Even in the midst of widespread school and library closings, librarians are doing their best to manage the needs of their collections. And while there is no shortage of free ebooks and databases from our publishers (to see the full list, click HERE), these resources won't be available for free forever. Plus, there are additional benefits to owning the products and keeping them in your library's collection.
1) Most of our ebooks are downloadable. If internet connections are unreliable in your area, this is invaluable. This means that the student only has to download the book onto their device once, and the book will be there until the student chooses to delete it.
2) Downloaded ebooks are shareable. Add them to Google Classroom or other LMS for all access simultaneously.
3) The ebooks and databases do not require a password to login. No matter how you access the digital content - in Destiny, a URL link, or a QR code - our publishers embed the login/password for instant access.
4) All the ebooks are multi-user. Every student in the school can read the same book at the same time. No more running out of books in popular subjects! No subscription fees or usage restrictions!
As a direct representative, our publishers always offer amazing deals that allow you to stretch your budget further than you'd expect. In terms of books, J. Appleseed's ebooks are only $5 more than the print equivalents, and Mason Crest offers the same "Buy 2 Series, Get 1 Free" for their ebooks as they do their print books. Also, seven of our publishers offer a special bundle where if you purchase the ebooks, you get the print versions free! That way, the ebooks are available for distance learning now, and the print books will be there when things re-open.
Digital or print, we're here to help you cultivate the collection that works best for your library and combine it into a single order form requiring only a single PO. Your bookkeeper will love our print friendly quote! Although ebooks are available immediately, if it's print books you need, know that they're not going away. Our publishers are prepared to delay shipment on any orders until your school or library is ready to receive it. We can provide invoicing in advance if you need to spend funding before a mandated deadline.
Please remember shipping and processing are FREE! This includes barcode labels, spine labels, AR labels, and protectors; attached or unattached.
Overall, please count on us to help you connect teachers, students, and parents to continuous learning. We are here to make the ordering process easy during this challenging time.