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AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider Manual: eBook Instructions: Home

How to successfully download the eBook Reader and eBook


You can now

  • read the eBook in the internet browser with the Read button without user limits
  • install the AHA Reader software and download the eBook (the eBook will automatically be returned on the due date)
  • checkout a print copy for three days


A personal account is no longer required to access the ACLS eBook. If you see the "Welcome Des Moines University" message above, you will have access to the AHA eBooks. If you want to save your bookmarks, highlights and notes, you will need to register for a personal account on the AHA site and login to see your saved items. You can login with your Microsoft SSO credentials.



MAC USERS: Please download your eBooks to the eReader app BEFORE you sign into your AHA account. If you are signed in first, this could cause issues with the eBook not opening in the app. If you are experiencing issues, please look at the troubleshooting document and/or contact the library.


Known issues

  • My ebook is no longer opening in the app
  • The due date of the ebook is listed as 12/31/1969
  • I can't open my ebook


Desktop App: Please reinstall the AHA eBook Reader application. Once the application is installed, please DO NOT log in or open the application. Download a new eBook file. Once the file is downloaded, right-click on the file and open it with the AHA eBook Reader application.

iPad App: Reinstall the AHA eBook Reader application. Once the application is installed, please DO NOT open it. Download a new ebook file and send the file (box with the up arrow icon) to the AHA eBook Reader application to open it.

Please Note: Do not log in using a username and password on either platform.

Need Help?

The American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider Manual is available digitally for student use. Please note that it is a particularly finicky platform, so please follow the step-by-step instructions attached below so that you don’t encounter any hiccups accessing the book.

One common error message claims the eBook is expired and blocks it from opening. If you experience this error, follow these steps:

  1. Delete the eBook.
  2. Quit the application.
  3. Go to our library catalog.
  4. Re-download the eBook.
  5. Open the eBook.

If you have tried to access the book and still encounter problems, please contact the library for troubleshooting help at We are happy to help!

Step-by-Step Instructions for Windows

Step-by-Step Instructions for Mac

Print Book Option

Prefer print? The library has physical copies on reserve. If you’d like to borrow a copy, visit the Library Collections Room on the 2nd floor of Edge. Please provide the student workers with the call number so they can quickly retrieve it for you:

WG 205 A1845 2020

Circulation desk hours:

  • 7:30 am - 9 pm (M-F)
  • 9:00 am - 9 pm (Sat & Sun)

*Please note that items on reserve are meant to be available to everyone in a particular course, so you are only able to check it out for three days.

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