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West Academic Study Aids


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Study aids from Nutshells, Legalines, & more. Included is 24/7 access to over 500 study aids, including audio and video options. 


How to Access

Colorado Law students may access West Study Aids by visiting and creating an account. Your use is subject to certain terms and limitations.Please see a reference librarian with any questions.


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 device or the Google Play Store for Android devices. Download the West Academic Audio app to listen to audiobooks and lectures offline. 

For Offline Access: 

  1. Sign in to
  2. Select the book you would like to read offline and open a chapter to browse the book.
  3. Click the ‘Open in RedShelf eReader’ button at the top of the page to open the book in the online reader. The book is now available for offline reading in the RedShelf app.
  4. Download the RedShelf app, available free in the Apple App store or Google Play store.
  5. In order to gain login credentials for the app, simply select "Forgot Password" and enter the email address associated with your West Academic Study Aids Collection account. You will receive an email with a password reset and should follow the instructions for creating a new password in order to sign in.
  6. Books you have viewed within the online reader will appear in the RedShelf app the next time you sign in. Your notes and highlights will sync between the app and the online reader.


For More Information

See the below flyer.

West Academic Flyer

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