Vendor Discounts

IHLS is dedicated to working with library vendors to obtain services that benefit all types of libraries who are a member of an Illinois library system. IHLS, SHARE, and ILLINET* members may all benefit from these services:

  • Group Purchases** are negotiated and managed by IHLS, and participation is available for Illinois libraries who are part of a library system.
  • E-Resource Trials may be offered by vendors as a general promotional tool, or arranged by IHLS in connection with a prospective group purchase.
  • Vendor Discounts are offers that companies have made available to IHLS libraries. Information about vendor discount offers is provided for convenience; we do not negotiate the pricing on vendor discounts.

*some offers may not be available to all ILLINET members
**some group purchases are available only to SHARE members, due to the nature of the integration between the resource and Polaris (such as the Cloud Library).


Booklist Online is a subscription database offering 180,000+ reviews, articles (book lists, read-alikes, columns, etc.), and other material from over 25 years of Booklist and Book Links magazines, with advanced search capabilities and workflow tools.

Group discount structure for Public, Academic, and Special Libraries:

  • 1–9 libraries, 20% off published price,
  • 10–24 libraries, 30% discount
  • 25–49 libraries, 40% discount
  • 50+ libraries, 50% discount

Group discount structure for Schools/School Districts:

  • 1 school, $280 (20% off published list price,
  • 2–5 schools, $200 each
  • 6–20 schools, $120 each
  • 21–50 schools, $80 each
  • 51–80 schools, $40 each
  • 81+ schools, $20 each

Check out the PDF for discounts to Booklist and Book Links Print Magazines.

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  • 10% DISCOUNT on all ALA Graphics products to IHLS members.
  • Additional 10% DISCOUNT for IHLS members who are also current American Library Association (ALA) members. (10% IHLS coupon code will apply to the ALA member product price.)
  • $75 minimum order (after discount[s]) required for contract terms to apply.
  • Discounts are based on prices listed on our website at and will remain the same throughout the contract terms effective dates.

You can take a look at our new releases and core products in our Spring 2018 Catalog. Or you can shop our entire line at the ALA Store.

Rachel Johnson
Director, ALA Graphics | American Library Association
50 E. Huron St. | Chicago, IL 60611


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Save 10% on a Book Return from American Book Returns!  

Choose from:

  • Exterior Returns
  • Interior Returns
  • Thru Wall Returns
  • Media Vaults

20% off of list price for public libraries in IHLS.

AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 240 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment assistance, and outreach or fundraising at the Library.


Be sure to mention that you are an IHLS member library. If you have any questions, contact:

Jordan LaBorde
Senior Vice President of Sales
P 877.428.0101 ext. 3908 | D 402.939.3908 | F 402.704.7047




Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. is pleased to offer the following discounts to IHLS member libraries:

  • 0-25% Off List Price (see the attached PDF for details)

Product Offering:

  • Audiobooks, Books, eBooks, NOOK eReaders, NOOK Tablets, CD’s, DVD’s, Magazines, Textbooks, Educational Toys & Games, Café Consumables, Gift Product, Gift Cards and more.



  • All bulk orders must be placed with your local Barnes & Noble Booksellers Store.
  • To find your nearest store please visit and type in your zip code.
  • Each library will need to complete an institutional account application for deferred billing.

Please contact your local store today for more information!


Bayscan Technology is offering special IHLS pricing on new products. Be sure to mention that you are a member of IHLS.


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BiblioBoard provides tools to support and showcase local content and round-out digital collections at an affordable cost. There are no reading limits or restrictions and all content is delivered with unlimited, multi-user access through our award-winning mobile and web-based platform.

BiblioBoard and RAILS offer the new community reads program, Popup Picks statewide. As a result, all libraries in Illinois are able to add BiblioBoard's other solutions at a highly discounted rate…on average, 40% off.

More Information:

For more information, please contact Katie Davis, Library Relations Manager at BiblioLabs.


40% off of Spoken Word Audio.

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BrainHQ is a suite of online brain fitness exercises designed to help adults think faster, focus better, remember more, and enjoy life. 32 brain training exercises with 895 unique levels of training on a mobile friendly, desktop or app access. Public libraries in IHLS receive a 20% discount on Brain HQ from Demco Software.

