  
-- For subsequence access, enter your password to sign in
5. Browse or search by typing relevant keyword(s) in the search box.
6. Mouseover the book cover "Book Details" icon or you can click on “Borrow” to launch the e-book.
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.
7. After “Borrowing”, click on pop out "Open book" on the top right corner to read.
8. Click on “Home” icon once you have finished reading.
And “Return” the title so that the e-book can be available to another user.


Q: Can I bookmark or highlight?

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