Alibris for Libraries



Alibris for Libraries

Alibris for Libraries understands the unique needs of library acquisitions departments and collection-development specialists. Since 1998, Alibris has worked with libraries to help them find and acquire the titles they need. Today, more than 5,000 libraries use Alibris for Libraries as a primary source for out-of-print titles, older in-print titles, and large replacement and collection-development projects—as well as a source for unfilled and canceled firm orders.

Alibris accepts library purchase orders, guarantees the condition of each book, offers easy returns, and supports your account with comprehensive and personal customer service. You can select and order books with confidence.
Experience the Alibris for Libraries difference

  • Find the titles - With 100 million books, music items, and movies from 14,000 independent sellers, Alibris delivers the best fill rate in the industry.
  • Get the service -Most online bookstores are hard for libraries to use because their shipping, invoicing, payment, and return policies are designed for individual consumers, not institutions. Alibris service is designed for the way you work, with consolidated orders, flexible payment options (including purchase orders), and an experienced Library Services Team who understand libraries and are ready to help via phone or e-mail.
  • Build the collection - Collection-development projects come in two basic forms. Sometimes you have a list of titles to be replaced and need to search and find them. In other cases, you need to build a new subject area or backfill gaps in an existing one, but you don't have exact titles. Alibris for Libraries can help with both types of challenges, with free services such as Want List Matching and Collection Reports.

OhioNET member libraries are invited to take advantage of special Alibris for Libraries discounts, which may be used on multiple qualifying orders.  Just compile an order of at least $100 and enter the appropriate designated code during the checkout process to receive your discount.

For questions regarding OhioNET membership so you can take advantage of Alibris discounts, please contact us at


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