ADA Catalog e-Books

How to access free electronic versions of the ADA-published resources you purchase from the ADA Catalog.

The convenience of ADA e-books

All ADA-published books are offered in electronic form, making it easy for you to:

  • Begin reading right away — no waiting for your book to arrive
  • Read anywhere, anytime on any web-enabled device
  • Stream videos included in e-books
  • Download extras such as customizable forms, templates or CE tests
  • Search for specific topics or content
  • Share pages or short passages via email or social media

Frequently asked questions about ADA e-books

Accessing e-books

How can I access my ADA e-book?

If you ordered an ADA print book from the ADA Catalog, you will receive an email with the order confirmation and instructions for accessing the e-book. E-book access instructions are also printed on the inside front cover of ADA print books.

Explore the ADA e-bookshelf. Note that you’ll need to log in with your ADA ID number for access.


Can I start reading right away?

If you ordered an ADA print book from the ADA Catalog, you will receive an email with the order confirmation and instructions for accessing the e-book. E-book access instructions are also printed on the inside front cover of ADA print books.

Explore the ADA e-bookshelf here. Note that you’ll need to log in with your ADA ID number for access.


Is there a limit on the number of devices I can use to read my e-book?

No. You can read ADA e-books from all your web-enabled devices.


E-book functionality

Is my e-book searchable?

Yes, you can search any ADA e-book easily from the Table of Contents page. On the left panel, there’s a search tool where you can enter a keyword and find a topic quickly.

Can I download an ADA e-book to read offline?

ADA e-books cannot be downloaded. However, you can access e-books on any device with an internet connection and browser.

Will I be able to view videos included in ADA e-books?

If the e-book includes a video, you will be able to stream it from your device.


If my e-book includes a CE test, how can I complete it?

First, check the ADA CE Online course library to see if you can take the test online.

If not, you can download the attachment for the CE test, print it and complete it. The finished test can be submitted two ways:

Scan and send via email. After sending your scanned document, call 1.800.947.4746 to pay the $20 fee with your credit card.

Or submit via U.S. Mail. Ship your completed test with $20 check to the American Dental Association, Product Development & Sales, 211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.


What are the buttons in the left margin of my e-book?

The buttons on the left side panel of the book are tools for the user’s convenience:

  • Increase the size of the text.
  • Decrease the size of the text.
  • Displays the Table of Contents.
  • Displays links to any downloads included with the e-Book.
  • Displays areas where you made annotations or shared content.
  • Displays dialog box to print.
  • Share content via Facebook, Twitter and via email.

Access and licensing for institutions

How can I license ADA e-books for my school, library, company or other institution?

Please email our Special Orders team for more information. Pricing for ADA e-books is also available from these content aggregators:

  • Amazon
  • GOBI / EBSCO
  • ProQuest
  • VitalSource
  • Baker & Taylor


How can I get permission to use or license content or images found in ADA e-books?

For information on using content from an ADA book or course, email Debbie Labinger, Manager, Special Accounts and Licensing Programs.


For further help

Where can I get technical support for ADA e-books?

For help with questions and technical issues with ADA e-books, call the ADA Member Service Center at 1.800.947.4746, from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Central Time.