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Select a vendor or discount from the categories below or browse all of the vendors further down the page. For additional details or to participate contact the SWON Libraries staff.

From time to time, SWON Libraries also receives offers from specific publishers regarding special products. We will advertise these offers to the Directors of SWON Libraries members as they become available. Members are encouraged to provide suggestions for additional offers to pursue.

Due to time constraints, the services and products listed below have not been tested or approved by SWON Libraries, and therefore are not endorsed. The external links provided are maintained by other organizations, and are provided here for the convenience of our members.

Ebooks, Streaming Media, AV Materials, Cloud-based for customers

Print Materials



Products, Software and Supplies

Book Re-sellers/Book Recycling


Ebooks, Streaming Media, A/V Materials and Cloud-based for customers

Basic ESL for Libraries

Basic ESL for Libraries allows public libraries to offer online English learning courses to its patrons hassle free. By joining Basic ESL for Libraries, library patrons can access quality online English lessons with native language support in 19 languages. Basic ESL for Libraries is a great online tool to expand your libraries existing literacy program. Or perhaps your library is looking for a free and easy way to offer English language courses to its members. Either way joining Basic ESL for Libraries is a great way to help teach your members English. Signing up is simple and costs nothing. To begin go to

Discovery Education

SWON Libraries members are eligible for an incremental discount on products from Discovery Education. The more you order, the larger the discount.


eSebco is a site license, mulit-publisher e-book distribution platform. No recurring fees. No IT person needed. Cloud sourced materials for pre-k through YA reading levels. 12,000 titles currently (2013). Contact Brian Balash for current discounts at 513-403-2518.


Gale is a provider of electronic and print published content, with a strong background in education, academic research and business development.  They provide libraries and business research centers with content which educates, enhances and enriches their users’ experiences.  Gale is known for being an authoritative, reliable source of reference material in academic and research libraries across the world.  Some of the tools they have available include: periodical databases such as the Small Business Collection; an eBook collection, such as the Business Plans Handbook; and research and statistical databases, such as Demographics Now. 


Gale is passionate about providing the content, tools, and services that libraries, research centers and educators need to enable learning and promote information discovery. Gale specializes in providing electronic content such as eBooks, databases and electronic archives, as well as print titles. 

All of Gale’s products are available for review on a trial basis, so you can see firsthand how your users will interact with the resources you can provide them.  For more information on how to trial Gale products -  please click on this link:

Movie Licensing USA

Movie Licensing USA currently provides a 10% discount to SWON Libraries School library members. If additional schools want to be added to the list, the discount could increase.


Naxos is the world's leading producer of classical music. They produce more new classical recordings than any other company, independent or major. Naxos Music Library offers not only practically all standard repertoire, but also an enormous range of specialist repertoire not available from other online sources. The recordings in Naxos Music Library include the complete catalogues of BIS, Chandos, Hänssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naxos, Ondine and selected titles of other leading independent labels, with more labels being added from time to time. SWON Libraries members can save at least $100 through this offer, or as much as $700 on an unlimited usage subscription.


More than a dozen SWON Libraries members participate in a shared collection of NetLibrary online titles. This offer is only open to new libraries during the renewal window. Contact the SWON Libraries Office is you are interested in participating in the next purchase or in other NetLibrary product offerings.

PBS Video

SWON Libraries members receive a 10% discount on PBS Video orders. You can place your order directly through the local rep (Gene Christopher). Just mention that you are a SWON Libraries member and the discount will apply. If anyone is contemplating a larger purchase ($1000 or more), please inform the SWON Libraries office. The discount will actually go up incrementally if orders are pooled. We could get as much as 25% off with an order over $5000!

Tantor Audiobooks

Tantor offers a generous 40% discount and free shipping for SWON Libraries members. Standing Order Plans are also available with a discount of 43%, with the introductory order of the Standing Order Plan at a 50% discount.

Swank Motion Pictures

Swank Motion Pictures offers a streaming digital campus package for your academic environment. Generous free trials are offered as well as incremental packages that suit every situation. Contact our regional representative, Lydia Bishop for the details. 

Print Materials

Baker & Taylor

Baker & Taylor, the nation's leading supplier of books and related cataloging and processing services, offers a discount to SWON Libraries members on all library materials and related services. Contact the SWON Libraries office for details regarding the discount.


