Bookshelf 4.1 for iOS Release Notes - February 5, 2018


Bookshelf Mobile 4.1 for iOS

We are excited to announce the return of the Library Content Lookup and Define in Bookshelf iOS 4.1.

What's new?

  • Content Lookup: Library content search allows users to search for a term across all downloaded books in your library.
  • Define: Define feature lets users look up terms while reading your eTextbook.

Bug Fixes

  • Corrects an issue that causes the paste functionality to stop working when copying and pasting text into Notes.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a book download to fail when the device goes to sleep.
  • Resolves a problem that causes some users of iPad Pros devices to see a gray bar at the bottom of their textbooks.
  • Fixes an error "the operation could...LearnKitError 0.)" that some users receive while trying to sign-in to Bookshelf.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Content Lookup

The content search allows users to search for a term across all downloaded books in their library, making it easier for users with large libraries to find relevant content references quickly.

To access the content lookup, tap on the down arrow in the Library title bar. Tapping on the down arrow will open a drop-down menu where you can select content lookup. A search field will open where you can enter the word or phrase for which you wish to search.

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Select down arrow in Library


Select content lookup


Enter search term(s)

You will see search results for the first book in your library that includes the search term. Tap the down arrow by the book title to open a window that shows all the book titles that contain the search term (in alphabetical order) and the number of times Bookshelf finds your search terms. Selecting a different book title displays the search results from that book. Tap any search term to open the book in the reader to that term.

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Search results by book


Select among books with search results


Search result in reader

Note: navigating to content lookup changes the default view. To return the default view to the library, tap on the down arrow in the Content Lookup title bar then select library in the drop-down menu. 

The defining feature allows users to look up a term from inside the reader. To use the Define feature, tap a word and in the pop-up tap on Define. A modal window will open that displays the definition. Note: if your device does not have a dictionary installed, the user will be prompted to download one before showing a definition.

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Select word and tap define


Definition displayed