Group Purchasing & Discounts

Group Purchasing

NEKLS helps member libraries stretch their budgets by purchasing some common library supplies in bulk. Substantial savings from quantity discounts and reduced shipping are passed on when NEKLS provides these items at cost. To order library supplies, hardware or software see the NEKLS ordering page for details.

All libraries in Kansas are now members of LYRASIS, through a membership purchased by the State Library of Kansas. This membership entitles NEKLS libraries to discounts with the companies listed below. If you have questions regarding specific discounts or terms, contact Andrew Garner, LYRASIS Outreach Manager, at (800) 999-8558, or email: andrew.gardner@lyrasis.org/.

Bibliotecha (formerly 3M)
To receive discount: Order 3M products directly through LYRASIS.
Product:
RFID tags & tattle-tape security strips
Discount:
Varies from 10-30% off list
Please contact LYRASIS member support by phone at (800) 999-8558 or by email at membersupport@lyrasis.org for specific pricing questions.

Brodart
Use Code: LYRSIS
Product:
Library supplies, archival supplies, and library furniture
Discount:

25% on book jacket covers
20% on supplies
15% on equipment and furniture
Free shipping on library orders over $100.00

Hollinger Metal Edge
Use Code: LYRASIS
Product: Archival supplies, equipment, and furniture
Discount:
20% off list for supplies
10% off list for equipment and furniture

The Library Store
Use Code: LYRASIS
Product:
Library supplies, equipment, and furniture
Discount:
10-20% off list for supplies
10% off list for equipment and furniture

Additional NEKLS Member Discounts

NEKLS has negotiated member discounts from several additional vendors. Before taking advantage of these, be sure to check that you are not already receiving a better discount through your current account. Contact Laura DeBaun if you have any questions or recommendations for additional vendors to work with.

Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor offers discounts on library materials and processing fees according to the price list below. To qualify for discounts, be sure to indicate that you are a NEKLS Member Library when you order. The contract is here Baker And Taylor Discount. To set up an account for your library, contact:

Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Topeka offers a 20% discount off list price to libraries. They also offer a paid membership plan that gives members 10% off the store price on any item, including those on sale.

  • 6130 S.W. 17th St. (17th at Wanamaker)
    Topeka, KS 66615BakerAndTaylor_Discount
    (785) 273-9600; Fax: (785) 273-7125
    Contact: Dick Nelson, Community Relations Manager

Half Price Books – Librarian/Educator Discount
Show proof of employment at a library or school and receive a 10% discount card that can be used on all purchases at any Half Price Books. Both personal and library purchases are eligible for the discount. It cannot be combined with discount coupons. Card must be renewed annually. Sign up for the Half Price Books mailing list to receive coupons. Store locations in Kansas and Missouri are:

  • 15309 W 119th St, Olathe, KS – (913) 829-9959
  • 8997 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS – (913) 383-3373
  • 1002 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO – (816) 931-5377

Ingram Book Company
Customer Care – (800) 937-5300, press option 1, then 1
Email: ILSCustomer.service@ingramcontent.com The full contract terms for NEKLS discounts are available to read here Kansas Regional Library Systems – Public Libraries.

  • Kevin Davenport, Inside Sales Representative
    Midwest (IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, and NE)
    p: 1-800-937-5300 ext. 31328
    kevin.davenport@ingramcontent.com
  • Brette Dorris, Outside Sales Representative
    Midwest
    c: 1-618-210-3280
    brette.dorris@ingramcontent.com