The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) for a Library Cooperative Purchasing Program has resulted in providing its combined membership cost savings for the procurement of library materials, services and supplies through the advantage of cooperative buying power pricing.

Contracts are in place for Library Materials and Supplies, Books and Media, and Print Subscription Management Services. MHEC and MLS members can find details for these contracts on the MHEC homepage. With this partnership, MLS member libraries will have the option to utilize the MHEC library contracts as MLS affiliates or to join the MHEC as an associate member in order to take advantage of the MHEC complete portfolio of over 50 contracts and extensive discounts. Membership is at no cost.

View the MLS Purchasing Cooperative Guide - click here

View how to become a member,contract updates & training videos:

How to become a member of MHEC, please click here
Contract Updates - MHEC and MLS bring you great discounts - View Video
MHEC and MLS Training Video on Library Contract - View
Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ's

The following Contracts are in place:

L50 - Library: Supplies, Archival Products & Equipment:

BayScan Technologies, Bibliotheca ITG, DEMCO, Envisionware, Findaway World, Reliance Label Solutions, Stanger Litho Graphics, The Library Store

L51 - Library: Books and Media:

Baker & Taylor, Bookazine, Brodart by Nubro, Capstone, dba of Coughlan Companies, D.K. Agencies, Findaway World, Ingram Library Services, Midwest Tape, The AV Cafe

L52 - Library:  Print Subscription Management:

Basch Subscriptions, D.K. Agencies