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Discounts on Books & Supplies

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The companies listed below have asked the Nebraska Library Commission to share the following discounts on books, supplies, and furniture with Nebraska libraries. 

3M & Checkpoint Security Products || A. Rifkin Co. || AVcafe || Baker & Taylor || Barcodes Industries (formerly RACO Industries) || Barnes & Noble Institutional Discount Program || Block and Company || Brodart || Computype | || Computer Software || DEMCO || Gumdrop Books || Highsmith || Ingram Library Services Inc. || Listen & Live Audio || Liu & DB Enterprises Inc. || Midwest Library Service || Playaways (Findaway World) || Printastic || RACO Industries || Software Choice (formerly Software Plus) || Symbology || TechSoup Stock || The Library Store, Inc. || Vernon Library Supplies

Disclaimer: The information below is provided for the convenience of Nebraska libraries. NLC does not negotiate the discounts offered by the vendors and is not responsible for the products or services provided by the organizations above. Libraries are responsible for payment terms and conditions agreed upon with their purchase.

3M & Checkpoint Security Products

A nonprofit organization based in Lansing, Michigan and in operation since 1974, the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) prides itself on bringing innovation and cost savings to libraries nationwide.

Because MCLS buys genuine 3M and Checkpoint products in large quantities, your library can save a minimum of 25% off list price on Security Strips and 15% on accessories and hardware. There is no membership fee to order from MCLS and most items are shipped within 24 hours of request.

3M Security Strips:
Tattle-Tape Security Strip B1 1000/ctn $216.74
Tattle-Tape Security Strip B2 1000/ctn $196.03
Tattle-Tape Security Strip DCD-2 200/ctn $257.50

3M RFID Tags:
3M ISO RFID Tag (50 X 50) 2000 / Roll $478.22

Checkpoint Discmates:
CKPT DiscMate Single CD Case, 100 / Case $237.30
CKPT DiscMate Single DVD Case, 100 / Case $220.50

To place an order or for more information contact MCLS Services at 800-530-9019 ext. 401 or

For a full list of 3M products offered visit:

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A. Rifkin Co.

The A. Rifkin Co. is a family-owned manufacturer and international distributor of security and multi-use reusable fabric bags and related products. The A. Rifkin Co. serves a number of specialized markets, including the library market. The A. Rifkin Co. is offering Nebraska libraries an additional 10% discount off catalog prices.

View the Library Bags & Supplies section of the A. Rifkin web site for an overview of available products.

To be eligible for this discount orders must be placed through Charles Myers at 303-320-4151.

Charles M. Myers
A. Rifkin Co.

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The AVcafe

The AVcafe, located in Lincoln, NE, serves libraries' audiovisual requests. We specialize in all audio visual formats including: books with audio, music CDs, DVDs, CD-Roms, as well as video games. We have a huge selection of titles from a wide variety of vendors available online at Have a hard-to-find title? Let us do the looking for you and save time by letting The AVcafe consolidate your audiovisual orders!

We are happy to extend Nebraska Library Commission members discounts of up to 25% off processing, and discounted shipping. Thank you for considering a local business. For more information contact:

JoDee Plumage
The AVcafe
6201 South 58th, Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68516
Phone: 877-228-2233

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Baker & Taylor

Baker & Taylor is the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books, video and music products to public libraries around the world. Please check out our value-added services and custom library programs:

Baker & Taylor is pleased to offer our new and improved discounts available to the public library members of the Nebraska State Library Commission and as part of the Cornhusker Plan. In order to receive these authorized discounts and the terms and conditions of the agreement please submit your information to

To contact a specific representative please see the list below:

Customer Service Representative - Books

Alisa Brown
Phone: 800-775-1200 ext. 2209
Fax: 800-775-1400

Customer Service Representative - Continuations/Automatically Yours

Jennifer Kennedy
Phone: 800-775-3600 ext. 7293
Fax: 908-541-7867

Outside Sales Consultant

Lois Bacon
Phone: 800-775-7930 ext. 1050

Book Leasing

Baker & Taylor's Book Leasing program is a great way to temporarily increase your library's number of popular books with the ability to return them when patron demand has subsided.

When you begin using our Book Leasing service, your library will build its own collection by retaining books ordered through the Monthly New Book Quota until your collection reaches its proper size. Each month, a pre-publication title list will be sent to you so that you may choose the titles you'd like to receive. All of your requested books will arrive shelf-ready, with all cataloging and processing completed to your specifications.

