Available at : Online Access
Off-campus Access Rights : P - PolyU Staff/Students only
On-campus Access Rights: P - PolyU Staff/Students only
Terms and Conditions

VitalSource provides access to a selected number of e-textbooks covering subjects such as:

  • Business, Finance & Accounting
  • Engineering & Computer Science
  • Hospitality & Culinary
  • Social Sciences & Psychology

How to check out e-textbooks:

You may read the books online or check out the books for 5 hours for offline reading. Each user can check out 3 books at a time. To view the books offline, you need to download the Bookshelf app on a desktop computer, laptop or mobile device. Watch this short video or this page for more details.

Note that PDF download is not available on the platform due to copyright protection.

Important Notes:

  • Users should not use Virtual Private Network (VPN) service when accessing e-resources from off campus. This may trigger suspension of user's account.
  • For security reason, you are advised to change NetPassword regularly via IdPortal and follow the password rules. Please visit the ITS website for details.