How does an individual user of the HE website access content?

You can read eTextbooks online using our Cambridge Spiral eReader in read-only mode. This will give you the ability to read the eTextbook, but not access features such as annotations, bookmarking or offline reading via a mobile or desktop computer.

If you wish to use the advanced Cambridge Spiral eReader which includes additional functionality such as annotations, bookmarking and offline reading you will need to login in two stages:

  • Stage 1: Via your institution. You will need to login to your institutional/library access in the normal way. This enables access to the website. This is most commonly handled via IP range (when on-campus) or via remote access (including Athens, Shibboleth, and EZProxy).
  • Stage 2: Via your individual user account, using a username and password. This enables access to all the content of the eTextbooks and all the personalised features of the site, like offline reading, highlighting, note-making, bookmarks, etc. These are remembered within the individual account, so that they can be accessed in future. An account can be created here if you do not already have one. The account is shared with Cambridge Core, so bookmarks and other features on both sites can be accessed from one account.

Your institution will still need to have access to our textbook content in order for you to read them. You should contact your library or library services for more information.

If you are unable to access specific content, make sure that your institution is subscribed to the title and then contact our technical support team via our Technical Support Diagnostics Form.

You can learn all about the two different versions of the Cambridge Spiral ereader by viewing our Cambridge Spiral eReader experience comparison page.

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