• Study Aids Subscription

    What is the Study Aids Subscription?

    • An online subscription-based service that provides electronic access to hundreds of study aids.

    • You can add notes, highlights, or bookmarks to your study aids, and you can search and filter on these markups.

    • You can create a list of "favorite" study aids for easy access.

    • You can view titles offline on mobile devices with the West Academic Library app.

    How do I access the Study Aids Subscription?

    If your law school library provides you with access to the Study Aids Subscription, access is available through a link on your law school library’s home page or by going directly to subscription.westacademic.com while you are on your school’s network.

    To take notes and highlights, you will need to first sign in (or create an account while on your school’s network). After you have created an account, you can access Study Aids Subscription from any network.

    If you purchased the Study Aids Subscription on the West Academic store (store.westacademic.com), you can access the subscription when you sign in on subscription.westacademic.com.

    What content is available?

    Study aids from West Academic Publishing, Foundation Press and Gilbert including:

    • Overviews—provides an overview of a subject area; helps reinforce class discussion and professor lectures.

    • Outlines—helps you organize and understand legal rules and concepts covered in class.

    • Case Briefs—helps you identify and understand the key takeaways from the cases you read in your casebook.

    • Hornbooks/Treatises—makes great reference guides, citing landmark cases, statutes, and articles.

    • Exam Prep—helps you prepare for exam questions and contains answers and explanations.

    • Career Guides—start planning now for your legal career and get help with all aspects of your job search.

    • Academic Success—get the most of law school with these titles.

    • Audio lectures—listen to audio lectures anywhere and at your convenience.

    Note: If the Study Aids Subscription is provided by your law school, the content available will vary based on the subscription level purchased by the school.

    What subscription terms available?

    Subscription lengths are as follows:

    • 3 Months

    • 6 Months

    • 9 Months

    • 12 Months

    • Month-to-Month—Your Month-to-Month subscription will automatically renew and bill your credit card each month. You may cancel at any time.

    My school purchased Study Aids Subscription for its students. How is this subscription different from an individually purchased subscription?

    "Institutional" Study Aids Subscription and an individually purchased subscription enjoy the same functionality but may vary in content. Schools that purchased institutional subscriptions for its students have selected between three options for content. The study aids available will depend on the subscription option purchased by the school.

    Can I review Study Aids Subscription content before I purchase a subscription?

    Yes. You can use the browse and search functionality to peruse the Study Aids Subscription library. However, you cannot read the books until you purchase a subscription. If you have subscribed to Study Aids Subscription you can also activate a free trial offer located at store.westacademic.com/studyaidsub/.

    Can I cancel my subscription?

    Dissatisfied customers can request a refund. If a cancellation request is granted, users will be granted a pro-rated refund. They will be required to pay for the balance of the current month, and will have access for the balance of the current month. To cancel your subscription, please contact Customer Service at 1-877-888-1330.

    How will I be billed for the Study Aids Subscription and when does the billing start?

    A credit card must be used to purchase the Study Aids Subscription and a one- time payment is billed to the card covering the length of the subscription. The subscription access starts at the time of the purchase.

    Can I stop and restart my subscription?

    We are unable to freeze your subscription. Once activated, the subscription will run the length of the term that was selected at the time of purchase.

    Will my notes still be there if I end my subscription and start up again at a later date?

    Yes. Your notes and other mark-up will be there if you re-subscribe at a future date using the same credentials.

    Can I print material?

    Yes. You can print unlimited pages from the browser view of a book. In the eReader that supports highlighting and note taking, you can print up to 90% of any book, though not in a single session. Within any session you can print up to 5% of a book.

    Can I copy and paste material?


    Can I add notes and highlights?

    Yes. You have these options:

    • Copy as much book text as you want from the browser into your own document, then add notes or highlights.

    • From the browser view of a book, click the Add Notes or Highlights button, then add notes or highlights in the e-Reader that opens.

    • Make notes or highlights in the West Academic Library app. These notes and highlights sync with your desktop view of the book.

    Can these products be viewed on a mobile device, such as an iPad® or iPhone®?

    Yes, except for viewing flash cards. You can also read books offline in the West Academic Library app.

    Where can I find the mobile app for the Study Aids Subscription?

    The West Academic Library app is FREE. Search for it on either the Apple App Store or Google Play.

    How do I add books to the West Academic Library app?

    Books you mark as available for offline viewing in the desktop view of Study Aids Subscription automatically appear in the West Academic Library app. To make a book appear in the app:

    • Sign in to Study Aids Subscription.

      • If you are at a school that provides you with the Study Aids Subscription and you have not yet created a West Academic account, please create an account following these steps:

        1. Click the Study Aids Subscription link your school provides, or go to subscription.westacademic.com while on your school’s network.

        2. At the top right, next to Hello [Your School’s Name] Guest, click "Create an Account."

        3. Follow the instructions that appear.

    • Open a book and click the "Available Offline" checkbox

    • When you sign in to the app using your West Academic username and password, the books you selected for offline viewing appear in the app.

    If you need help, contact us at 1-877-888-1330 and select option 4 or email support@westacademic.com.

    Can I make notes and highlight in the books I have selected in the mobile app?

    Yes. Your notes and highlights will be viewable online or offline when you sign in using your West Academic account.

    Can Study Aids Subscription free trial users download books to the West Academic Library app?

    No. The West Academic Library app functionality (downloading and reading books offline) is not available to Study Aids Subscription users during a free trial.