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E-Book & Digital Study Aid Access

William M. Rains Library offers access to multiple e-book platforms for study aids, treatises, and other titles for our students, staff and faculty to utilize.

West Academic Study Aids

Get unlimited, 24/7 digital access to study aids covering nearly every law school subject through the West Academic Study Aids Digital Collection. Prepare for exams with the collection's comprehensive coverage of legal topics written by noted law professors.

Collection features include easy searching and annotations, professional-quality audio and video, saving to "Favorites," downloading for offline access, and economical plan options. Get access to series titles like Acing, Concepts and Insights, Concise Hornbooks, Exam Pro, Hornbooks, and Nutshell. 

Read Offline with the RedShelf App

Titles in the West Academic Study Aids Collection are available for offline reading in the RedShelf app. The RedShelf app is available through the Apple Store for iOS devices or the Google Play Store for Android devices. Download the West Academic Audio app to listen to audiobooks and lectures offline. 

New & Returning Users

Returning Users: If you already have a West Academic account, click here to sign-in and verify your school email address.

For new users, follow these steps to create a West Academic account: 

1. Go to the West Academic Study Aids Digital Collection

2. Click ‘Create an Account’ in the upper right-hand corner and follow the prompts.

3. Once you create an account you will be automatically logged into West Academic.

4. Verify your email address one of two ways:

i.) If you are already logged in, click on your name in the upper right-hand corner and click My Account. Enter your school or work email address under “My School/Organization” Click “Check for Materials” and check your email for a verification link.

ii.) The next time you log in you will be prompted to confirm your email. Enter your school email address and check your email for a verification link. Once you have verified your email address you can access all the content available in your subscription and you can log-in independently from your school’s network to create your personal account.