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 Andrew Garner, LYRASIS Outreach Manager, at (800) 999-8558, or email:

Bibliotecha (formerly 3M)
To receive discount: Order 3M products directly through LYRASIS.
RFID tags & tattle-tape security strips
Varies from 10-30% off list
Please contact LYRASIS member support by phone at (800) 999-8558 or by email at for specific pricing questions.

Use Code: LYRSIS
Library supplies, archival supplies, and library furniture

25% on book jacket covers
20% on supplies
15% on equipment and furniture
Free shipping on library orders over $100.00

Hollinger Metal Edge
Product: Archival supplies, equipment, and furniture
20% off list for supplies
10% off list for equipment and furniture

The Library Store
Library supplies, equipment, and furniture
10-20% off list for supplies
10% off list for equipment and furniture

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 Bookstores in Northeast Kansas offer a 20% discount off list price to libraries. Orders over $5,000 receive a 25% discount. They also offer a paid membership plan that gives members 10% off the store price on any item, including those on sale. Pre-K to grade 12 Educators can sign up for an Educator Discount Card and receive 20% off all purchases for classroom use and 25% off on Educator Appreciation Days.

  • Contact Cheri Miller, Marketing Business Development Manager for Greater Kansas City, Topeka, and NE Kansas

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: 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
  • Brette Dorris, Outside Sales Representative

    • c: 1-618-210-3280