For more information, contact Heidi van Gennep, Demco Account Executive at 312.391.2229.


Brodart's Special Discounts for IHLS Members:




 *Discount will apply to current retail prices at the time of order.  (Some exclusions apply; contact us for full exclusion list which includes Security Systems & Accessories Line, Software, Flat Panel Mounts, Consumer Electronics, Books & Library Services, etc.) Discount applies only to products, not to shipping charges, and may not be combined with any other preferred pricing. Not applicable to closed orders and orders already in process. 


Did you know Brodart sells books? Be sure to look at those discounts.

  • Trade Hardcover Editions                                   44.0%*
  • Non-Trade Hardcover & Paperback Editions        10.0%*
  • Publisher’s Library Editions & BrodartBound       20.0%
  • Single Reinforced Editions                                 35.0%
  • Trade & Mass Market Paperback Editions          40.0%*
  • Playaway® Digital Audio**                                18.0%


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CCI Solutions, Inc. provides library media packaging cases, albums, sleeves and pockets for CD’s, DVD’s and Audiobooks.

  • 15% off all MediaSAFE 2-ring albums & sleeves
  • 10% off all MediaSAFE CD/DVD cases and accessories

10% off Mobilab and Luxor Mobile Charging Carts
8%   off Dell and HP refurbished PCs/Laptops
5%   off new Lenovo PCs/Laptops
5%   off new Edugear Chromebooks and Windows tablets
5%   off new HP, Dell and Lenovo Chromebooks


Save more than 37%

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  • $100 minimum order (after discount) required for contract terms to apply
  • 12% on library, office and technology supplies (consumables)
  • 5% on learning materials
  • 6% on furniture and equipment under $2,000* (non-consumable)
  • $9.95 regular FedEx Ground Service shipping costs on all stock orders.
  • Transportation will be prepaid and added to all drop ship orders, such as furniture and equipment. Demco provides good-faith shipping estimates on all orders.
  • Express parcel shipping is not included.
  • Security products
  • Periodicals and subscription products
  • Licensed Products including but not limited to: Dr. Seuss™, Pete the Cat, Garfield, Eric Carle™, Arthur® and Clifford
Expires June 30, 2020, with option to renew



Illinois Libraries are eligible for a 50% discount on Flipster during the first year of a new subscription. Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine solution that makes it easy for patrons to read their favorite magazines on a computer or mobile device.


IHLS member libraries are also eligible to purchase database packages at a discounted rate.

  • Public Library Package Options (attached)
  • School Library Package Options (attached)


For more information, contact Bill Schufreider, Regional Sales Manager at 1-800-653-2726 x2156.


EduCode Academy is a web-based platform that teaches computer science without computer science teachers.  They provide an autonomous and immersive experience to effectively teach coding and digital skills. 

Their goal is to make the process as simple as possible…you can facilitate code clubs or just allow your patrons to access our platform on their own.  Either way, you are spreading digital literacy in your community.

Their special introductory offer is $500 a year for all our available content.  IHLS libraries will receive an additional discount of 10%...$450 a year!

They would be happy to offer you a 2 week FREE trial to help make your decision easier.  Check out their content, look around and see if they would be a good fit for your library.

Please check out the website and contact Hayden Cole for any questions or to sign-up for your FREE trial.



Follett is offering IHLS member libraries the following discounts:

  • Up to 45% off of publisher price on library and classroom print orders
  • Complimentary Content Alignment Services
  • Free shipping on all Library, Classroom and Textbook orders
  • Up to 75% off of publisher pricing on Pre-owned textbooks

Visit their website at:


Be sure to mention that you are an IHLS member library. If you have any questions, contact:

Pam Hinds
Inside Sales Consultant, Library & Classroom

Follett School Solutions
1433 Internationale Parkway
Woodridge, IL 60517

Tel: 877.899.8550 ext. 46197
Direct: 708.884.6197
Fax: 800.852.5458


IHLS members will receive a 15% discount on a wide variety of customizable gifts for every recipient and occasion using the code, ILLINOIS15, at checkout. This code does not expire.



