APA Library E-book Collection

The American Planning Association Library E-book Collection was developed to give APA members online access to a selection of e-books that can be downloaded and read immediately from anywhere in the world.

The collection includes e-books covering a wide range of planning-related topics from renowned publishers. Also available are historical resources that have been converted into digital format for the first time ever.

APA members can log into the APA Library E-book Collection through an online service called OverDrive. Members log in using their APA member ID or email address and APA password.

E-books downloaded from the APA Library E-book Collection can be read using a computer, tablet, smartphone, or e-reader, although accessibility may be limited by the formats available for each title. Titles can be borrowed for two weeks, and can be renewed if no one else has them on hold. Members can check out up to five e-books and can have up to three e-books on hold at a time.

Access the APA Library E-book Collection


Need Help?

If you are having trouble accessing the e-books, read the help documents below, or contact the APA Library at library@planning.org or 312-786-6353.


E-book Formats

APA members have the option of using several different e-book formats through OverDrive. Which format you pick depends on how you want to read the e-book and what formats are available for each title.

EPUB

Accessible on your computer in Adobe Digital Editions, in your Internet browser through the OverDrive website, on your tablet or smartphone in the OverDrive app, or on a non-Kindle e-reader such as a Nook or Kobo. To transfer an EPUB book to an e-reader, you will need to have an Adobe ID.

Kindle

Accessible on an Amazon Kindle e-reader or tablet.

OverDrive Read

Accessible in your Internet browser through the OverDrive website, or on your tablet or smartphone in the OverDrive app.

PDF

Accessible on your computer in Adobe Digital Editions.

Content Help Documents

APA Conference Proceedings Index — A sortable, searchable spreadsheet of the APA, ASPO, and other National Planning Conference proceedings available in the APA Library E-book Collection.

OverDrive Help Documents

Getting Started With OverDrive on a Computer

Getting Started With the OverDrive App

Getting Started With eReaders

Getting Started With Kindle eReaders