To learn more, click here to see our Book Leasing brochure.

Axis 360 Digital Media Library by Baker & Taylor

Axis 360, Baker & Taylor's revolutionary digital media library, provides libraries with a state-of-the-art system for circulating digital books and audiobooks.

  • One purchase - multiple formats. eBooks can be downloaded in EPUB or PDF formats, or in Blio, to serve a range of PCs, ereaders and mobile devices.
  • Mobile version. Patrons using mobile devices - including Apple and Android tablets, smartphones and more - can view your collection, check out and read materials in a user interface optimized for their device.
  • AcoustikTM digital audiobooks. A new experience for audiobook users -- patrons will enjoy direct-to-device download and listening in just a few taps.
  • ILS integration - supporting ReadersFirst principles. Patron's econtent discovery, check out and holds all from your library catalog.
  • Ease of ordering. Libraries can quickly discover, order and activate digital selections for Axis 360 via Title SourceTM 3.
  • Print + Digital, together. Collection development services to help libraries order the right balance of formats, all at one time.

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Barcodes Industries (formerly RACO Industries)

Nebraska Library Commission Discounts 2019

Barcodes Industries is now offering the following discounts to Nebraska libraries through the Nebraska Library Commission.

Barcodes......... Carries a wide variety of bar code related products:

  • Barcode Scanners -- Cordless Scanners for inventory
  • Thermal & Impact Receipt Printers and Printer Supplies (Standard Paper, Re-stick, Ribbons)
  • Barcode Duplicating Kits
  • Both Blank and Pre-Printed Labels, Spine Labels -- Rolls and Sheets along with Label Protectors
  • Student Tracking, Asset Tracking & Packages Tracking Solutions
  • Security Strips

We also offer items you may be unaware of, such as box cutters, tags, attacher guns, label applicators, RFID products, Weight Scales, Cash Counters, Shopping Baskets, as well as much much more.

For more information about the BARCODES product lines, please see the BARCODES web site at

  • 20%-30% off list for all hardware equipment
  • 10%-15% off list on all label supplies


  1. No minimum order required
  2. Security products and supplies
  3. Discounts cannot be combined with any other special offer, or promotion
  4. Standard manufacturer warranty applies upon date of receipt of items. Returns, repairs or servicing of equipment are subject to manufacturer policies

To receive your discount please reference BARCODES Industries code# NLC2019 when placing order. If code# is not referenced at time of order or on correspondence when submitted, credit will not be applied to order.

To place an Order:

Email: or
Phone: 888-433-1274
Fax: 888-232-8731

Delivery: Stock items are usually shipped same day after receipt of order.

If you have a large quantity or high dollar request please call Judith Maria at 888-433-1274 for price exception.

Payment Term: Net, 30 Days

Mailing Address:
BARCODE Industries
200 W Monroe St, Ste 2300
Chicago, IL 60606

If you need help in determining what products will be compatible with your software, please contact Judith Maria at 888-433-1274 or e-mail

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Barnes & Noble Institutional Discount Program

The Barnes & Noble Institutional Discount Program entitles your library to receive 20-25% off your purchases, while receiving the personalized customer service that has made us the leading bookseller in America. There is no minimum purchase requirement for this program. Purchases of $0-$4,999 receive a 20% discount and orders of $5000 or more receive a 25% discount.

As your personal booksellers, we are available via telephone, fax or email to answer questions and receive your orders. We will provide price quotes, research titles, recommend new releases, order your books, track their arrival, box them up, and ship them to your library for no additional charge. We may be reached at:

Jenny Query, Store Manager
Erica Martens, Assistant Manager
Barnes & Noble Booksellers SouthPointe
2910 Pine Lake Road
Lincoln NE 68516
Phone: 402.421.0875
Fax: 402-421-0879

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
3333 Oakview Drive
Omaha NE 68144
Phone: 402-691-4557
Voicemail: 402-333-7942
Fax: 402-333-7687

Asure West
Community Relations Manager
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
7400 Dodge Street, Suite 325
Omaha, Nebraska 68114
Phone: 402-393-6223
Fax: 402-393-6825

Linda Morrison, Store Manager
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
4400 Sergeant Road
Sioux City, IA 51106
712.276.6468; (fax) 712.276.6470

This program allows you to pay for purchases with the institutional purchase card, check, credit card or cash. We look forward to receiving your business and delivering the resources you need with the excellent personalized customer service you deserve! You can also check out available titles at

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Block and Company

"For 80 years, Block has been the pioneer in providing innovative money handling supplies and solutions. Our expertise as the premier provider of banking, security and cash handling solutions has continued to grow. We search the world for products to add to our wide selection, and also develop and manufacture many of the items we sell.

