Ready to get started with Shmoop?
Click "Log In” in the top right corner of any page (or the top of the screen on mobile), and then click on “Not a member?” Fill out the signup form, and make sure that you create a secure password that follows the password guidelines shown on the screen. You'll receive an email to confirm that you've successfully signed up.
If you're part of a school that uses Shmoop, ask your teacher or admin how to get logged on. They’ll either give you a Magic Word or instructions to SSO in. This will allow you to get access to premium Shmoop at no personal cost to you. (For more information on what to do with your Magic Word, head here.)
If you're not part of a school that uses Shmoop but you still want to access our premium content, check out our subscription options here.
My username or email already exists. Someone must have stolen my identity!
If you see a message that says your username is taken, it probably means that another Shmooper came up with the same great username you did—they just got dibs. Try another equally awesome username until you find one that's an original. Just like you.
If you receive an error message that your email already exists, it probably means that you created an account at some point in the past. To access your long-forgotten account, go to the top right corner of your screen, click "Log In," and then click "Having problems or forgot your password?" Enter your email address, and we will send you the info you need to start Shmooping.
Does it say your account doesn't exist? You probably deleted your account at some point. Please email email@example.com and tell us your username and email so we can reactivate your account.
Do I need to be a US resident to have an account? I'm asked to enter a US zipcode to register.
We support students and educators all over the globe! With that being said, registering for an account does require a US zipcode. We're working on resolving this issue, but in the meantime, we recommend that you sign up using 90210 as a zip code if you do not currently reside in the USA.
Why 90210? Well, its everyone's favorite 90's teen drama series that's why!
Can I combine more than one Shmoop account?
At this time, this is not a feature we are able to offer.