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A multidisciplinary collection of e-books, which were previously available on the Dawsonera platform. E-books can be found in MetCat Finna or you can browse VLeBooks.


You can read an e-book directly in a browser ("Read online").


Many e-books (PDF or  EPUB) can be downloaded onto your computer or mobile device. Required reader: Adobe Digital Editions. Loan period is 1-5 days.

The possibility to download varies per title, not all books can be downloaded. These books can be read online.


Printing and copying for personal use is permitted. Printing and copying varies from title to title, check what is allowed by clicking the book title in VLeBooks.


For Metropolia students and staff.

Only owned e-books are available for reading and downloading. Restrictions vary from title to title:

  • Most e-books have 100-400 credits (1 credit = 1 user/day) and once the credits have run out, the e-book may no longer be available.
  • Some books have restricted use (eg. e-books published by Pearson have 1-3 concurrent users)

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