"Block and Company, headquarters in Wheeling, Illinois, is a family-owned and women-owned corporation, and employs nearly 300 people. We manufacture a significant percentage of our overall product offering here in the U.S.A. and source only the highest-quality products. We back our quality with a guarantee that you'll be satisfied. we're not satisfied until you are."


Block and Company is offering Nebraska libraries a 10% discount on all items ordered online. To get this 10% discount, simply use the promotional code NEB during the checkout process. You can view the complete selection of products at


If you have questions about Block and Company's website or products, your account or recent purchases, you may contact:

Block and Company
1111 Wheeling Road
Wheeling, IL 60090-5975

Customer Service:

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Brodart is offering Nebraska Library Commission members the following discounts for 2019:

  • 20% savings on consumable supplies*
  • 15% savings on durables/furniture*  
  • Free shipping for consumable orders over $100 

* 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.

Shipping Charges:

Stocked Consumable Supply Orders over $100 ship free via best means (USPS, UPS Ground or common carrier). In-stock items ordered by 2pm EST ship same day. Freight charges for durable/furniture/drop ship products will be added to final invoice. Payment terms are net 30 days.

Ordering is Easy!

To ensure receiving your special discount, please refer to your discount code:

  • Discount Code: "DNES".

For online orders, add the code to the Promo Code Box at checkout. Please include the name of a contact person and phone number (Please Note Credits will not be issued for pricing errors unless the discount code/name has been referenced on the order.)

Payment Terms: Net 30 days from date of invoice.

Orders, Catalog Requests & Customer Service:

Phone: 888-820-4377
Fax:      800-283-6087
Mail:     Brodart Supply Division
             500 Arch Street
             Williamsport PA 17701

Email Orders/Questions:

Terms valid through December 31, 2019.

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Libraries have been using bar code labels for their books, magazines, assets, etc. for years and Computype has been with them every step of the way. Computype offers pre-printed bar code labels, spine label printers, spine labels, CD/DVD labels, patron cards, and other printing systems to help libraries keep their collections up to date. Computype has worked closely with libraries around the world producing bar code labels that scan the first time -- every time.

Discounts: Computype is offering members of the Nebraska Library Commission a 15% discount on item bar code labels. In addition to this, special promotions will be offered on other products at different times throughout the year.

When ordering, please reference promotion code NEBLCITLBL to receive your discount!

Learn more about what Computype offers to libraries!

For more information or to place an order, contact:

Tom Gillund
Inside Sales Manager
800-328-0852 x1266 

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DEMCO, Inc. is pleased to offer discounts for 2019.

Your discounts are based on prices listed on DEMCO's website at and will remain the same throughout the terms of this agreement.

Discounts: In order to receive your discount, indicate Discount Code C87023 on all orders:

  • $75 minimum order (after discount) required for contract terms to apply
  • 15% on library, office, and technology supplies (consumables)
  • 5% on learning materials
  • 5% on equipment (non-consumables)

* For large quantity orders, or purchases over $2,000, please contact the Demco Inside Sales Team toll free 800.462.8709 or email You may be eligible for special bid pricing.

Discounts under this agreement cannot be used with bids, sale catalogs, or other promotions. In the event a sale price is lower than your discounted price, you will be given the best price.


  • FedEx Ground Service shipping costs on all stock orders will be $9.95.
  • 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.

Exclusions: Detailed list can be found at by searching exclusions.

  • Security products
  • Demco Software
  • Licensed Products including but not limited to: Dr. SeussTM, Eric CarlTM, etc.). A detailed list can be found at, search "exclusions".

Expiration: December 31, 2019

To Place an Order: In order to ensure you receive your special discount, please indicate Discount Code C87023 on all orders.

Delivery: In stock items are delivered within 7-10 working days after receipt of order (ARO). Furniture and equipment items may take 4-6 weeks depending on vendor lead times.

Payment Term: Net 30 days.

Remittance Address:
P.O. Box 8048
Madison, WI 53708-8048

Mailing Address:

4810 Forest Run Rd.
P.O. Box 7488
Madison WI 53707-7488

Returns & Warranty: You may return or exchange a qualifying item* within 6 months of your invoice date. Furniture, special orders, custom products and interantional orders cannot be returned or exchanged unless you receive them damaged or defective. Anything that has been engraved or imprinted is not returnable.

