Access Content Offline

Use the West Academic Library app for reading books offline. You can select up to 30 books at a time for offline viewing in either the mobile or desktop apps. Notes and highlights sync between the online and offline versions of the books.

Use the West Academic Audio app for listening to audio titles offline. Go directly to the Audio app to download and listen to audio titles and lectures.


How to use the Library App

  1. On subscription.westacademic.com, sign in or create a West Academic account.
  2. Open a book and click the Available Offline checkbox.
  3. Download the West Academic Library app, available free in the Apple App or Google Play store.
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  4. Sign in to the app with your West Academic username and password (see step #1, above). Books you selected for offline viewing appear in the app.


Windows Desktop App

The Windows desktop app lets you read books offline. The app requires Windows version 7 or higher. To listen to audiobooks and lectures offline, use the West Academic Audio App.

  1. To install the Windows desktop app, save this executable file to your system.
  2. Double-click the executable file you saved in the previous step, then follow the directions shown on the screen.
  3. The app icon appears on the desktop after you finish the installation.
  4. If you click the Available Offline checkbox for any book, the book appears in the desktop app. You must be online to get access to a title to download it, and after that you can read offline.


Mac Desktop App

The Mac desktop app lets you read books offline. The app requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher. To listen to audiobooks and lectures offline, use the West Academic Audio App.

  1. To install the Mac desktop app, go to the Mac app store.
  2. Click the View in Mac App Store button.
  3. Click the Install App button to complete the installation. The app icon appears on the desktop after you finish the installation.
  4. If you click the Available Offline checkbox for any book, the book appears in the desktop app. You must be online to get access to a title to download it, and after that you can read offline.


Listen Offline with West Academic Audio app

How to use the Audio app

  1. Download the West Academic Audio app, available free in the Apple App or Google Play
  2. Sign in to the app with your West Academic username and password
  3. Browse or search for an audio title
  4. Download an entire title or individual tracks
  5. Click play to begin listening in the app


Frequently Asked Questions

Why are there two mobile apps? To give our listeners and readers the best experience, we have two apps that are each designed for that specific use. The West Academic Library app is for reading titles offline and the West Academic Audio app is for listening to audiobooks and lectures.

Who do I contact for support? Please email support@westacademic.com or call 877-888-1330.

I have audio titles on the West Academic Library app. Do I need to do anything? Audio titles that were previously downloaded to the West Academic Library app are no longer accessible through the Library app. If you wish to listen to audio titles, download the new Audio app.

What will happen to the West Academic Library app? Nothing! You can still use the library app to download and read book content.

How do I listen to audio titles on the new app? Download the new audio app for iOS or Android. You can go directly to the new app to download and listen to titles. There is no need to go to the browser first to check the box to make an audio title available on the audio app.

What new functionality is on the new audio app? You can go directly to the app to find and download titles. Speed up, slow down. Individual track download.

How many titles can I download on the audio app? There is no limit to the number of titles that you can download on the audio app.

Why can’t I see my casebooks on the West Academic Library app? For West Academic Publishing or Foundation Press® casebooks that you have purchased on the West Academic Store, you will need to download the VitalSource Bookshelf app.