MLS LOgoThe Massachusetts Library System (MLS) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) has developed a Library Cooperative Purchasing Program. This 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.

The MLS Purchasing Cooperative Guide – view

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

  1. How to become a member of MHEC – click here
  2. Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ’s

 Library Contracts:

  • L50 – Library: Supplies, Archival Products & Equipment:
    Bibliotheca LLC, CCI Solutions, Data2 Corporation, DEMCO, Lakeshore Learning Materials, Reliance Label Solutions, Sentry Custom Uniform, Sheehans Office Interiors, Tech Logic, The Library Store
  • L51 – Library: Books and Media:
    Better World Books, Bibliotheca LLC, Blackstone Audio, Brodart Co., Cavendish Square Publishing LLC, DAI LLC, The AV Cafe, Eastern Book Company, Ingram Library Services Inc., Midwest Library Service, Midwest Tape LLC, Movie Licensing USA, Owlkids Books, Perma-Bound Books, Quality Books, Inc., Scholastic Library Publishing, Inc., The Rosen Publishing Group Inc.
  • L52 – Library: Print Subscription Management:
    WT Cox
  • L53 – Library: Equipment, Software & Service:
    BayScan Technologies, Bibliotheca LLC., Donnegan Systems, Lyngsoe Systems Inc., Re-Stream, Tech Logic, Whalley Computer Associates