Not sure if an item qualifies for a return or exchange? A Demco Customer Service representative can help you. Call 800.962.4463 or email

Note: Terms and conditions may change at any time.

Contact Information:

Amy Terbilcox
Contract Administrator
Phone: 866.558.9068
Fax: 888.320.0288

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Gumdrop Books

Gumdrop Books is now offering discounts to Nebraska libraries through the Nebraska Library Commission discount purchasing program.

Products: Our warehouse stocks over 3,000,000 plus books - including Accelerated Reader titles, nonfiction books, fiction books, biographies, how-to titles, and Spanish language titles for pre-kindergarten through university levels.

We offer customized cataloging and processing to suit your library needs and an outstanding fulfillment rate - 96% of our orders are shipped complete, with delivery within 10-15 business days ARO.

Discount: Our library books are already discounted up to 70% off of the publisher's list price. Shipping is FREE on all orders.

Discount Off Publisher's List Price
Publisher's Library Binding Up to 70% (average 32%)
Publisher's Trade Binding Up to 70% (average 32%)
eBooks Up to 70% (average 32%)
Note: Catalog prices reflect discount of up to 70% off of publisher's list price.

Custom Cataloging



Catalog Card Kit (includes 1 main entry, 2 shelf lists, title card, subject cards, added entries, date due card, label set - 1 for pocket & 1 for spine, peel and stick book pocket)
~ Unattached 0.65
~ Attached 1.08
Barcodes (unattached) 0.08
Shelf Ready Processing 0.43

* All shipping and handling charges are FREE.

Preferred Customer: We understand our customers' busy work schedules and that is why our sales professionals visit your library giving you the opportunity to experience the quality of our books hands on before you ever place your order.

Return Policy: Our return policy is to refund, replace, and/or correct any concern or any problem -- PERIOD.

Mission: We have remained committed to our original mission since opening in 1975 of providing our customers with exceptional service, unconditionally guaranteed.

Contact Information:

Gumdrop Books
P.O. Box 505
Bethany, MO 64424
Phone: 800-821-7199
Fax: 866-321-7199
Web site:

To reach the following departments call 800-821-7199 and ask for the following individuals:

  • Customer Service: Lisa Gilbert
  • Bid Team: Nancy Crovetti
  • Sales Representative: Pam Williams

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Highsmith is now owned by DEMCO

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Ingram Library Services Inc.

Ingram Library Services Inc. is offering discounts to public libraries and K12 school libraries in the State of Nebraska. The terms and conditions of this offer do not apply to existing staff accounts.

Discounts: Public Libraries K12 School Libraries
Trade Hardcover 41.5% 37.0%
Trade Quality Paperbacks 38.5% 35.0%
Mass Market Paperbacks 38.5% 35.0%
University Press Titles 15.0% 6.5%
Library Bindings 13.0% 15.0%
Short Discounted Titles 10.0% 6.5%
*Spoken Word Audio 0-45.0% 0-35%
(Discount based on list price of item)
<$14.99 = 35%
$15.00-$19.99 = 30%
$20.00+ = 25%
Net Titles 0.0% 0.0%

* Ninety to ninety-five percent of all Spoken Word Audio is at the full trade discount; however, some Spoken Word Audio is short discounted by the publisher.

**Although the majority of Ingram's DVD inventory is eligible for the maximum discounts, some titles receive smaller discounts.

Continuations and New Title Notifications/Standing Orders:
With Ingram, these special discounts also apply to our Continuations and New Title Notifications/Standing Order Programs. Please visit Ingram's website at or contact your Ingram Sales Representative for details.

Freight Terms - Public Libraries:
Shipments of 20 or more units from your primary distribution center or from your secondary distribution center qualify for Ingram-paid freight. Shipments of less than 20 units will be charged a flat $5.00 shipping fee. This flat fee amount or qualifying unit quantity is subject to change with notice. Items picked, packed, and shipped together count as an individual shipment. Ingram does not currently assess any additional fees for shipping. However, given the unpredictable impact of rising oil prices, Ingram reserves the right to assess a fuel surcharge with notice.

Freight Terms - K-12 School Libraries:
Orders will ship FOB Destination with Ingram-paid freight from your Ingram-designated primary and secondary distribution centers. Shipping will be via best method, which may include order or account consolidation, shipping schedules or other account setting adjustments to maintain freight costs below 2% of invoices.