ProFlowers offers a wide assortment of floral arrangements, plants, and gifts for any occasion. Receive a 15% discount using the code: [ILLINOIS15]. You can find our website here: 

Shari’s Berries:  

Send chocolate covered strawberries, gourmet chocolates, delicious cake pops & other treats from Shari's Berries. Receive a 15% discount using the code: [ILLINOIS15]. You can find our website here: provides tens of thousands of expertly curated gifts and unique ideas. Receive a 15% discount using the code: [ILLINOIS15]. You can find our website here:


Personal Creations:  

Personal Creations offers a wide variety of customizable gifts for every recipient and occasion. Receive a 15% discount using the code: [ILLINOIS15]. You can find our website here:


Samantha Wheeler
Community Outreach Manager


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Gale shares your vision of the library as the heart of its community and is committed to helping you deliver the content, tools, and services necessary to support your users.  

Gale titles are available in print and eBook formats. With Gale, your single-copy purchase of any eBook means access to everyone, anytime, with no special downloads or apps. More Information Here   Gale provides nonfiction eBooks across 250 publishers with a wide variety of pricing options. 

  • Receive 10-35% off of packages  
  • Get started with Gale’s Everyday Essentials Collection (attached)
    • Purchase these titles in print, eBook or both

Contact Kirk Peterson to discuss title buying options that align with your library goals.


Kirk Peterson
Public Library Educational Sales Consultant
Gale Cengage Learning
(o) 800.877.4253 x 18500 (e)



Gale is partnering together with RAILS and Illinois Heartland Library System.  All IHLS schools will have Janel Schnur as their Gale Consultant. What an exciting way to bring rich content into school libraries and buildings across the state!


If your library is interested in participating, please contact Cassandra Thompson and let her know which databases your library is interested in.


  • 15% on Archival Supplies
  • 10% on Archival Furniture
  • 50% Off Shipping on suppy orders over $100 (Furniture items not included)


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Gumdrop Books IHLS member discounts:

Free shipping and handling

Free MARC records

Pre Discounted Hardcover Books - up to 70%

ebooks - up to 40% discount

Subscriptions/Digital platforms - Discount up to 40%


Lightbox Subscription Pricing:

  • 1 package -      $999.00
  • 2 packages - $1,500.00
  • 3 packages-  $1,750.00


Additional discounts available when bundling Lightbox, AV2, EyeDiscover, and World Languages.


Please contact Tim Monak for more information.


View the Gumdrop Books website to register:


Tim Monak
Regional Sales Manager
Gumdrop Books



IHLS members save 25% on Library Barcode Labels and Patron Cards

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The Informed Librarian Online <> is a current awareness service for librarians that keeps them on top of their professional reading and new developments in the field.  IHLS member librarians would benefit greatly from this resource, and it is being offered to IHLS members at a substantial 50% discount.  As librarians, we are always on the lookout for new resources to acquire for our patrons, but sometimes we have to stop and consider our own professional needs! The Informed Librarian Online is pleased to announce that in addition to all of the outstanding benefits of the service, all subscribers now have free full-text access to Emerald Publishing's library journals, including backfiles!

Discount Product Sections
43.5% Trade Hardcover
40.0% Trade Quality Paperbacks
40.0% Mass Market Paperbacks
15.0% Library Bindings
10-30% Short Discounted Titles*
0-45.0% Spoken Word Audio **

DVD I Blu-ray (Discount based on List Price of item): ***

35.0% < $14.99
30.0% $15.00-$19.99
25.0% $20.00 +
0.0% Net Titles


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Junior Library Guild would like to offer IHLS members 5 free books for every new or added JLG Category. In other words, each member new to JLG would receive 5 free books per Category ordered and those members with existing JLG orders will receive 5 free books for each Category they add. Titles in JLG Categories are pre-discounted up to 40% off the publisher’s price and the free titles can be chosen from our previous Selections.

For further information on our available titles, please see the Junior Library Guild website at


If you have any questions, please contact:

Kristy Griffith
Contracts Administrator
Junior Library Guild
p: 800-325-9558 ext 7621 |  f: 800-827-3080


Welcome to K-Log’s Vendor Discount Program. IHLS members receive an additional 5% discount off our already discounted prices.

