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Libraries

Public Libraries

Askews and Holts Library Services is at the forefront of modern library supply, offering a complete range of solutions designed to meet the needs of public libraries in the UK and overseas. 

We provide bespoke tailoring of all our solutions to aid all our public library customers in continuing to meet the wide ranging and ever changing needs of all users from all communities, both now and in the future. 

We provide full shelf ready processing, complimented by an efficient, effective and reliable distribution service to provide our customer’s with the right stock in the right place at the right time. 

Our range of solutions include a unique and effective web based selection tool allowing

  • Free access to over 7.1 million records (U.K and U.S imprints), including eBooks and AV material.
  • Full integration with all Library Management Systems.
  • Multiple search and filtering options.
  • Full bibliographic content.
  • Up to the minute stockholdings.
  • Access to 2m+ book stock, 45,000 DVD and Blu-ray titles and a comprehensive range of music CD’s.
  • 24/7 order tracking and expenditure information.
  • Much, much more…

We maintain the U.K.’s only multi-copy, multi-category showroom purposely designed and maintained for stock selection visits, with an exceptional range and depth of stock profiled to meet the needs of our library customers. Our stock consists of both newly published material and essential back stock, allowing customers to carry out stock replenishment as well as choosing new titles. 

Furthermore, we continue to be at the cutting edge of new technologies including the full provision of industry standard EDI facilities, a range of supplier selection solutions, eBook, data provision, RFID and other e-commerce solutions. 

Providing the highest standard of customer satisfaction is our number one priority and we believe that our continued success originates from our dedication to developing with our stakeholders, innovative and cost effective solutions, without compromising our commitment to quality.

  

School Libraries

From nursery to sixth form, Askews and Holts Library Services can help schools to make efficient use of their budgets and choose the best stock for their needs.  

We maintain a multiple copy showroom, holding approximately 150,000 volumes of children's junior fiction and non fiction material, with all core authors and new titles, suitable for school libraries. 

We stock curriculum related topics suitable for all Key Stages, as well as specialist publications. We actively encourage teachers and librarians to visit our showroom to discuss their needs with our schools services staff. Their experience in the book trade and knowledge of the schools market enables them to advise visitors on stock selection. 

However, if a visit to our showroom isn’t convenient, our market leading website provides access to subjects covered within the National Curriculum and for ease of selection topic box and key stage lists of titles are displayed and refreshed on a regular basis. In addition, we supply lists of new titles, bespoke online subject lists and physical themed collections, based around the curriculum. 

To prepare stock for library use, we also offer a full range of book processing options. These include jacketing, security triggers, RFID, barcodes, ownership labels and date labels.  

A supplier selection service is also offered to schools and schools library services.

 

International Libraries

Askews and Holts Library Service have many years experience in handling accounts with library services throughout the world. 

Our range of solutions include a unique and effective web based selection tool that makes purchasing from us as straightforward as if you were visiting us in person. 

  • Free access to over 7.1 million records (U.K and U.S imprints), including eBooks and AV material.
  • Full integration with all key Library Management Systems.
  • Multiple search and filtering options.
  • Full bibliographic content.
  • Up to the minute stockholdings.
  • Access to 2m+ book stock, 45,000 DVD and Blu-ray titles and a comprehensive range of music CD’s.
  • 24/7 order tracking and expenditure information.
  • Much, much more… 

We continue to be at the cutting edge of new technologies including the full provision of industry standard EDI facilities, supplier selection solutions, data provision, RFID and other e-commerce solutions. 

With full shelf ready processing, complimented by an efficient, effective and reliable distribution service, you still have the opportunity to deal with Askews and Holts Library Services even from thousands of miles away. 

Providing the highest standard of customer satisfaction is our number one priority, wherever you are in the World and we believe that our continued success originates from our dedication to developing with our stakeholders, innovative and cost effective solutions, without compromising our commitment to quality. 

For Library services in New Zealand you can contact our agent Tom Dignan of the Library Supply Company.  With many years experience, Tom helps ensure that the strong links between Askews and Holts Library Services and our New Zealand customers continue to be maintained and developed. 

Tom Dignan

The Library Supply Company

PO Box8137

Symonds Street

Auckland

tom@librarysupply.co.nz

TEL: 360 6930

TOLL FREE: 0800 202060 (outside Auckland)

 

In South Africa Askews and Holts Library Services have linked up with Booktalk. Customers wishing to speak with a representative in South Africa should contact; 

Kirston Hoets

Booktalk

Hyde Park

Jan Smuts Avenue

POBOX 81340

Parkhurst 2120

South Africa

booktalk@global.co.za

TEL: 0027 11442 8969

 

Academic Libraries

In recent years Askews and Holts Library Services have focussed on developing a tailored service for academic libraries.   

In support, we have recruited specialist staff with an understanding of the market and we work closely with our academic library customers to provide mutually beneficial acquisition processes, using cutting edge technology and specialist book knowledge. 

As a major library book supplier we are able to order a full range of academic titles for customers at highly competitive discounted rates. We source material through our supplier from a wide range of publishers across the U.K., in addition, to a wide range of American titles. 

Our range of solutions include a unique and effective web based selection tool allowing

  • Free access to over 12.6 million records (U.K and U.S imprints), including eBooks and AV material.
  • Full integration with all key Library Management Systems.
  • Quick Click ordering
  • Multiple search and filtering options.
  • Full bibliographic content, CIP and book in hand records.
  • Approval plan features
  • 24/7 order tracking and expenditure information.
  • Much, much more… 

An approval plan service is also available with stock supplied in accordance with publisher specifications and a free ‘title alert service’ is available through our specialist website. 

We lead the way with EDI and are firmly committed to supporting librarians in their plans to order online via our website or through their library management system. Our specialist EDI team have extensive experience of all major Library Management Systems and are on hand to test the full suite of EDI messages. 

We carry out a full range of book processing, spine labelling, RFID, cataloguing and profiled classification, supported by the supply of electronic catalogue records to provide shelf-ready books.  

Our state of the art stock handling processes and daily distribution service combine to ensure we supply shelf ready stock in a fast and effective manner. 

By maintaining regular contact through our account management team we aim to support academic libraries wherever possible in providing a range of solutions that complement their specialist requirements.

 

Specialist Libraries

Our experience extends to the supply of library services to specialist libraries and we have a range of solutions available to meet their requirements. 

As a major library book supplier we are able to order a full range of titles for customers at highly competitive discounted rates. We source material through our supplier from a wide range of publishers across the U.K. in addition, to a wide range of American titles. 

Our range of solutions include a unique and effective web based selection tool allowing

  • Free access to over 7.1 million records (U.K and U.S imprints), including eBooks and AV material.
  • Full integration with all key Library Management Systems.
  • Quick Click ordering
  • Multiple search and filtering options.
  • Full bibliographic content.
  • Up to the minute stockholdings.
  • Access to £2m+ book stock, 45,000 DVD and Blu-ray titles and a comprehensive range of music CD’s.
  • 24/7 order tracking and expenditure information.
  • Much, much more…

 We continue to be at the cutting edge of new technologies including the full provision of industry standard EDI facilities, supplier selection solutions, data provision, RFID and other e-commerce solutions. 

We carry out a full range of book processing, cataloguing and profiled classification, supported by the supply of electronic catalogue records to provide shelf-ready books.  Our state of the art stock handling processes and daily distribution service combine to ensure we supply shelf ready stock in a fast and effective manner. 

Providing the highest standard of customer satisfaction is our number one priority, and we believe that our continued success originates from our dedication to developing with our stakeholders, innovative and cost effective solutions, without compromising our commitment to quality.