Orders for schools will ship with two shipments per purchase order. Any in stock, non-processed book will ship within 24 hours of order entry. Any remaining titles will then be placed on backorder for a period of time specified by the school. At the end of the backorder period, all books that have come into stock will ship, and any remaining titles will automatically cancel.

Ingram does not currently assess any additional fees for shipping. However, given the unpredictable impact of rising oil prices, Ingram reserves the right to assess a fuel surcharge with notice.

Shipping will be via best method, which may include order or account consolidation, shipping schedules or other account setting adjustments to maintain freigh costs below 2% of invoice.

Effective Dates:      Start Date: February 1, 2019
                                  End Date: January 31, 2020

Payment Terms:
Payment terms under this offer shall be Net 30 Days. Payment is required for invoices within these terms even when a purchase order has not been completed. Ingram does not invoice for items until they have been shipped.
While other vendors demand payment from invoice date, Ingram's terms are calculated on statement date at the end of each month. With payment due 30 days from statement date, the customer's payment is due an average of 45 days from invoice (30-59 days). Ingram reserves the right to assess a late charge on all past due invoices.

Account Information:
This offer is extended to the Nebraska Library Commission only. The terms and conditions of this offer do not apply to staff accounts.

It is the responsibility of each individual ordering agency to verify with Account Services that any new accounts are eligible and have been set up to order under this offer. Ingram cannot issue credit for accounts not following the proper procedures. Any item that is ordered prior to the start date 3of this offer is not eligible to receive the terms of this special offer. This applies to all backorders, standing orders, and firm orders placed prior to the enactment of this offer. Libraries wishing to establish a new account will be asked to complete an Ingram New Account Application and Terms of Sale Form. When setting up an account under the terms of the contract, the Library will be asked to provide a copy of their tax exemption certificate.

Ingram can accept orders by toll-free phone, toll-free fax, mail, electronically, (email and/or EDI - Electronic Data Interchange), or through ipage. All orders receive title and stock verification.

Mail orders should be sent to:

Ingram Library Services LLC
Attention Order Entry
One Ingram Blvd.
PO Box 3006
La Vergne, TN 37086-1986

The toll-free number for FAX ordering is 800-677-5116. The toll-free number for telephone orders is 800-937-5300. Emails with attached orders should be sent to 

Ingram supports EDI Transaction types and formats based on the capabilities of the library automation system. Ingram EDI offerings include:

  • Electronic ordering using the X12 format and FTP for communications.
  • Enriched EDI ordering
  • Text format full order confirmation via email from Ingram email to user-specified email address.
  • Electronic invoicing using the X12 format and FTP for communications.

We recommend that your orders include either ISBNs or Ingram title codes. Inclusion of this information will increase both the speed and the accuracy of processing your order. Ingram title codes are readily found in many Ingram selection tools. Orders placed via Ingram's Electronic Order Interfaces must contain the ISBN or they will be rejected. Placing your account number on all orders or price quotation requests will ensure that the order is placed on the proper account.

ipage is Ingram's web-based title selection, ordering, and account management tool. Customers with a current, active Ingram account are eligible for a free subscription to ipage, which offers libraries easy-to-use ordering capabilities and other features at no cost for unlimited concurrent users. Libraries recognize ipage as an integral timesaving tool whose collection development and acquisitions capabilities, along with its various account management tools, make day-to-day ordering and receiving tasks virtually hassle-free. ipage can be accessed at

Ingram Contact List:
The Nebraska Library Commission has toll-free telephone access to any Ingram point of contact at 800-937-5300, or you may reach your Senior Sales Representative at:

  • Brette Dorris, Senior Sales Representative.............................(618) 210-3280
  • Kevin Davenport, Inside Sales Representative..............................Ext. 35767
  • Customer Care..............................................................Press Option 1, then 1
    To discuss concerns or issues regarding your account
  • To Place an Order.........................................................Press Option 1, then 2
  • Account Services..........................................................Press Option 1, then 3
    To Set Up/Update an Account
  • To Check Stock Status..................................................Press Option 1, then 4
  • Toll-Free FAX Ordering...............................................................800-677-5116
  • Credit Department.......................................................................800-937-8100
  • Technical Support........................................................................800-937-7978

Mail payments only to this remittance address:
Ingram Library Services Inc.
P.O. Box 502779
St. Louis, MO 63150-2779

If you have any questions, please contact:

Brette Dorris
Senior Sales Representative
618-210-3280 or

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Listen & Live Audio

Listen & Live Audio is pleased to extend the following discount and terms for its entire catalog of best-selling audiobooks on CD and cassette to all public, private and school libraries served by the Nebraska Library Commission.

