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West Academic Study Aids Subscription

Click here to access the West Academic Study Aids subscription. Study aids series include Hornbooks, nutshells, Gilbert's, Black Letter Law Outlines, and more! Note: please use a browser other than Safari to access this resource.

All authorized users have the opportunity to create an account which allows them to take notes, highlight, save favorites, download titles for offline access, and more. Here are the steps:
  1. Go to
  2. Click "Create an Account" in the upper right-hand corner and follow the prompts using your umich email address
  3. Wait for an email that says your account has been approved (it should only take a few minutes for students, but may take 1-2 hours for faculty/staff accounts)
  4. Log into your new account on West Study Aids to access all the additional features!
If you have trouble signing up for an account, please contact


Read Nutshells, Hornbooks, Gilbert's, and More...Offline!

West Study Aids are now available for offline reading through the West Academic Library app.

Available for iOS and Android                                                                                          

  • Notes and highlights automatically sync between the app and the online reader.
  • You can select up to 30 books for offline viewing at one time.
  • Download the West Academic Library app for free in the Apple App or Google Play Store

To read Study Aids Subscription titles offline, follow these steps:

  1. Use your browser to sign in to your West Academic account (to create an account see instructions on this page).
  2. Open a book and click the Available Offline checkbox.
  3. Sign in to the app with your West Academic username and password. Books you selected for offline viewing appear in the app.