Collection Development Services

We appreciate what it takes to develop and manage library collections – making certain you have the right balance of formats, the quality titles that form a solid resource and the best-sellers your patrons clamor for. That’s why we’re the only partner providing comprehensive fulfillment of content in all formats for all audiences, along with the best suite of collection development programs and value-added services in the industry. With Baker & Taylor, you have the largest selection of content available to libraries and market-leading title metadata and collection development programs at your fingertips, every day, for every content type.

Metadata Maximized
Baker & Taylor maintains the richest bibliographic database available for library materials, giving you the information and guidance you need to choose titles for every reader you serve.

Grand Openings, and Beyond
Dedicated customer success managers will help you every step of the way, assisting with the launch of your Axis 360 digital service, engaging your patrons to create repeat users, and fine-tuning your collections to be an indispensable resource to your community.

You'll Never Miss a Beat
With FirstLook Digital, you’ll receive advance title publication notifications for forthcoming ebook and eaudiobook new releases, just like you do for print -- sent directly to your inbox as easy-to-order title carts.

Order Easy
Order materials well in advance of publication dates and your patrons will know you’ve got them covered. Titles effortlessly fill and flow to your digital collection upon release, and holds availability notices arrive to your waiting readers.

Patron Must-Haves
We offer automatic delivery plans for popular series, test prep, guidebooks and popular authors that simply are must-haves for your library. You can depend on us to keep your digital shelves up to date for you.

Baker & Taylor’s collectionHQ is the world’s most advanced collection performance improvement solution for public libraries. Sold as an annual subscription, collectionHQ is interoperable with any Integrated Library System (ILS) and offers a broad range of powerful tools to support your collection management and development process.  Learn More

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