  • 35% Discount
  • Free Lifetime CD and Cassette Replacement
  • Free Shipping
  • Vinyl Library Packaging ("shelf-ready")
  • Toll-Free Order Line -- 800-653-9400

Listen & Live Audio publishes 500+ unabridged and abridged audiobooks digitally and on CD in a variety of genres, including fiction, mystery, best-sellers, children's, military, nonfiction, adventure, SciFi, self-help, business, career development and personal growth. Their full line can be reviewed at

In addition, Listen & Live Audio offers four easy ways to order:

  • Fax: 201-558-9800
  • E-mail:
  • Phone: 201-558-9000
  • Mail: 1700 Manhattan Avenue, Union City, NJ 07087

Don't forget to mention that your library is part of the Nebraska Library Commission to receive these special terms.

For questions about products or terms, please contact Alfred Martino at 800-653-9400 or

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Liu & DB Enterprises, Inc.

Liu & DB Enterprises, Inc. is a wholesale distributor of CD/DVD Media and Packaging. The company is a Nebraska family-owned company in La Vista, Nebraska near Omaha. We are one of the largest suppliers of media packaging in the US as regards to the varieties of products. LDB carries over 1,000 media and packaging products at our 32,000 sq. ft. La Vista facility and serves both domestic and international customers.

Our pricing for Nebraska libraries will be wholesale pricing for items such as brand new, high quality 1 to 14 capacity DVD cases. The highlighted links will take you to our website for more information. DVD Disc Cases, CD Jewel Cases, CD/DVD Mailers, VHS Cases and Tapes, CD/DVD Albums, CD/DVD Sleeves and much more.

Contact Barbara K. to order via:
Phone: 1-800-370-2197, Ext. 14
Fax: 1-402-991-8889
Toll-free Fax: 1-866-212-5404

Company website: WWW.LDBMART.COM

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Midwest Library Service

Fully committed to personalized service and complete order fulfillment, Midwest Library Service has been meeting the unique needs of academic, law, and public libraries for nearly 60 years. In a rapidly changing industry, we take great pride in our longstanding reputation for superior service to our customers.

Under the Nebraska Library Commission Member Discount Schedule, Midwest Library Service is pleased to offer member libraries the following special discounts on our various book acquisitions and collection development services: 

The Nebraska Library Commission Member Discount Schedule outlined below is effective through December 31, 2019

  • FREE access to InterACQTM (Midwest's online acquisitions & collection development system)
  • FREE collection development tools including New Book Title Notifications
  • FREE ILS integration including MARC order records, EDI ordering & invoicing
  • Tade Hardcover..........................................up to 33%
  • Trade & Mass Market Paperbacks.............10%
  • University Press..........................................17%
  • Science/Technology....................................15%
  • Standing Order............................................up to 10%
  • Library Bindings...........................................5-15%
  • Short Discounted Titles...............................5%
  • Net titles......................................................0%

Order fulfillment is not limited to items in our inventory and, while our discounts are competitive, they reflect our desire to complete a library's order. Put simply, Midwest Library Service's paramount goal is to make every effort possible to fulfill our customers' orders in their entirety. A nominal service charge is added to net titles, special orders, and some short discount titles and titles requiring prepayment.

Midwest Library Service has been providing out of print titles for more than 20 years. We allow a short window of time to locate and acquire an out of print title that meets our strict standards for condition and price.

Midwest Library Service does not charge any annual acquisition fees, and we can also provide a broad range of physical processing services to your specifications. A few examples include:

  • Mylar Jackets
  • Spine/pocket labels
  • Barcode label application
  • Label protectors
  • TattleTapeTM security
  • Full MARC records
  • Paperback binding
  • and more

Orders are accepted by all methods, including via InterACQ, EDI, email, mail, fax, phone, etc. Midwest Library Service supports multiple account numbers per library and can automatically assign account numbers based on purchase order or fund numbers. Our invoices are completely customizable to meet the needs of the district and each branch. If desired by the library, shelf-ready books can be sent directly to individual branches with packing lists.

Freight terms include waived shipping fees with a yearly commitment of at least $10,000 in expenditures.