SWON Libraries members receive a 20% Discount and Free Shipping on individual title orders from Thorndike. This discount does not apply to sale items or any item that has more than a 20% discount. In order to take advantage of this offer, use promo L2790. The Imprints covered under this discount include Thorndike Press, Wheeler Large Print, Kennebec Large Print,  and Five Star (first edition )regular print. SWON Libraries members are also eligible for a 25% discount and free shipping on most of their standing order plans.  There is also a 40% discount on standing order plans for the Kennebec Large Print titles.

World Trade Press

World Trade Press is a publishing company specializing in topics of international trade, development, culture and cartography. The company offers country-based e-content for libraries, universities and secondary schools on a subscription and license basis for modest fees. All SWON Libraries members are entitled to a 30% discount on the content fees. Contact the SWON Libraries office for additional details and publisher information.

WT Cox Subscriptions

SWON Libraries members are eligible for a discount with WT Cox Subscriptions. School districts will receive a 15% discount (or higher, depending on the specific list of titles). Public libraries will receive a 6% discount (or higher, depending on the specific list of titles). Academic and special libraries will be provided with serial management services at the modest service fee of up to 4%. Contact the SWON Libraries office if you would like to be put in touch with the WT Cox Subscriptions representative.


ABC-CLIO Solutions

ABC-CLIO Solutions 15 subject-specific online reference and research resources provide authoritative coverage of essential topics in U.S. history and government, world history, geography, and a range of multicultural and popular culture subjects.  Our products enable students to not only achieve but exceed their academic goals. SWON Libraries members receive a 10% discount on all new subscriptions. Just mention that you are a SWON Libraries member and the discount will apply.

ACLS Humanities E-Book

SWON Libraries members receive a significant discount on the ACLS Humanities E-Book product. This electronic resource includes 1700 full-text, cross-searchable books in the humanities selected for their continuing importance to students and scholars. Contact the SWON Libraries office for more details on this discount.

Kompass USA

With 65 years of international experience and locations in 66 countries, Kompass is a world leader in global B to B information services. Kompass is a comprehensive in-depth and accurate B to B international database listing more than 2.4 million international and domestic companies. Kompass can be used as a tool for searching for company information, business research on a particular international company, create business leads, market research and boost international trade. SWON Libraries members who are new subscribers will receive a 10-15% discount on a subscription package. Contact SWON if you would like to take advantage of this discount.


Morningstar is pleased to offer a 25% discount on Morningstar Investment Research Center to SWON Libraries members. The Morningstar database offers easy-to-understand data and analysis on more that 23,500 funds, 8,500 stocks and 800 ETFs. Portfolio analysis tools and investment education are also available for users. To sign-up for a free 30-day trial or to receive a quote, please contact Camille O'Connor at: +1 866 215-2509 ext. 3.

OVID Technologies

SWON Libraries members receive a significant discount on database products from OVID Technologies. There are packages for hospitals and medical schools, as well as smaller groupings for nursing schools and academic libraries without medical schools.


Computers in Libraries / Internet@Schools East / Internet Librarian

SWON Libraries members qualify for significant discounts to these annual events. Registration must be submitted using a SWON provided code. Contact the office for more details.

Products, Software and Supplies


Beanstack provides one place for local families to participate in your library's programs, including summer reading, early literacy initiatives, and book clubs for teens and adults. Patrons gain tools to discover books, log their reading, and earn incentives. The service is unique in its added focus on readers' advisory, including sending readers weekly personalized text messages recommending a book and event at your library. For staff, Beanstack makes it easy to register patrons, create reading and activity challenges, and produce extensive reports. The entire experience is set apart by it’s mobile-first design, simply customized to match your library’s brand and link directly to your collection.

For more information, contact us at or call 412-532-6267.

CDI Computer Dealers

CDI Computer Dealers Inc was founded in 1981 with a specific focus on selling refurbished and new I.T. hardware and a mission to provide quality, affordable equipment. For over 20 years CDI’s efforts have been concentrated on educational customers and we’ve come to intimately understand their challenges, restrictions and needs. This commitment established CDI as the leading supplier of recertified I.T. to Education clients in North America where they’re currently supporting approximately one million devices in schools and districts. To ensure CDI’s continued growth they monitor market trends and adapt to the requirements of our clients, they not only look to improve on our processes but also expand our product lines. They offer member libraries a negotiated discount on all IT hardware purchases including but not limited to: Recertified Dell PCs and Laptops, HP recertified PCs and Laptops, Edugear New Chromebooks, New HP Chromebooks, New Chromebooks, New HP PCs and Laptops, New Lenovos PCs and Laptops, All New Edugear products, Headphones, Mobile Carts and Networking Gear. Contact Omar Ahmed, Account Manager, (Direct Line: 905-946-3368 or Toll Free: 1.888.226.5727 Ext 3368) for this discount.

