How do I access my BJU eTextbooks?

1. Open Bookshelf App or Download the Bookshelf App

Returning students: Open your bookshelf app and log out of your bookshelf account.

New students: If you do not have the Bookshelf app downloaded on your iPad, download the Bookshelf app now.

2. Login to Canvas

Login to Canvas via Safari at

*Note: do not use the Canvas app for this process.

4. Load eTextbook In a New Window

5. Use the iOS App to Read Offline

Click on the 'Use the iOS app to read offline and more!' notification in the top right hand corner.

*Note: if you accidentally click the checkbox 'Don't show again', follow the steps below.

Click on the gear wheel in the bottom left-hand corner and select 'Read offline with the Bookshelf Desktop App'.

6. Launch App

Select 'Launch App & Sign In'.

7. Open in "Bookshelf"

Select 'Open'.

8. Agree to the Terms and Conditions

Select 'Accept Terms' and then 'Agree'.

9. Download eTextbook

Select 'Get Started' and then download your eTextbook to your Bookshelf app.

Leave the bookshelf app open while your book downloads.

10. Accessing eTextbooks

Once your book downloads to the Bookshelf app, you can now go directly to the Bookshelf app each time to access your eTextbooks. You do not have to go through Canvas. You can view your eTextbooks offline as well.

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