Our expert staff would welcome the opportunity to assist you. If you have questions or would like more information regarding our many valuable services, please feel free to contact us.

Midwest Library Service
11443 St. Charles Rock Road
Bridgeton, MO 63044
Phone: 800-325-8833 / 314-739-3100
Fax: 800-962-1009 (fax) / 314-739-1326

Michelle Marx
Regional Sales Manager

Trish Banta
Library Service Representative

Jackie Madden
Continuations and Standing Orders Representative

Trudy Barrett
Library Systems Representative

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Playaway (from Findaway)

Findaway is offering the following discounts. These discounts are applicable for Nebraska Public & Academic libraries only.

Products & Discounts Associated with those Products:

All Playaways purchased outside a Standing Order Plan will receive a discount of 15% per unit and receive Free MARC Records.

All Playaway Views purchased outside a Standing Order Plan will be sold at Library List Price and receive Free MARC Records

All Playaway BookPacks purchased outside a Standing Order Plan will be sold at Library List Price and receive Free MARC Records.

All Playaway LaunchPads purchased outside a Standing Order Plan will be sold at Library List Price and receive Free MARC Records

Standing Order Plans--

Playaway SOPs will receive a discount of 25% per unit plus Free MARC Records and no shipping fees.

SOPs for View, BookPacks, and LaunchPad will receive a discount based on the following commitment number per month:

  • SOP of 5 units per month receives a 5% discount per unit;
  • SOP of 10 units per month receives a 7% discount per unit;
  • SOP of 15 units per month receives a 10% discount per unit;
  • SOP of 20 units per month receives a 14% discount per unit.

View, BookPack, and LaunchPad SOPs also receive Free MARC Records and no shipping fees.

Special Plans & Promotions

Playaway Kickstart -- appropriate for new library customers or those libraries who have not placed an order within the past two years. The purpose of this promotion is to provide a one-time opening order with a 30% discount that will achieve a minimum order size of $3,500 BEFORE discount which translates to an invoice amount of $2,450 on the minimum order. This order must be placed within 60 days of establishing an account.

View Kickstart -- appropriate for new customers or those customers who have not placed an order within the past two years. The purpose of this promotion is to provide a one-time opening order with a 15% discount that will achieve a minimum order size of $2,500 BEFORE discount which translates to an invoiced amount of $2,125 on the minimum order. The first order must be placed within 60 days of establishing an account.  **Findaway will replace up to 20% of your opening collection in the event of theft or loss during the first 6 months of your commitment to the Kickstart View program.

LaunchPad Kickstart -- appropriate for new customers or those customers who have not places an order within the past two years. The purpose of this promotion is to provide a one-time opening order with a 15% discount that will achieve a minimum order size of $3,500 BEFORE discount which translates to an invoiced amount of $2,975 on the minimum order. The first order must be placed within 60 days of establishing an account. **Findaway will replace up to 20% of your opening collection in the event of theft or loss during the first 6 months of your commitment to the Kickstart LaunchPad program. **

BookPack Kickstart -- appropriate for new customers or those customers who have not placed an order within the past two years. The purpose of this promotion is to provide a one-time opening order with a 25% discount that will achieve a minimum order size of $3,500 BEFORE discount which translates to an invoiced amount of $2,625 on the minimum order. The first order must be placed within 60 days of establishing an account. **Findaway will replace up to 20% of your opening collection in the event of theft or loss during the first 6 months of your commitment to the Kickstart BookPack program.**

Small Library Program -- appropriate for libraries serving a population of 15,000 or less and available to new customers or those who have not placed an order within the past two years.

The $499 Collection allows a library a one-time purchase of either:

  • 10 Playaways
  • 6 Playaway Views
  • 8 Playaway Bookpacks
  • 5 Playaway LaunchPads

The $999 Collection which allows a library a one-time purchase of either:

  • 22 Playaways
  • 12 Playaway Views
  • 16 Playaway Bookpacks
  • 10 Playaway LaunchPads

Services -- Processing is available for all products which may include at the customer's choosing: RFID, One-Time Locks, Spine Label, Property Label, Bar Code, etc. Processing cost per unit is $.99 for all processing plus the cost of the One-Time Locks. RFID tags and bar codes are generally provided by the library.

Custom Processing and Cataloging -- Pricing for this service is determined by the specifications the library requires.

Contact Lawrence Hatcher, Mountain Plains Account Manager, at or by calling 440-394-0647 to hear about special promotions that we have available throughout the year.

