Special Offers

Conference discount code – Computers in Libraries: Tech Partners for Community Sustainability 

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Information Today, Inc.’s 2023 Computers in Libraries: Tech Partners for Community Sustainability conference will take place in Arlington, VA March 28-30 with pre-conference half-day workshops offered on March 27.

The conference program highlights novel examples of libraries innovating, taking advantage of leading technology, and making it happen in their communities. Hear from forward-thinking libraries, creative fablabs, and centers of information excellence; network and learn from leaders in the field; and definitely be an active participant!

To take advantage of this special offer, visit the conference website and use the code AMI23.

Contact Grace Boykin at with any questions.

Bloomsbury Art Markets discounts for MCLS members

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Now through Feb. 17, Bloomsbury is offering MCLS members the chance to save an additional 10-15% off the standard 15% discount on the one-time purchase of select digital resources. From Feb. 18 through May 31, the member discount is 5-10% on top of the standard discount.

This offer applies to the following resources:

  • Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts

  • Bloomsbury Architecture Library

  • Architecture Design and Practice

  • Bloomsbury Comparative and International Education

  • Bloomsbury Cultural History

  • Bloomsbury Design Library*

  • Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases*

  • Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive

  • Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive

  • Bloomsbury Food Library

  • Bloomsbury History: Theory and Method

  • Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism

  • Bloomsbury Medieval Clothing & Textiles

  • Bloomsbury Medieval Studies

  • Bloomsbury Philosophy Library**

  • Bloomsbury Popular Music

  • Churchill Archive

  • Human Kinetics Library**

  • Screen Studies**

  • Sound Studies

  • Theology and Religion Online (TARO)**

*Berg Fashion Library subscribers save an extra 5% on the one-time purchase of the Bloomsbury Design Library, Fashion Photography Archive, Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive, and Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases.
**Discount based on number of modules/updates selected

Contact MCLS Group Purchasing for your quote at or (517) 939-1382.

Webinar – Skilltype talent management tool for libraries

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Created in 2008, Skilltype offers a library specific talent management system through its online platform. Employees complete a skill assessment and Skilltype identifies skill gaps within a library and then creates personalized training plans for each employee. Employees are matched with training offerings made available through the Skilltype repository. Skilltype does not create professional development content but pulls together existing training opportunities and matches employees to right training for the skills needed. The data and insights gleaned from employee assessments help library administrators make more informed decisions. Skilltype is applicable for academic and public libraries looking for talent management support.

Learn more at an MCLS-hosted webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 2pm Eastern (1pm Central). Register today!

Discounted pricing is available. Contact MCLS Group Purchasing for a quote at or (517) 939-1382.

Exploratory meeting – OverDrive for Indiana Academics Group


OverDrive has long been known for its public library eBook and audio book collections. It also serves academic libraries by providing access to a wide range of both academic titles to support curriculum and leisure reading materials to encourage lifelong reading. If you are an Indiana academic library looking to expand your digital outreach, please plan to join an exploratory meeting for the development of an MCLS OverDrive for Indiana Academics Group. Learn from OverDrive staff about their academic collections and the services they offer to build and promote collections. MCLS staff will outline the process for building a consortium group for Indiana academics.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 11am Eastern (10am Central). Register today!

EndNote 20 discount from Clarivate

Today’s research is characterized by the need for collaboration, better predictions for research outcomes, process efficiency, and changes in research ecosystems; that’s why ProQuest developed EndNote™, which not only supports students, faculty, and staff at all stages of research and writing, but also streamlines systematic reviews, encourages collaboration, allows multitasking, and increases both efficiency and effectivity. Key features in EndNote 20 include:

  • EndNote Click – 14 Million open Access Full Text articles (Green, Bronze, Gold).
  • EndNote Cite While You Write (CWYW) integration with MS Word, MS PowerPoint and Apple Pages.
  • Interoperability with Web of Science (Citation Report, Related Records, Import/Export).
  • Interoperability with Primo/Alma (metadata and full text).
  • Systematic review support.
  • Manuscript Matcher – powered by Web of Science (Impact Factor) (Research Predictive Analytics).
  • Live shared library for 24/7 collaboration.
  • Retraction alerts.
  • Built in PDF viewer plus annotation and collaboration.
  • 24/7 tech and product support.
  • Live training.

