About ALA eEditions e-books

Most ALA eEditions e-books are sold as DRM-protected PDF files. ALA eEditions e-books include bookmarked tables of contents and indexes for easy navigation within the book. Individuals can download e-books directly to their computers or handheld devices and read them using free Digital Editions software from Adobe, available for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android.

No eReader needed

You can read eEditions e-books on desktop computers with these free downloads:

There is a wide variety of e-book software available supporting a wide variety of formats. MobileReadWiki maintains an exhaustive list of options.

Once you complete your purchase at the ALA Store, you will receive an email that is both a confirmation and receipt. This email will include a download link to access your e-book.

ALA e-books are available through a variety of aggregators and other vendors, including:

  • Amazon/Kindle
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Chegg Inc
  • eBooks.com (formerly eBooks Corp.)
  • EBSCO eBooks
  • Gale Cengage
  • Google Books/Google Play
  • iGroup
  • Kobo
  • Mackin Educational Resources
  • Odilo
  • OverDrive
  • Perlego
  • ProQuest (ebrary, EBL, MyILibrary)
  • RedShelf
  • VitalSource (includes Yuzu)

Contact your e-book vendor representative for information about purchasing ALA e-books.