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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. offers custom printed products that include all types and sizes of outdoor banners - heavy duty banners, double sided banners, pole pocket banners and mesh banners. Our sticker products include rectangle, round, square, oval and die-cut stickers as well as window decals, wall decals, and other adhesive products. Other products include magnetic signs, banner stands, A-Frame signs, yard signs, and more. uses the last generation printing technology to produce high quality, high resolution output that looks great, lasts long and gets maximum attention. Our easy to use online design tools can be used to create your ideal message, or simply upload your existing artwork to get started. The ordering and checkout process is fast and easy - saving you both time and money. Try today to experience an easy and affordable new way to spread your message.

For questions or assistance, contact:

Steve Kozle
VP - Marketing & Customer Relations
Phone: 248-859-4008

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RACO Industries

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Software Purchasing Discount for Public Libraries and School Media Centers: The Nebraska Department of Education negotiated a contract for purchase of Microsoft software products with Softchoice Corporation, located in Chicago, IL. Interested public libraries and school media centers should contact them for pricing and availability.

Softchoice Corporation
Mark Miller
312-655-9002 ext. 323254
312-655-9001 (fax)

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Symbology Barcode Labels & Accessories

Symbology provides a broad line of products and services to keep accurate information flowing smoothly with barcode solutions for libraries, coupon promotions, blood labeling, and other demanding applications.

  • Exact digital barcode files for printing by packaging and label suppliers
  • Preprinted barcode labels, including sequential, pre-printed and variable data printing
  • GS1 DataBarâ„¢ Coupon barcodes and related services
  • Barcode inspection and verification equipment

To learn more about Symbology barcode labels, visit the Minitex website at

If you have questions, please contact Tim Peters at <> or 800-462-5348.

To place an order for barcode labels, go to the Minitex Symbology website at:

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TechSoup Stock

TechSoup Stock Software Donation Program for U.S. Public Libraries:
TechSoup Stock now serves U.S. public libraries. TechSoup Stock connects nonprofits with donated and discounted technology products in the supportive environment of the TechSoup Website. Choose from over 240 products from the 25 providers including Cisco and Microsoft.

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The Library Store, Inc.

The Library Store is offering a catalog discount of up to 10%  with free shipping on stock products. To receive your discount, you must refer to disount code NLC at the time of order or enter discount code NLC in the "Bid or Coupon/Promo Code" box at checkout on the website.

To view your discounts online:

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in/Log in
  3. Enter your BID CODE: NLC
  4. See your discounts while you shop

New! Beginning in 2019, purchases made using your discount code are eligible for TLS's Rewards program! Sign up for My Rewards to begin earning points on purchases:

  1. Get a $200 gift certificate for every 10 stamps* you earn
  2. Get exclusive offers, sales and more via email every week
  3. Stay up to date on the latest products & trends.

*Earn a stamp for every $200 you spend. Stamps are awarded after your products have shipped.

Effective Dates: January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019


  1. Minimum order of $100.00 to receive discount
  2. Please REFERENCE BID CODE # NLC to receive your bid code when you order

If you have questions please contact your Contract Administrator:

Tosha Landesz
Direct Line: 309-925-7583

Phone: 800-548-7204 / Fax: 800-320-7706 / Web:
P.O. Box 0964, Tremont, IL 61568-0964

Contact TLS for Special Bid Pricing on TLS Brand Products. Discount cannot be combined with any other special offers, promotions, coupons or web exclusive/sales.

*** Furniture project coming up? Call or email your Contract Administrator for pricing.

Discount cannot be combined with any other special offers,
promotions, coupons, or web exclusive/sales.

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Vernon Library Supplies

Vernon Library Supplies is now offering the following direct discounts to Nebraska libraries through the Nebraska Library Commission.

All discounts are taken from our web catalog at

  • 20% off all Level 2 items, designated on website
  • 10% off Level 1 items such as furniture, bar code scanners, security systems, etc. as designated on website.

Free shipping on Level 2 items for orders over $100.

No minimum order required.

Libraries must reference the Nebraska Library Commission when they order to receive the discount.

Orders can be placed by phone, fax, mail or online at the Vernon Library Supplies website.

Expiration: December 31, 2020

Libraries with questions may contact Customer Service Manager Francine Kersh at 800-878-0253 ext. 113 or email

2851 Cole Court
Norcross, GA 30071
Toll free: 1-800-878-0253
Fax: 800-466-1165
Web site:

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