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This guide describes the many e-book resources available through the NU Library and how to use them.

Find Course E-Textbooks

All required course textbooks are available electronically via your student portal.

NCUOne (

Login to your NCUOne account and select your course. You will find the Bookshelf link in the top navigation bar as shown in the screenshot below:

NCUOne screenshot with an arrow pointing to the Bookshelf within a course.

You may also access required course content and a link to your course textbook under the Books and Resources folder for each week as shown in the screenshot below: 

Books and Resources folder in Week 1 of course in NCUOne

Courseroom (

To access the textbooks in the Courseroom, you will first need to accept your new course and then return to the homepage. From the left-hand menu, click the link for Bookshelf as shown below.

Courseroom page with Bookshelf link highlighted in the left navigation

More Textbook Information

If you want to switch from electronic to print textbooks mid-course, you will need to either contact the publisher to inquire about print options, or go through a book vendor such as to purchase. Please note that this will not be arranged by the university and will be an additional out-of-pocket cost.

If you would like to opt-out of electronic textbooks indefinitely, you should wait until the course is over and contact your Advisor to let them know. You will be sent an Opt-Out form and will need to pay a $50 opt-out fee. Then, all of your textbooks will be an additional out-of-pocket expense and would need to be directly purchased by you.

NU students are not required to purchase the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 7th edition. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) is available for purchase in electronic format from the following outlets:

You may also access an online version of the Publication Manual through Academic Writer, available from the Academic Success Center

Students with learning differences (who have opted out of electronic textbooks) may request a print copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This must be approved by your Disability Services rep./advisor. Please contact the Disability Services Office at for assistance. 

Textbook Assistance

For questions related to your e-textbooks, your Academic Advisor is ready to assist you. You can also contact the NU Service Center at 1-866-776-0331.

If you need technical assistance, please contact the NU Help Desk at 1-888-628-1567 or email

Additionally, you may submit a technical support request to RedShelf, by clicking on the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of your course textbook. Next, click on Contact Us as shown below.

Redshelf technical support page with "Contact Us" link highlighted.