MCLS Member institutions receive advantageous pricing (one-time fee & subscription options) for group, lab, department, and sitewide licensing. For more information and a quote, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (517) 939-1382.

eBook offer from the American Psychological Association

MCLS is partnering with the American Psychological Association to offer Michigan members special eBook pricing through December 2022. Interested Indiana libraries should contact MCLS Group Purchasing for options.

The 2023 APA Books® E-Collections are now available. These one-time purchase collections provide DRM-free, perpetual access to critical psychological research. APA Books® E-Collections are available for 2001-2023 copyright years. The 2023 Collection includes over 30 titles covering timely topics such as contemporary immigration, occupational health psychology, attachment theory, and pathological lying. The APA Handbooks in Psychology series, also DRM-free, are ideal resources for libraries and provide a one-stop shop for both overviews and in-depth analyses of various subfields within psychology.

As a reminder, APA has permanently waived recurring access fees for all perpetual access products. Special discounts for purchases of multiple E-Collections and APA Handbooks are also available. The complete 2023 E-Collection title list is available to view here.

For a quote, please reach out to MCLS Group Purchasing at (517) 939-1382 or

eBook subscription offers from ProQuest


The Sustainability eBook Subscription is the first comprehensive sustainability eBook subscription designed to embed discipline-relevant aspects of education for sustainable development into every degree program. Mapped to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it enables students and researchers to explore global issues from multiple avenues. The curated subscription includes 7,000 titles spanning 400+ publishers. It’s affordable, unlimited, and multi-user access provides quality content with 77% titles published in the last 10 years, 20% of licensed titles newly eligible for subscription, and 0% overlap with other subscriptions.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion eBook Subscription is available on Ebook Central and is the industry’s most comprehensive, focused, and curated subscription developed to represent all voices – regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, and religious belief – while also supporting teaching, research, and learning both in the classroom and beyond. The curated subscription includes 18,500 DEI Ebooks representing all voices including smaller publishers, authors, and specialty content. It’s affordable, unlimited, and multi-user access provides quality content with 85% titles published in the last 10 years and 300+ Choice and 1,400+ RCL award-winning titles.

Special pricing is available for these subscriptions through Dec. 15. Contact MCLS Group Purchasing for a quote at or (517) 939-1382.

Complete Chicago Package deal from University of Chicago Press

Subscribe to the Complete Chicago Package (CCP) and save on the comprehensive collection of journals from the University of Chicago Press. The CCP is designed to meet the content needs of your institution by providing electronic access to more than 90 titles from a wide range of disciplines.

CCP is adding three journals to its portfolio in 2023 including the Journal of Political Economy Macroeconomics, the Journal of Political Economy Microeconomics, and the Journal of Clinical Ethics. All will be included in the 2023 CCP.

For a quote, please reach out to MCLS Group Purchasing at (517) 939-1382 or

ProQuest special offers for K12 schools October-December 2022

ProQuest is offering MCLS’s K12 school members special pricing on the following collections through December 31, 2022. For a customized quote, please contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (517) 939-1382.


SIRS® Discoverer™ is a multidisciplinary database specifically designed for upper elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas including history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. All newspaper, magazine, and reference book content is 100% full text, editorially-selected, and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality global sources, including over 600 nonfiction books from publishers such as Britannica, World Book, Rosen Publishing Group, Enslow, and ReferencePoint Press. All content is integrated with Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, and Google Classroom and includes text-to-speech capability, a citation generator, and citation export functions to seamlessly fit into educator and student workflows.

