March 24, 2018

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EBSCO and Mackin Forge New Partnership


EBSCO ebooks will now be available on the ecommerce site, and EBSCO K–12 libraries will have additional classroom solutions, including leveled literacy libraries, and supplemental curriculum and reference materials, such as videos, handouts, and testing materials.

See complete press release below.


New Partnership between EBSCO and Mackin Makes Accessing eBooks Easier for Schools

~ K-12 Libraries Can Now Easily Add EBSCO eBooksto Collection via

 Burnsville, MINN. — September 19, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Mackin have partnered to make EBSCO eBooksavailable to order on the ecommerce site. The collaboration between EBSCO and Mackin, a leading provider of high-quality library and classroom materials to librarians and educators in K-12 schools, gives MackinVIA customers the opportunity to choose from a wide range of relevant EBSCO eBooks titles from within their preferred platform.

MackinVIA, the free digital resource management system, is used by over 9 million students and has recently won the Best of Show Award at ISTE 2016 for the second year in a row.

EBSCO offers hundreds of thousands of high-quality eBook titles from leading publishers, including Random House and University Presses, as well as collections designed specifically for K-12 schools that contain high-quality fiction and non-fiction titles across a diverse range of subject and topic areas. With the new partnership, libraries can search; add titles to a list and order EBSCO eBooks through the library’s existing order and content management workflow.

In addition to having EBSCO eBooks available on the ecommerce site, EBSCO K-12 libraries will also benefit from additional classroom solutions including leveled literacy libraries, and supplemental curriculum and reference materials, such as videos, handouts and testing materials.

“Our partnership with EBSCO is not only exciting for all of us at Mackin, but one that is certain to be highly beneficial to our customers as well. With the continued growth of MackinVIA, our free digital resource management system, the timing to add these titles and this functionality couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Mesa Heise, Director of Digital Services at Mackin.

About Mackin

For more than 34 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known for their substantial catalog that boasts more than 18,000 publishers with over 2.5 million print books, Mackin’s ever-growing digital catalog now includes more than 460,000 digital products including eBooks, databases, digital audiobooks and video resources – all available through their free, award winning digital management system, MackinVIA. For more information, visit or call 800-245-9540.

About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 ejournals, as well as online access to more than 900,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.


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