Course literature

There are several ways to find and acquire course literature.

​​1. Canvas

An overview of course literature is available in the course room in Canvas (e-learning platform). You must have active student status at Nord before you can log in to Canvas.

2. Study programme / course website

  • ​Find your study programme in the overview of international courses​.
  • Open "Study model" in the overview
  • Click on a course in the relevant semester. You will be taken over to the course website.
  • Open "Course literature" in the overview and then click the link to "Leganto". Leganto is Nord University system for course literature. 

3. Leganto

​>> Go directly to Leganto​ (the course literature system) and search for a course name or code.

4. University Library

The University Library has a few copies of books used as course literature, most to day loan only. The Library does not have compendia for loan.

You can find books and articles, including course literature, by searching in Oria.
On the Library's website​, you can find general information about searching for academic literature.

5. Bookshop

You can purchase course literature, both books and compendia, at Akademika​ in Bodø, and Nordbok​ in Levanger.

Purchasing/downloading course literature


You can buy books included in your course litature at our bookshops (Akademika in Bodø, and NordBok in Levanger). 


From autumn 2020, students will be able to download digital compendia to the Bookshelf app via Akademika. You can download versions of the app for PC/Mac, tablet, e-reader and mobile​. ​

Bookshelf lets you take notes, bookmark, listen to text and create flashcards.

How to access course literature through Bookshelf

  1. Log in using your Feide-username (student number) and password.
  2. Find your course literature, choose "Lifetime access" and add to the basket.
  3. When you have added all the literature you wish to purchase, open your basket.
  4. Check your order and choose your payment method. You will also be asked to agree to the terms and conditions, including no refunds on purchases of digital reading materials.
  5. When you have completed your order, you will be sent a link to access your literature. The link works ONCE ONLY so make sure you complete the transfer process once you have started.
  6. When you click on the link you will be asked to sign in to Bookshelf, or register a new account.
  7. When you have logged in to Bookshelf, you will have access to your literature in your personal library.

You can still purchase printed compendia from our bookstores. If the store is closed, you can order printed compendia by emailing or