K-Log represents over 100 school and office furniture manufacturers with 15,000 products in our catalog and on our website: For over 30 years K-Log has provided libraries with furniture solutions. We offer:

  • Study carrels, utility carts, collaborative work tables, bookshelves and other essential library furnishings for all age groups. 
  • Our Design Department offers complimentary floor plan drawings, as well as high quality 3-D renderings to help visualize the end result; a well-planned space.

Use code “CONTRACT-0300”at checkout to receive your additional five percent discount (no minimum required).


Jonathan D. Smith  |  Business Development Specialist

Ph: 847-872-6611 x.125  |  Fax: 847-872-3728  

1224 27th Street
Zion, IL 60099

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KnowledgeCity’s mission is to bring quality training to every community. We want your community to thrive and are committed to supporting your library by delivering the content, tools, and services necessary to support your school, academic, and library users.

KnowledgeCity has an LMS of over 12,000 video tutorials in Business Skills, Computer Software, Safety, Compliance and Finance to serve the educational and career enhancement needs of your community.

  • 20% Discount available to IHLS members.


Contact Brian McGinnis to discuss the options that align with your client’s goals.

Brian McGinnis
(760) 795-9054

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Description Hourly Rates for Libraries
Client PC, printer, web design, & scanner labor $70.00 (12.5% discount)
Server labor, data backup administration, IT consulting $120.00 (17% discount)
Basic business networking including wireless $120.00 (17% discount)
Apple application and hardware Labor * $125.00
Complicated networking, VPN, WAN, VLAN * $150.00
Travel $50.00

* Indicates services provided through our Service Partners

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Mackin Educational Resources caters to thousands of PK-12 schools, libraries, educators and students worldwide.  With a growing catalog of nearly 3 million print titles from 18,000+ publishers and a burgeoning digital collection of more than 1.5 million eBooks, audiobooks, databases and videos, Mackin offers the most competitive bottom-line pricing in the industry and a plethora of complimentary services, including:

  • Free shipping
  • Free shelf-ready processing
  • Free custom collection analysis
  • Free access to MackinVIA, our award-winning digital resource management system
  • Free access to thousands of professionally-prepared title lists and collection development services
  • Free complete MARC records
  • Free support from in-house librarians and educational professionals

Mackin is pleased to offer IHLS members the following discounts:

  • Up to 45% off publishers’ list prices on print books (all binding types), eBooks, and online databases.



Sales consultant: Chas Sima

Address:  3505 County Road 42 West
                Burnsville, MN  55306
Phone:  800-245-9540
Direct:   312-550-9864
Fax:      800-369-5490


  • DVD titles:  20% off of MSRP for DVD (including Blu-Ray) materials.
  • CD music:  20% off of MSRP (Universal Music titles are not discounted).
  • Shipping and handling:  Free of freight charges.
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25% off Patron Cards, Keytags & Combos


15% discount for all book previewing systems (excluding shipping).


Visit their website at:

Click on Display Options to see their regular pricing.  IHLS members would receive 15% off this pricing.


Questions? Please contact:

Scott Browning

Tel: 877-304-2424


  • Up to 30% off the publisher's price.
  • Free shipping/handling - No Minimum
  • Free library processing
    • Includes Marc records
    • Attached or unattached
      • Spine labels
      • Barcodes
      • Reading Program labels
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PressReader offers the largest collection of more than 6,000 full content premium digital newspapers and magazines from 100+ countries in 60 languages, accessible through any device with a state of the art interface, all under one single subscription. They have been in business for over 17 years and currently partner with more than 15,000 libraries worldwide. Members of IHLS are eligible for a 20% discount.

To learn more or to schedule a web demo, please contact Allan Klassen at


Printastic offers a wide assortment of custom printed products including business cards and vinyl banners to help get your library events noticed!!  Get 15% off your order at by using the promo code LIB15 today. 

For questions or assistance, contact Steve Kozle at 248-859-4008.

  • 20% on Recorded Books CD productions
  • 10% on Digital Products

Sage Publications is offering discounted pricing to public libraries in Illinois on several of their electronic databases including: SAGE Business Researcher, SAGE Video, and CQ Researcher.



