IATA publications for multiple platforms & devices

IATA publications in a versatile, eBook-style format. Get the titles you need and build your own library of IATA regulations, standards and references. Access the library anywhere, online or offline, from all popular platforms, on a variety of devices.​

IATA publications delivered in a versatile format made for ease of access and mobility. With the 'Mobile' format, it's easier than ever for customers to access the content they need, when and where they need it. The format offers the flexibility and convenience to access IATA titles from all popular platforms (Windows, Mac, iOS and Android) across multiple devices (desktops, laptops and tablets), both online and offline.

The IATA publication is made available in an e-Reader solution called Bookshelf. Bookshelf Online is accessed through a browser. The publication can also be accessed with the Bookshelf software application, installed on a computer or tablet. When you get your first IATA 'Mobile' publication you'll create a Bookshelf account, and use that account whether using Bookshelf Online or the Bookshelf application.

  • Online - Browser-based, no software to install. Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Firefox are all supported.
  • Offline - There's a Bookshelf app for all popular platforms, including iOS.

Features & Benefits


  • Can be used in popular browsers
  • No software to install


  • There's an app (Bookshelf, from company VitalSource) for all popular platforms
  • No internet connection required after downloading your titles


  • Searchable text
  • Content adjusts to screen size
  • Table of contents
  • Bookmarks, notes & highlighting
  • Intra-document hyperlinks

The IATA Mobile version is an eBook. It may be used online and offline. Online in a browser, requiring an internet connection at all times. Offline in a locally installed e-Reader app called Bookshelf. The Windows version is a software application. Once installed, no internet connection is needed. The Windows versions of some publications include special content sections, such as dynamic grids (e.g. DGR, LAR, PCR) and document Toolboxes (e.g. AHM, DGR, IGOM).

Yes. To use your title(s) offline, install the 'Bookshelf' e-Reader application. The application is available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. Internet access is required when opening a title for the first time on a device.

Online use: You may lose access to the Bookshelf library, and you may need to log back in once the connection is restored.

Offline use: If your title has been downloaded to your device an internet connection is no longer needed.

A title may be be accessed through a browser (online use) on one device at a time. For viewing titles in the Bookshelf app, two devices may be activated for your account; one computer (Windows or Mac) and one mobile device (Apple or Android tablet).

It is possible to edit the User Info, including email address, user name, and password from the Bookshelf Account Center, as well as manage which devices are activated for the account.

The IATA titles may only be viewed using the Bookshelf platform (browser and/or app).

The Bookshelf application for Windows requires Windows 7 or later, therefore access will be limited to online use within a browser for Windows XP users.

Copy and print are not enabled for most IATA 'Mobile' titles.


  • Windows desktops, laptops and tablets
  • Mac desktops and laptops
  • Apple iPads
  • Android tablets

​​Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 and higher
  • Mac OS X and higher
  • iOS 9 and higher
  • Android 6 and higher


  • Windows - Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer
  • Mac OS - Chrome, Safari
  • iOS - Chrome, Safari
  • Android - Chrome​

Other Info

  • Online - Access IATA Mobile titles with a browser. Internet connection needed at all times.​
  • Offline - Access IATA Mobile titles with a locally installed eBook reader application (Bookshelf). Administrator permissions needed for install. Internet connection needed to download the title, but not needed after that. One computer (Windows or Mac) and one mobile device (iOS or Android) may be associated to an IATA Bookshelf account.
  • Optimized for screens 7 inches and larger. Content may not display correctly on smaller devices (e.g. smartphones).

IATA offers short term access versions of select publications to training organizations. 7-day and 30-day duration versions of some 'Mobile' titles are available at reduced prices. This allows schools to provide students with access to the IATA title without having to purchase a full digital license for each student.

IATA Accredited Training Schools can acquire the short term duration publications via the IATA online store. Other training organizations are welcome to inquire about the availability of the short term versions by contacting the IATA Sales team.

Note: The 'Mobile' format is not only for mobile devices. It can be used in a browser or in an app ('VitalSource Bookshelf’) on Windows and Mac computers, and on iOS and Android tablets.

How it Works

  1. Receive a redeem code for 7- or 30-day access to an IATA 'Mobile' format title.
  2. Create an account in the eReader platform.
  3. Use your redeem code within the platform to obtain the IATA title.
  4. The 7- or 30-day access begins when the redeem code is used.

Available Publications

  • Dangerous Goods Regulations, English
  • Dangerous Goods Regulations, French
  • Dangerous Goods Regulations, German
  • Dangerous Goods Regulations, Spanish
  • Dangerous Goods Regulations, Russian