Answered By: Stuart Purchase
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2020     Views: 14

During the COVID-19 outbreak as a BCU staff member or student you can access up to 7 eBooks, to read online or download, from VitalSource Helps until 30th June 2020.

First of all you need to create a free account with VitalSource Helps by completing the online registration form shown below. Please remember to register using your BCU email address. By choosing to register with VitalSource Helps you will need to share some personal data in order to enable access.

Create a free account with VitalSource Helps

Once you have created an account visit VitalSource Helps online and sign-in. The first time you sign-in with a newly created account you will receive an email prompting you to confirm your new account details.

Once signed-in click on an option for explore.

Click on the option for explore

Use the search bar to search for eBooks to borrow.

Search VitalSource Helps for eBooks

Click or tap on an eBook cover to borrow and add the eBook to your personal bookshelf to read online or download.

Borrow an eBook to add it to your personal bookshelf

Borrow an eBook to add it your personal bookshelf

Click on open book to read online.

Click on open book to read eBook online

When you next sign-in to VitalSource Helps your borrowed eBooks will display in your personal bookshelf. Click on explore to search for other eBooks to borrow.

Personal bookshelf of borrowed eBooks

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