Library Bound Inc. is a privately owned Canadian company that began operations on May 5, 1993 and is incorporated under Canadian law in the province of Ontario. LBI holds a business license in Ontario with an Extra Provincial Registration in the province of British Columbia. In order to maximize the speed and efficiency of our service to our customers nationally, we operate two full service facilities (acquisitions, cataloguing and processing) in Vancouver, BC and Waterloo, ON. We are the only Canadian library wholesaler managing two full service operations across the country.
We work in an environment of mutual respect with our customers to deliver quality services for a fair price. The overall goal of Library Bound is to introduce products and services to the Canadian library market that will offer competitive choices, while ensuring long-term viability through sound fiscal management and operational efficiency. More specifically, our goal is to develop the LBI brand through:
- Providing excellence in collection development services to ensure high circulation and patron satisfaction
- Maintaining collection development services through a comprehensive array of automatic release programs (ARPs), Approval Plans (APs), seasonal Bestseller Lists and numerous weekly and monthly Collection Development Lists
- Introducing innovative concepts through the use of technological advancement that will support the fundamental elements of public library purchasing
- Providing excellence in customer service and being responsive to the Library’s needs and feedback
- Providing quality service at a fair and competitive price
- Ensuring LBI is an exceptional extension of the Library's technical service unit
- Offering a seamless integration of our procedures with each of our client libraries
- Ensuring absolute compliance with all import and copyright regulations
- Maintaining competitive pricing through industry awareness.
- Being the sole sponsor of the OLA and BCLA Readers Advisory Programs Being the Official Library Wholesaler for Telling Tales, an award winning annual Children’s Literacy Festival
- Supporting local library community events and programs
Library Bound has been in the business of providing acquisitions, cataloguing and customized processing to Canadian libraries for the last 25 years. Since 1993 LBI has experienced significant and well organized growth year over year. Our customer base has grown to over 120 libraries and systems covering all regions of Canada. We are proud to provide services and support to 27 CULC libraries. In 2013 both the Vancouver and Waterloo facilities expanded warehouse space to accommodate LBI’s continued growth. The principals of LBI have over 120 years of combined experience in the public library material wholesale industry. During our 25 years of operation we have successfully provided creative and innovative solutions for our customers.
We are a team of subject matter experts and each material type has an assigned selection specialist. Library Bound is proud of high employee engagement and as such has a very low turnover rate in all areas of the organization. In terms of Selection Specialists there have been two departures in the last ten years.
Library Bound deals with more than 7,500 publishers, studios and distributors in Canada, the US and the UK for all the different library material content and various formats. With our extensive publisher and studio network it is rare that we cannot source all of the Library’s requests. We regularly receive data feeds from a variety of publishers and our experienced purchasing departments are experts at sourcing material quickly and efficiently using a variety of resources depending on the material format.
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Imagine working with an industry leader where excellence and expertise is our standard. With over 100 years of experience in the material wholesale industry, Library Bound has placed a high value on establishing a workplace culture where people are challenged and treated with trust and respect every day.
We are an opportune employer who seeks to find skilled individuals to join our team. Our customers are our top priority and they are entitled to quality products catalogued and processed to the highest standards, and delivered in a timely fashion. It is our job at Library Bound to meet or exceed all the requirements of our customers. At Library Bound, we recognize that our greatest resource is our associates. It is our goal to promote and maintain a work environment that enables associates to function at their highest level. Our colleagues can expect:
Our workplace culture has a relaxed but results-driven atmosphere. Our team is intelligent, committed to supporting public libraries and hard working. We offer competitive wages and:
There are currently no positions available at this time. We welcome your resume, which we will keep on file for future openings for up to 6 months.
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Your Canadian choice for all your library needs
Library Bound Inc. provides solutions to Canadian library needs. Specializing in print, video, music, audio books, and multilingual products, Library Bound has the materials to create a collection that your patrons will enjoy.
We also provide the services you need to ensure that all your material is shelf-ready. We offer acquisition, cataloguing, processing, and Automatic Release Programs as part of our complete package of services.
Contact us today for more information on how we can meet your specific collection needs.
Library Bound works in an environment of mutual respect with our customers and suppliers to deliver quality services at a fair price. Our primary goal is to provide products and programs that offer competitive choices to Canadian libraries, while ensuring our company’s long-term viability through sound fiscal management and operational efficiency.