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.

The download link for an e-book can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase as well as in the receipt you receive via email. 

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

  • Amazon Kindle
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Cengage Learning
  • Chegg
  • eBooks.com
  • EBSCO/NetLibrary
  • Follett
  • Google Play
  • iGroup
  • Kobo
  • Mackin Education
  • Odilo
  • Overdrive
  • Perlego
  • ProQuest/eBook Central
  • Redshelf
  • VitalSource

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