Select a discount from the categories below or browse all of the discounts further down the page. For additional details or to participate contact the SWON Libraries staff.
Don't see what you're looking for? Be sure to also check the Regional Library Systems Vendor Discount Directory. 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.
Regional Library Systems Vendor Discount Directory
The four Ohio Regional Library Systems offer discounts from leading library vendors directly to their members. SWON Libraries members are encouraged to take advantage of this system. More than 20 vendors offer discounts to Regional Library System members, including the large library suppliers (Brodart, Demco, Gaylord and Highsmith). Please contact the SWON Libraries staff if you would like us to attempt to negotiate with additional specific vendors.
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A/V Materials and Ebooks
SWON Libraries members are eligible for an incremental discount on products from Discovery Education. The more you order, the larger the discount.
To learn more about vendor discounts from Gale, please contact us. The more you order, the larger the discount.
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, HÃ¤nssler, 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.
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!
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. 513.403.2518
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.
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.
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.
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 Oâ€™Connor at: +1 866 215-2509 ext. 3.
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.
Products and Supplies
3M RFID Equipment and Supplies
SWON Libraries has negotiated a discount with 3M Corporation that applies to all equipment and supplies for RFID systems. (This offer does not apply to Tattle Tape Security products.)
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.
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.
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 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.
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, Ulrichâ€™s, 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.
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 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.
Computers in Libraries / Internet@Schools East / Internet Librarian
SWON Libraries members qualify for significant discounts to these annual events. Registration must be submitted through the SWON Libraries office to qualify for the discount.
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 Garyâ€™s website to see all of Garyâ€™s work and to find what you would like for your library.