Book Leasing

Get the titles when they’re hot, return them when they’re not.

Baker & Taylor content experts produce a monthly pre-publication and a key current titles list to help simplify high demand selection. 

Additional trade title selections may also be added to your Baker & Taylor Book Leasing orders through Title Source 360. Your library will benefit greatly from our vast array of suppliers and extensive inventory.

Key Benefits of Rotating Reads:

  • Simple and Strategic! 
    Choose the size of your annual lease plan and begin selecting titles. Books are delivered to your library, ready for use, and returned when peak demand declines. 
  • Affordable and Efficient! 
    Your book lease plan may be invoiced annually, semi-annually or quarterly. This billing process reduces the number of invoices that must be processed and paid, reducing library administrative costs.
  • Selection Made Easy! 
    Baker & Taylor content experts produce comprehensive lists of new and forthcoming releases. Lists are accessible via Title Source 360 providing robust title data needed for selection decision making.
  • FAST and Shelf Ready! 
    Books are shipped free of charge within the continental U.S. and on a priority basis to meet patron demand quickly. Books are processed and cataloged through TechXpress or our Customized Library Services program.
  • Informed and up to date! 
    Baker & Taylor emails two monthly reports designed to track your leased book collection. The Monthly Quota Status Report details monthly quota allotment and usage. The Inventory Status Report reflects on-hand inventory volume.
  • Simplified Rotational Returns! 
    When your library’s basic collection is exceeded by 25%, you’re ready to rotate older inventory and refresh your collection with exciting new titles.

Baker & Taylor offers themed book leasing programs for:

  • Adult - Popular fiction, nonfiction, large print and Spanish titles 
  • Children’s and Teen  - PreK through teen titles in two selection lists each month
  • Spirit - Popular religious and inspirational titles

When you begin using our Book Leasing service, your library will build its own collection by retaining books ordered through the Monthly New Book Quota until your collection reaches its proper size. Join the thousands of libraries worldwide now aggressively responding to patron needs while saving time and administrative dollars through Baker & Taylor’s book leasing program. 

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