Group Purchasing & Discounts

Group Purchasing

NEKLS helps member libraries stretch their budgets by purchasing some common library supplies in bulk. Substantial savings from quantity discounts and reduced shipping are passed on when NEKLS provides these items at cost. To order library supplies, hardware or software see the NEKLS ordering page for details.

All libraries in Kansas are now members of LYRASIS, through a membership purchased by the State Library of Kansas. This membership entitles NEKLS libraries to discounts with the companies listed below. If you have questions regarding specific discounts or terms, contact Hilary Fox, LYRASIS Member Support Specialist, at (800) 999-8558, or email: hilary.fox@lyrasis.org/.

3M
To receive discount: Order 3M products directly through LYRASIS.
Discount:
LYRASIS offers substantial pricing discounts to members on a variety of 3M products. LYRASIS members receive up to 36% off of the list price of some of 3M’s most popular Tattle-Tape products, including single-sided and double-sided security tapes. Please contact LYRASIS member support by phone at (800) 999-8558 or by email at membersupport@lyrasis.org for specific pricing questions.

Bayscan Technologies
To receive discount: Identify yourself as a LYRASIS member when you order.
Discount:
7.5% off list price (barcode scanners, labels, and receipt printers; supplies)
Exclusions:
These discounts cannot be combined with any other offers. Discounts will be from prevailing prices at the time of shipment.

Bibliotheca RFID
To receive discount: Identify yourself as a LYRASIS member when you order.
Discount:
5%-10% off list price of RFID tags and supplies.
Exclusions:
These discounts cannot be combined with any other offers. Discounts will be from prevailing prices at the time of shipment.

Brodart
Contract Priority Code:
LYRSIS
Discount:
25% on book jacket covers
20% on supplies
15% on equipment and furniture
Free shipping on library orders over $100.00
Exclusions:
These discounts cannot be combined with any other offers. Discounts will be from prevailing prices at the time of shipment.

Computype
To receive discount: Identify yourself as a LYRASIS member when you order.
Discount:
15% of list price
Exclusions:
These discounts cannot be combined with any other offers. Discounts will be from prevailing prices at the time of shipment.
All hardware products are excluded

Demco
DEMCO Contract: C04100
Instructions: During “Step 3” of the online check-out process, enter the code in the “Contract Description” field. If it’s the first time you’re using the code, Demco will need to confirm that your library is eligible before they apply the discount. This should only take a day or two. The next time you visit your account, go to “Certificates & Contracts.” Contract C04100 will be listed, and you can click on “Make this my current contract” to avoid having to enter the code each time you order. The discount should automatically be applied.
Discount:
$100 (after discount) minimum order required for all discounts
20% on library, office, and technology supplies (consumables)
10% on learning materials
10% on furniture and equipment
Shipping:
DEMCO, Inc. will pay regular FedEx ground service shipping costs on all stocked orders of $100 or more (after discount). Transportation will be prepaid and added to all orders that are drop shipped, such as furniture and equipment. Demco, Inc. will furnish good faith estimates of shipping charges as related to product orders. Express parcel shipping is not included.
Exclusions:
Security products, subscription program products, licensed products including but not limited to Garfield, Eric Carle, Arthur, Clifford.

Gaylord
Contract Priority Code: LYRASIS
Discount:
20% off traditional supplies
20% off archival items
15% off furniture
Free shipping on library or archival supply orders over $100.
Exclusions:
These discounts cannot be combined with any other offers. Discounts will be from prevailing prices at the time of shipment.
Security systems and custom work (any item not found in our full line catalog) are excluded.

Highsmith
LYRASIS Discount Number: 183441
Key Code: 151010N
Discount:
18% catalog discount on supply items
10% discount on furniture and equipment
Exclusions:
Discount is not valid on bids, 3M security products, Edupress products, sale catalogs, or orders already in progress. Discounts cannot be combined with any other discounts.
Shipping:
Shipping and handling will be prepaid and added to the invoice.
Additional charges for inside delivery, lift gate delivery, or prior notification may be prepaid and added to your invoice.

iTeam Inc.
To receive discount: Identify yourself as a LYRASIS member when you order.
Discount:
10% off list price on computer reservation, library card and print system
Exclusions:
These discounts cannot be combined with any other offers. Discounts will be from prevailing prices at the time of shipment.

The Library Store
To receive discount: Identify yourself as a LYRASIS member when you order.
Discount:
10%-20% off list price of book pockets, book jackets, and book lock tape.
Exclusions:
Minimum of $100 to receive free shipping. Security products, book returns, Playscapes and laminators are excluded. Discounts cannot be combined with any other offers. Product training, installation of equipment/furniture and removal of debris are not part of this bid. Published catalog pricing may change subject to fluctuations in the cost of raw materials. All orders must reference bid code# LYRASIS at time of order. See full details in The Library Store Contract Terms.

mk Sorting Systems
To receive discount: Identify yourself as a LYRASIS member when you order.
Discount:
7.5%-10% off list price (LibDispenser, SelfCheck, RFID). See mkSorting Sytems price list for Lyrasis members.
Exclusions:
These discounts cannot be combined with any other offers. Discounts will be from prevailing prices at the time of shipment.

Additional NEKLS Member Discounts

NEKLS has negotiated member discounts from several additional vendors. Before taking advantage of these, be sure to check that you are not already receiving a better discount through your current account. Contact Laura DeBaun if you have any questions or recommendations for additional vendors to work with.

Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor offers discounts on library materials and processing fees according to the price list below. To qualify for discounts, be sure to indicate that you are a NEKLS Member Library when you order. The contract is here Baker And Taylor Discount. To set up an account for your library, contact:

Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Topeka offers a 20% discount off list price to libraries. They also offer a paid membership plan that gives members 10% off the store price on any item, including those on sale.

  • 6130 S.W. 17th St. (17th at Wanamaker)
    Topeka, KS 66615BakerAndTaylor_Discount
    (785) 273-9600; Fax: (785) 273-7125
    Contact: Dick Nelson, Community Relations Manager

Half Price Books – Librarian/Educator Discount
Show proof of employment at a library or school and receive a 10% discount card that can be used on all purchases at any Half Price Books. Both personal and library purchases are eligible for the discount. It cannot be combined with discount coupons. Card must be renewed annually. Sign up for the Half Price Books mailing list to receive coupons. Store locations in Kansas and Missouri are:

  • 15309 W 119th St, Olathe, KS – (913) 829-9959
  • 8997 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS – (913) 383-3373
  • 1002 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO – (816) 931-5377

Ingram Book Company
Customer Care – (800) 937-5300, press option 1, then 1
Email: ILSCustomer.service@ingramcontent.com The full contract terms for NEKLS discounts are available to read here Kansas Regional Library Systems – Public Libraries.

  • Kevin Davenport, Inside Sales Representative
    Midwest (IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, and NE)
    p: 1-800-937-5300 ext. 31328
    kevin.davenport@ingramcontent.com
  • Brette Dorris, Outside Sales Representative
    Midwest
    c: 1-618-210-3280
    brette.dorris@ingramcontent.com