For a quote, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (517) 939-1382.

eLibrary® Curriculum Edition helps simplify the research process by empowering novice researchers to more easily and efficiently choose their research topic and find authoritative information to support their research claim. It delivers one of the largest collections of periodical and digital media content and is editorially selected to support novice researchers. More than 11,000 editor-created Research Topics pages deliver essential elements on a vast array of people, places, historical events and eras, literary genres, current events, broad curricular themes, and much more. Editor’s Picks and Trending Topics make it easier to explore appropriate subject matter. Researchers can access primary and scholarly sources, and all content is in 100% full text. More than 1,700 magazines, newspapers, and transcripts, plus digitized reference book content, images, maps, websites, videos, and interactive simulations are all expertly curated by ProQuest editors.

eLibrary Curriculum Edition includes full access to eLibrary and 2 additional databases – History Study Center and ProQuest Learning: Literature – providing additional history and literature content and resources to align with core curriculum.

For a quote, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (517) 939-1382.

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers over 70,000 titles spanning a wide range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 18,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street, all with a predictable annual cost. Curated for the educational experience (high school and above), the massive depth of content and breadth of content types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all patrons, giving high school and university libraries a high return on investment.

For a quote, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (517) 939-1382.

The PBS Video Collection: 4th Edition consists of more than 1,200 streaming videos that provide K12 staff and students an exceptional range of content with the most valuable video documentaries and series from PBS. From science to history, art to Shakespeare, diversity to business and economics, and more, the PBS4 gives your patrons access to one of television’s most trusted networks.

For a quote, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (517) 939-1382.

ProQuest special offers for public libraries October-December 2022

ProQuest is offering MCLS’s public library members special pricing on the following news and learning sources through December 31, 2022. For a customized quote, please contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (517) 939-1382.


With Historical Newspapers (Michigan Collection), researchers have access to full-runs and full-images including front-page headlines, classified ads, marriage and death announcements, comic strips, reviews, display advertising, editorials, birth notices, photographs, and many other article types.

The HNP Michigan Collection includes three cross-searchable titles: Battle Creek Enquirer, Lansing State Journal, and The Times Herald (Port Huron), which has coverage from as early as 1910 through 2011. ProQuest makes it easy for both novice and experienced researchers to find relevant information quickly with basic and advanced search options between titles and all other databases located on the ProQuest platform, including ProQuest Recent Newspapers and all Newsstream news resources.

O’Reilly for Public Libraries helps patrons, students, faculty, and staff build skills, solve problems, and gain the knowledge to launch and advance their careers through a rich ecosystem of learning experiences. ProQuest cultivated a community of experts across a range of subject areas to partner with their editorial team to develop books, videos, playlists, case studies, resource centers, and O’Reilly Answers to keep your patrons ahead of the latest technology and business trends.

O’Reilly for Public Libraries brings your community on-demand access to nearly 44,000 essential eBooks and more than 30,000 hours of video from approximately 200 publishers. O’Reilly excels at bringing patrons the best in technology and business resources, but there are many more topics included as well, such as remote work, diet, exercise, aging, Minecraft, and cyberbullying. With a 40-year history of providing leading edge information, O’Reilly gives you content you can trust.

Detroit Free Press
Ten Pulitzer Prizes. Four Emmy Awards. One hundred and sixty-eight years of coverage. On May 5, 1831, before Michigan had even entered statehood, the first issue of the Detroit Free Press came hot off the presses as The Democratic Free Press and Michigan Intelligencer. This historic newspaper achieved other firsts including first U.S. newspaper to print a regular Sunday edition, first U.S. newspaper to publish court testimony, and first American newspaper published in Europe when it began a London edition in 1881.

Scholars of labor relations, union history, and the automotive industry will find the Detroit Free Press a fundamental and must-have resource for insight on the birth of the Motor City, development of the United Automobile Workers (UAW), and auto manufacturing. Others find essential reporting on art and architecture, the race riots of 1943 and 1967, the Detroit Tigers, and Motown. In addition to these defining characteristics of Detroit, the Free Press also provides the scoop on national and international events from a regional perspective, as well as detailed coverage of daily life in the community.

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