Colibri Cover Systems

The CoLibri System is an innovative internationally patented book protection system. With CoLibri, you can quickly and easily apply a special transparent, custom fitted durable and protective covering to your books. The CoLibri Pocket Machine is the backbone of the Colibri System. Using the machine in conjunction with the patented book covers, document pockets and gift bags you can easily and quickly protect all types of books, preserve documents and gift wrap a multitude of items in just seconds. SWON Libraries members qualify for special package discounts on Colibri Cover Systems. Contact SWON for details on the offer.

Compendium Library Services

Compendium Library Services offers a product called Reference Desk Tracker, a hosted service that provides customizable data entry forms and graphical reporting for central tracking of activity at public service points. The group discount rates are based on the number of participating libraries.

Get more information on the Reference Desk Tracker.

Findaway / Playaway

SWON Libraries members are eligible for a significant discount on Playaway orders. The large discount includes Playaway titles and accessories. A free display stand is also provided to SWON Libraries members.


Looking for an online calendar that is fully up-to-date with your social media marketing plans? A calendar that looks beautiful and saves you time? Localist could be for you. Please contact Lionel Gross-Bey to discuss your needs and marketing 'must haves.' He'll let you know how Localist may be just what will take your marketing to the next level. If you'd like to see how it works, there's a video for that: How it Works- Lionel may be reached at or (443)451-3000 ext. 2008.


Mindware is a supplier of educational toys and tools for kids of every age. Mindware products are resources for the classroom, library and much more.


Designed by educators, NoodleTools is an online platform promoting authentic research and original writing. Students and teams can collaborate in real-time, using integrated tools for source evaluation, note-taking, outlining, document archiving and citation. Embedded information-literacy modules teach critical thinking about source quality and credibility. Scaffolded notecards prompt original analysis and ideas. Students tag and pile notecards, then organize them into an outline to jump-start writing. Assisted by intelligent import of WorldCat data and expert help from NoodleTools librarians, students produce accurate MLA, APA and Chicago citations for even the trickiest sources. Teacher feedback and assessment features, Google Apps integration, iPad-accessible.SWON Libraries Supporting members receive a 20% discount off regular rates.


SWON Libraries' members receive a 15% discount on any product or service offered by Printastic with the promo code LIB15. Printastic offers custom printed products that include all types and sizes of outdoor and indoor banners - heavy duty banners, double sided banners, pole pocket banners and mesh banners. Their 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. They use the last generation printing technology to produce high quality, high resolution output that looks great, lasts long and gets maximum attention. Their 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 Printastic today to experience an easy and affordable new way to spread your message.

PraXess Associates

SWON Libraries members receive a 10% discount on any product or service offered by PraXess. PraXess Associates provides preservation microfilming services and archival supplies (University Products). They are also a publisher and distributor of collections on microfilm and in digitized formats. Contact SWON to take advantage of this discount or mention your affiliation with SWON Libraries when you order directly from PraXess.


SWON Libraries members are eligible for a discount on Refworks.

Serials Solutions

To help you enhance the value and impact of your library, Serials Solutions offers a a variety of savings programs to SWON Libraries members. These offers cover Serials Solutions 360 or WebFeat service and can provide tremendous savings for libraries. Please contact the SWON Libraries office to take advantage of this discount.


ShillerMath is a complete and robust Montessori-based mathematics curriculum for grades K-7, meeting all NCTM standards with colorful and well-designed lessons, diagnostic tests with answer keys, math songs, and a wide variety of Montessori-based manipulatives. Students using this approach consistently outperform their peers. SWON Libraries members will receive savings of up to 50% on Montessori math workbooks, flashcards, audio CDs, and curriculum at ShillerMath. Contact SWON for the discount code to use when ordering on the ShillerMath website.