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You are invited to join the network of library partners who are receiving up to 72% off list price as they purchase books for incentives. Whether you are purchasing for summer reading incentives, library week celebrations, earth day events, 1,000 books before kindergarten efforts, back to school events, black history month celebrations, story time incentives, author visits, baby bag programs, or Santa visits and more you would be eligible to the following member benefits:

  • $1.00 specials! We bring the warehouse to you with our new $1.00 specials.
  • Free Bonus Books! Scholastic donates books towards your literacy initiatives by giving you 10 FREE books for every $150 spent. Bonus book collections increase the number of children you can serve and lowers the per book price.
  • Free Shipping and Handling! Literacy Partnerships orders are never charged shipping and handling on regularly processed orders. Spend your budget on what matters- books.
  • Low-Priced Collections! Our super saver collections are time-saving and cost effective ways to get the most popular titles at the lowest prices. Many collections offer titles at less than $2.00 per book!

You may apply online at or fill out the attached application and fax it to the number at the bottom of the page. I will contact you as soon as your membership has been approved (within 5 business days).

I look forward to speaking with you soon to learn about your literacy initiatives and how we can best partner with you.


Jacob Anderson
Literacy Initiatives
Scholastic FACE
2315 Dean Street
St. Charles, IL 60175
Phone: 1-800-387-1437 ext.6327
Fax: 1-877-242-5865


Scholastic Digital products offer patrons/students/staff a variety of easy-to-navigate resources with hundreds of thousands of credible, accurate and reliable texts, eBooks, and multimedia to meet almost every research and literacy need in your library/school. Unlimited access for an unlimited amount of users—from most platforms and devices—enables all patrons/students/staff to easily find the information or experience they’re seeking.

IHLS school and public libraries are eligible to receive 12%-50% off Scholastic Digital programs.

Contact Information:

Carolyn Chadwell
Library Resource Specialist
Supporting your local representative
Scholastic Library Publishing
2315 Dean Street, Suite 600
St. Charles, IL 60175
Phone: 800-387-1437 ext. 6289
Fax: 877-242-5865



Designed to give children exposure to an enhanced learning experience, the Sesame Street eBookstore is your one-stop destination that houses a library of Sesame Street eBooks. Delight your kids with the enchanting characters as they teach them the alphabet or number.

A library subscription to the Sesame Street eBookstore allows you to offer your patrons UNLIMITED access to MORE THAN 200 eBooks.


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Streamline events and get the word out about library programming with SignUp. Multiple viewing and search filters can be applied to accommodate all user-types; mobile friendly and web-optimized; sharing capability allows for social media interaction. Public libraries in IHLS receive a 20% discount on SignUp from Demco Software.


For more information, contact Heidi van Gennep, Demco Account Executive at 312.391.2229.


IHLS members will receive a discount on Solix E-rate Consulting Services commensurate with scale. General discounts as follows:

  • Standard Application Fee: $0 to $5K – 10% Discount
  • Standard Application Fee: >$5K to $10K – 15% Discount
  • Standard Application Fee: > $10K – 20% Discount

Contact Ed Hosler to verify pricing and terms:

Ed Hosler
Solix, Inc.
Office: 973-581-5136 Cell: 201-400-1901

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Personal Protection Equipment (PPE):

In addition to their regular discounts below, as a federal government contractor, Team One can provide Personal Protection Equipment such as masks, gloves, and clear acrylic shields.

Team One has created a dedicated webpage for ordering PPE products for IHLS/ILA/RAILS members.

Stock levels are impacted by demand and out-of-stocks are indicated on the Team One webpage. Team One will fulfill orders on a FIFO basis. For further info and questions, contact the sales and customer service team:


Standard Vendor Discount:

Team One is a primary source for technology products to IHLS member libraries.

Discounted Price List Index:

  • Hold Label Printers & Papers
  • Circulation Desk Products
  • Staff and Patron Monitors
  • Library Digital Signage
  • Makerspace Products
  • East Ways to Order

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Up to 55% Off Retail Discount including FREE SHIPPING on Stock Products.

