Librarian Resources

The ACM Digital Library Platform

The primary publication and distribution platform for ACM Books will be the ACM Digital Library, the most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records in existence today covering the fields of computing and information technology. The full-text database includes the complete collection of ACM's publications, including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles and currently consists of:

  • 400,000 Full-text articles
  • 2,200,000 Pages of full-text articles
  • 18,000+ New full-text articles added each year
  • 44+ High Impact Journals with 2-3 new journals being launched each year
  • 450+ Conference Proceedings Volumes added each year
  • 2,500+ Proceedings Volumes in the DL Archive
  • 8 Magazines (including the flagship Communications of the ACM, the most heavily cited publication in the field of computing according to Thomson-Reuters)
  • 37 Technical Newsletters from ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
  • 6,000+ Video files
  • 600+ Audio files

In addition to the full-text database, the ACM Digital Library is heavily integrated with and includes unrestricted access to the Guide to Computing Literature, the Guide to Computing Literature bibliography.

The ACM Digital Library includes reference linking though CrossRef, integration with the ACM Computing Reviews database, index terms using ACM's 2012 Computing Classification Scheme (CCS), alerting and TOC services, and all export formats including BibTex, Endnote, and ACM Ref, as well as OpenURL compliance, and COUNTER III and SUSHI Compliant usage statistics.

Promotional materials for ACM Books and the ACM Digital Library are available via the Marketing Materials dropdown below. ACM is pleased to send paper copies upon request.

​Marc21 Records

Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) Records are available to all institutional customers of ACM Books:

Please click here for Collection I
Please click here for Collection II


For libraries, access to ACM Books inside the ACM Digital Library will be handled through IP authentication in the same way that institutions currently have access to all other content inside the ACM DL.

In addition, ACM now offers a "Remote Access" service that makes it possible for end users to access Library-purchased content from the ACM Digital Library using username and password authentication, connected to your institution's IP authenticated account.

If your institution currently subscribes to the ACM DL, turning on access for ACM Books is a simple and straightforward process. Simply contact ACM directly at <> and they will turn access on and provide you with the necessary documentation to complete your order.


The ACM Digital Library is currently indexed by Google, Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic Search, Bing, Yahoo!, IET Inspec, Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge, Engineering Information, Scopus, Ebsco Discovery Service, National Institute of Informatics, Northern Light, Worldcat, Summon, OhioLink, Exlibris Primo, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), CiteSeer, Computing Research Repository (CoRR), IEEE Xplore, MathSciNet, Odysci, deepdyve, CNKI, DBLP, Knimbus, and Suweco. This long list of general search engines and more specialized discovery services guarantees that all ACM Books published in the ACM Digital Library will be immediately discoverable by a wide audience of individual and institutional users in and out of the library environment.

​Individual Title Purchases

While ACM will sell the ACM Books series utilizing a digital-first “collections” model, individual “a la carte” title purchases will be available from the major library ebook and print book vendors.