StackMap locates any physical resource within your library's space. Based out of San Francisco, they serve libraries worldwide in mapping collections and computer availability. StackMap is an indoor mapping web application that integrates with any catalog/discovery interface. After a patron searches the library catalog, they see a button that displays a map of the floor where their item is located with a pin on the shelving unit. All buttons and maps can be customized to suit your library, users and catalog.  Our Computer Availability Product maps the computers in your library with real-time availability for use on your website and digital displays. StackMap requires no additional hardware (RFID, etc.) to locate items. StackMap will ensure that your users are receiving express, high touch customer service, at all times, even when the librarians are not able to walk patrons through the shelves. Your newly empowered patrons will be even more successful in finding any item in the library, and circulation statistics will rise! StackMap is proud to help thousands of library patrons and staff find resources globally every day. StackMap libraries include: St. Charles Public Library (IL), Princeton Public Library (NJ), San Mateo County Libraries (CA), and more.
They offer a discount for  Supporting Members when you say that you're a part of SWON! If you would like a quote for your library, please go to this web form and submit it here:

Symbology, Incorporated

SWON Libraries members 20% discount on all bar code labels. Symbology offers a wide range of bar code-related products and services. They can provide single labels and two-part bar code labels, as well as CD/DVD labels. They offer a quick turnaround time and their minimum order is only 3,000 labels. Labels are produced with a durable laminate and aggressive adhesive to last extended lifetime of item and to withstand frequency of handling. Choose from standard label designs or customized printing. SWON Libraries members can contact Symbology directly, but make sure you mention that you are a SWON Libraries member so they will give you the discount price.

Value Line

Value Line offers SWON Libraries members a 15% discount on their online products. Value Line Research Center includes these products: Value Line Investment Survey, Value Line Mutual Fund Survey, Value Line Daily Options Survey, Value Line Special Situations Service, Value Line Convertibles Survey, Value Line ETF Survey. This discount applies to new orders only.

Vernon Library Supplies

Vernon Library Supplies offers all SWON Libraries Members special consortium pricing which is 20% off level 2 products and 10% off level 1 products. Simply call and mention you're with SWON Libraries. Your account will be marked and then any orders, even online, will receive the discount as applicable.

Book Re-sellers/Book Recycling

Book Forward

Book Forward, is a one stop service that helps libraries and other nonprofit organizations increase their Fund Raising Efforts by selling donated items or library-discards online. There is NO upfront cost to the library to use their service. By selling your donated items or library-discards online at market price, you can raise significantly more money than traditional library book sales, and easily boost your proceeds by more than 300%. And you can use our service and service from another provider at the same time. There are No Contracts. Their system allows you to easily keep track of all your transactions online. You will receive payments from them monthly. In addition to books, they also specialize in selling CD's, DVD's, Blu-Rays, and video games. Contact Anita Aguila, (888)553-5922 or On the web:


Gary Lee Price Bronze Sculptures

Sculptor Gary Lee Price has created a number of bronze sculptures that are perfect for your library. From children reading to flying on a paper airplane, there is something that will bring joy and inspiration to your library. SWON Libraries members receive a 25% discount and free shipping on all sculptures. Please visit Gary Lee's website to see all of Gary Lee's work and to find what you would like for your library.

Obrella Teen Auto Insurance Charts

Obrella knows that car insurance gets tricky when families have teen drivers, which is why they published two articles all about teens and insurance - Cheapest Car Insurance for Families with Teen Drivers and our Teen Auto Insurance Guide. In them, they teach teens (and parents) about what companies have the best rates for teens, student discounts, and figuring out the right amount of coverage for teens.

Tutree, the “UBER” for Tutoring

Tutree provides one-to-one, in-person tutoring in over 30 subjects including English, math, science, social studies, Spanish, writing on the library premises, for grades K-college. Their tutors are Exceptional Teachers and College students who have passion for teaching and are from your City’s own local community. They have a network of over 15000 tutors which is growing everyday. Their web-based software makes it very easy to schedule sessions with these Tutors - just press a button and receive confirmation in minutes. Their tutors are available 2PM to 9PM.

Unique Integrated Communications

Would you like to free up your staff to work with patrons face-to-face, rather than have them spending time answering simple questions or helping patrons do routine tasks over the phone? Do some of your patrons call because they have difficulty using your automated systems or online renewal services? Unique Integrated Communications can help. Unique takes care of these tasks for you so that your staff can focus on the task at hand. Unique offers SWON Libraries members a 10% discount on Unique’s fully-managed customer engagement solutions.

Unique’s phone-based and live chat customer engagement solutions help drive usage of library materials, programs, and services. Count on Unique to be your customer service presence on the phone and online, and ensure convenient access for hundreds or even thousands of patrons per month who might otherwise have to wait for help, go without, or look for it elsewhere. Your patrons have questions. Make sure they get answers. Call 800-879-5453, email, or visit to learn more.

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