Libraries can take advantage of discounts negotiated by the Iowa LIbrary Services and AEA Purchasing (Previously known as the Iowa Educators Consortium (IEC)), Lyrasis, and other vendors for supplies, books, videos, audio books, databases, and more.
AEA Purchasing is an independent, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization supporting the mission of the Iowa Area Education Agencies. Their goal is to combine the purchasing power of Iowa schools to offer aggressive pricing on materials, goods and services.
The Tech Soup group offers highly discounted software and hardware along with other technology resources for non-profits with membership. Many libraries have reported huge discounts on software through this group.
Library Supply Discounts
Iowa Library Services is a member of Lyrasis. LYRASIS is a non-profit membership organization committed to the success of libraries and cultural heritage organizations. They provide discounts with many library supply vendors. Please click here for details.
AEA Purchasing is an independent, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization supporting the mission of the Iowa Area Education Agencies. Their goal is to combine the purchasing power of Iowa schools to offer aggressive pricing on materials, goods and services. They have added a page just for library discounts. Check here.
State Contracts of Iowa; Department of Administrative Servcies
The State of Iowa has negotiated contracts for discounts for all state government groups and agencies across the state. Public libraries can take advantage of these discounts. Check under State Contracts at left for a listing of their current discounts on everything from janitorial supplies and computers to desk chairs and automobiles...
AWE Early Literacy Stations
These literacy stations for kids are wildly popular through the state. AWE provides stand alone pre-assembled computer terminals ready for computer literacy interactions with your younger patrons.
Movie Licensing USA
Do you want to have movie events at your library? Did you know you have to pay for licences to show a movie to a group of people as an event? You do! And you can buy a annual site licence from Move Licensing USA for a very affordable price.
By working with the vendors, we were able to obtain significant discounts which are available to all public libraries.
Take a look at our latest database offerings below; look for more information regarding these discounts in the links to the left. For each of these resources you will be ordering directly from the company. Here are some of our current offers:
Britannica Digital Learning
A wonderful, online, multi-media, encyclopedia catered to all ages of public library user!