Programming Solutions

Baker & Taylor has brought virtual book clubs to libraries and their patrons. Libraries that join the program receive special multi-user pricing on select titles, registration for author events, discussion guides and MORE.  Join us for events and promotions for our monthly Mystery at the Library book club, along with special features like Love at the Library (Romance) and Teen (YA) clubs. 

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Connecting Public Library Digital Collections with Schools

Community Share is a program designed to create a resource bridge from the public library into K-12 schools, greatly expanding student access to age- and grade appropriate digital content. Students discover and borrow public library materials from their school’s online catalog using just their student ID. A single search returns all content provided by their school and the content shared from the local library in just one click. Community Share leads to an uptick in community readership, easy integration of classroom materials, and increased public library collections for children and teens.

Good Things Happen When Public and School Libraries Work Together

Libraries benefit from offering Community Share by:

  • Increasing student access to digital collections and providing enhanced reading and learning opportunities to students outside of school
  • Making reading easier for students by delivering content to devices they use for everyday learning
  • Expanding their active user base by increasing student and parent involvement in library programs and services
  • Enhancing collection development cooperation between local schools and the library
  • Meeting patrons where they are at, inspiring lifelong library engagement

Schools benefit from Community Share by:

  • Giving their students and teachers access to a broader range of new digital content
  • Creating a more robust learning environment
  • Offering age- and grade-appropriate eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Enjoying hassle-free access - students use existing logins to access eBooks and eAudiobooks shared from the public library

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Baker & Taylor has partnered with The Indie Author Project (IAP), a library-community wide effort to connect library patrons with great indie-published books. The Indie Author Project Select collection includes 500 top indie-published eBooks across multiple genres and audience levels, and features NY Times and USA Today best-selling authors and award winning titles.

The IAP Select collection provides unlimited, multi-user simultaneous access, with no per-circulation charges, turnaways or holds!

  • Expand your patrons’ access to quality, indie-authored ebooks
  • Help support writers and alternative publishing
  • 500 award-winning, bestselling and high-demand titles
  • Curated by Library Journal staff, and from state author contests and regional competitions
  • Includes titles available exclusively to libraries

Expand your collection outside your walls.

Baker & Taylor’s Pop Up Library creates instant access to your library’s Axis 360 collection from locations you choose. The Pop Up Library is made possible by a small network device, which is placed with community partners, such as businesses, government offices, local grocery stores and civic centers. Residents visiting these sites can access your library’s Axis 360 collection and download titles, which they can continue reading when they leave the site through the duration of the loan.

How does it work:

  • Pop Up Libraries generate their own library-branded Wi-Fi network at the sites you choose.
  • Posters and how-to instructions provided by Baker & Taylor guide users to log on and browse eBooks available to borrow and read immediately.
  • Books open instantly in the device browser, without needing an app or a library card, and can be saved to read offline for the duration of the loan.
  • While reading, users are prompted to provide contact information to take advantage of everything your library provides.
  • Your Axis 360 dashboard gives you a real-time view of activity at your devices and a wealth of statistics.

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