You can read all e-books on mobile devices, but regarding downloading of books there are differences (it's not possible to download all e-books).
The books that you can download to a mobile device, work on a tablet as well as on a phone.
Mobile Device Programs
Most common program in mobile devices is Aldiko.
You can download mobile device programs from the Apple, Android and Microsoft application shops.
Essential reading programs are free.
The e-books of the Library are acquired primarily for the students and staff of the University of Helsinki. For full access you need a user account for the University information system. With the user account you can also access the e-resources via remote connection. You can search e-books like any other books, from Helka-Database or you can use Booknavigator for searching.
If you are a walk-in customer, you can access the e-resources at the Library premises either by using the computers reserved for visitors or on your own laptop via a wireless HUPNet connection. The customer service desk can provide you with a temporary HUPNet account.
Most of the Helsinki University Library's e-books can be read via the internet without a separate device or programme. Check the Compare tab above to get an overview of how to use the e-books acquired by the Helsinki University Library.
Most of the e-books
Many e-book services require a username and password when downloading a book to your own device. You have to create an ID to the service - you cannot use your Helsinki University username and password.
E-books and QR Code
Remote Access - General
Before accessing a resource, you have to login once or have a valid login session to another University of Helsinki service. If you are browsing from a shared computer or a public terminal, please remember to close all windows after you have finished browsing.The remote access service is web browser and location independent and no computer or browser settings have to be changed - only a cookie must be accepted to keep your remote access session alive.
Using a VPN connection will securely channel all of the data traffic from the user’s computer through the University network. The VPN connection should be used especially in cases where the material requires special software or when the material is not working on NELLI or SFX as it otherwise should when using a computer on campus.
VPN connections are managed by the IT Department of the University. More detailed instructions on remote access services are available on IT Department’s online helpdesk.