With mention of Discount Code ILHLS at the time orders are placed, you will receive the discounted pricing, and as soon as you sign up for Rewards here, you will begin earning Rewards points on purchases as well! 

All orders must reference Bid Code ILHLS at the time of order to receive the discount.

Members can order online at or through Customer Care at 800-548-7204 /  


Shayla Hill
Bid Specialist
(309) 925-7235 or


Thomas Klise/Crimson Multimedia is pleased to offer the following discounts to IHLS member libraries:

  • 15% discount on all audiobook standing order programs
  • 10% discount on custom media processing
  • 2% discount on video game titles
  • Unlimited free publisher replacement cases for video games

There are no minimum ordering requirements to receive the discounts noted above.

Visit our website at:

Be sure to mention that you are an IHLS member library when placing an order. If you have any questions, please contact:


Molly Klise
Thomas Klise/Crimson Multimedia
Tel: 800 937 0092
Fax: 860 536 5141



Your library provides critical resources and services to support every member of your community. will take your resources to the next level and support your library as we do so.

The Learning Suite combines online tutoring, homework help, and test preparation with powerful diagnostic tools and self-study resources to provide a well-balanced and flexible educational environment designed to meet the individual needs of all learners.


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In-person access to Tutree’s Local expert tutor network. Offering small libraries the same intro pricing offered to large customers.

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Vernon Library Supplies is pleased to offer the following discounts to IHLS member libraries:

  • 20% discount on all Level 2 items (consumable items) library supplies
  • 10% discount on Level 1 items (non-consumable items such as furniture, security systems, bar code scanners, etc.)

All discounts will be taken from their web catalog at:  All items on the web site are designated Level 1 or Level 2 so this should be helpful to identify the amount of the discount you will receive.


Orders can be placed via mail:  Vernon Library Supplies, Inc.  2851 Cole Court, Norcross, GA  30071; email:; phone- 800-878-0253 or online at:


Reference IHLS for discount.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Francine Kersh
Phone:  800-878-0253 ext 113
Email: or



Exclusive to IHLS

  • Free Proofs - No Art Fees!
  • Free Samples (upon request)
  • 20% of standard pricing
  • Special price breaks
  • Free Quotes
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SAVE 20% on all DVD orders of $2000 or more
SAVE 10% on all orders of $1000 or more (formats may be combined)
SAVE $10 per DVD when you order:

  • 4 or more from the Carnegie Collection DVDs (see page 50)
  • 4 or more from the Jean Fritz American History CollectionDVDs (see pages 54)
  • 4 or more from the Sign Language Storytelling Series (see page 61)
  • 4 or more from the Story Collection DVDs (see pages 66-69)

FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $100
FREE LIBRARY PROCESSING on all orders over $200



If you have microfilm from 1977 and before, World Archives will:

  • Ship your 35 mm silver microfilm of the newspaper content to the World Archive production facility in San Diego (complete with $100,000 insurance per delivery) and return it to you free of charge.
  • Digitize your film collection in 400 dpi grayscale PDF images free of charge to produce a digital archive of your microfilm.   ◦Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is included in the free digitization, making the content fully searchable by dates and key words.
  • Add the digitized content to a branded site created for you at no charge, as well as and make it available for other commercial sites.
  • Provide you with a copy of the images (non-searchable). ◦You would only pay for the hard drive (or other medium) to store the images, and those images will be yours for free forever.

World Trade Press is offering school libraries in IHLS a discount (15% off list price) on their ABC Database Series. This new ABC Database Series is an ideal companion for teachers to assist their students in areas of world culture, geography, world foods, language learning, and any country and state-related projects.


Contact Info:

Adam Weis
Sales Manager
World Trade Press
Phone: (800) 833-8586 x201
Direct: (707) 774-7401



IHLS libraries get a 25% discount.

Wowbrary is an email newsletter program that automatically sends your patrons a weekly newsletter, letting them know what's new at your library—new books, new dvds, new ebooks, etc.  You can ask patrons to sign up for the email newsletter, or mass enroll your patrons with email addresses.  The Wowbrary software pulls information about your library's new items from Polaris.
Additional Information:

Contact:  Jeff Levinsky