K-12 School Services

Brodart is more than just a supplier of books for K-12 schools. We're the industry leader in K-12 library support services. 

Brodart Knows Schools. 

Why Brodart?

Building and maintaining your collection is one of your school's most important challenges. But doing so also requires an enormous time commitment. Brodart’s expert Collection Development team specializes in all areas of selecting high quality material for children and teens.

Trust Brodart to do the heavy lifting and help manage your collection.

 

Benefits for Your School:

  • Quick turnaround time on all orders
  • Competitive pricing with standard discounts
  • Better fill rates

 

Collection Development 

Our expert librarians curate selection lists specifically for the school market. In recognition of schools' stringent budgetary restrictions, we also allow our customers to place Do Not Exceed restrictions on their orders.

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Are you challenged by luring reluctant readers into the world of books?  Brodart can help support your literacy and ESL programs with:

  • Age-appropriate titles that have been carefully reviewed by Brodart's Collection Development staff
  • Kid Safe™ Graphic Novels


Read more about our Graphic Novels offering
here

 

Collection Builder

Are you looking for something more specific? Try Brodart's Collection Builder to create or beef up a specific collection with selection lists for relevant topics and events.

  • Targeted lists for special projects, collection enhancement, or replacement ordering
  • One-time look at a specific topic

Free for Brodart customers, Collection Builder enables you to choose selection criteria to fill the holes in your collection:               

  • Age level
  • Subject area
  • Reviews
  • Authors
  • And more...

 

Email your request for a free Collection Builder list to [email protected].

 

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Cataloging

What Are Your Goals?

  • Get books on the shelves faster and more easily
  • Improve discoverability and circulation: connect students with the titles they want
  • Eliminate backlog

 

Brodart's Starter service is a perfect match for schools. Starter provides simple customization options for tailoring the MARC record, item record, and local call number to your specific requirements.

  • Full-level MARC records when available
  • Item records can be mapped to the tag and subfields required by your ILS
  • Local call number formatted as required 
  • Spine label produced with your defined call number
  • Records delivered via email or FTP

Convenient Online Ordering

Using Bibz®, Brodart's free online ordering and collection development tool, schools can research, select, and share lists. Not only are the lists separated into age ranges and categories, they can also be filtered for custom searches — so it’s easy to find exactly what you are looking for. 

Brodart researches, evaluates, compiles, and updates selection lists so you don't have to. Data on individual titles includes specialty descriptors to aid in your selection process. Bibz puts that information at your fingertips.

Comprehensive Selection Lists for K-12 Schools:

  • Age-appropriate Titles
  • State Awards
  • Graphic Novels
  • ESL Materials

Powerful functionality:

  • Read reviews on individual titles
  • Produce and transmit orders
  • Download customizable on-order records in MARC format
    • Including district sites, collection, and fund values
    • Flexible structure for holdings tags
  • View order history, regardless of ordering method
  • View or print invoices at any time (copies emailed automatically every month)
  • View real time inventory at both Brodart and select publishers — our on-hand inventory is augmented by our publisher partners

Getting Started 

Are you ready to explore a partnership with Brodart?

Simply complete our K-12 Profile and submit it to us. One of our representatives will be in touch soon to discuss your objectives and specific requirements.