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    Contract # AEPA 024-C
    Mackin Educational Resources provides high-quality library and classroom materials for PK-12 schools and public libraries, including books, eBooks, digital audiobooks, DVDs, makerspace materials, MackinVision™ - Mackin Library Management System (LMS), free collection analysis and collection development services, free processing and cataloging options, free access to our digital content and superior customer service! 
    Mackin has millions of high-quality, high-interest, culturally relevant texts to fit the needs of all schools and districts.

    Member Benefits
    CPC members receive additional discounts off Mackin’s already competitive online prices through AEPA contract #024-C:

    • Additional 8% off Mackin.com for print books
    • Additional 7% off Mackin.com for eBooks and digital audiobooks
    • Additional 3% off Mackin.com for Makerspace
    • Additional 3% off Mackin.com for Multimedia (DVDs, Blu-Rays, MP3s)

    How to Order
    On Express

    • If you’re on www.ndesc.org – log in or register for the Express online marketplace by clicking "Express Signin" in the top menu bar.
    • Online: www.mackin.com
    • Email:  orders@mackin.com
    • Phone: 800-245-9540
    • Fax:     800-369-5490
    • Mail:    Mackin Educational Resources
                 3505 County Road 42 West
                 Burnsville, MN 55306

    All orders should include:

    • Name, phone and email address
    • School name
    • Title, quantity, binding preference or ISBN, author, priority
    • Shipping information
    • Billing information
    • Catalog and processing information
    • Be sure to reference “CPC” or “AEPA” on orders and POs.

    Existing customers - please contact info@purchasingconnection.org for information on how to take advantage of our discounted pricing program. 

    Account Team Contacts
    Brian Cretzmeyer, Local Sales Representative
    Cell: 952-500-0811
    Toll-Free: 800-245-9540

    Mesa Heise, Director of Bids, Contracts and Digital Services
    Toll-free: 800-245-9540

    Customer Service:
    Live chat on www.mackin.com

    Company Profile
    Founded almost 40 years ago, Mackin is a proud Minnesota-based, woman-owned company that provides the highest quality resources for our classroom and library customers. Featuring the largest PK-12 collection of age-appropriate titles, Mackin offers a vast selection of over 3.5 million print titles and nearly 3 million digital titles from over 18,000 different publishers at www.mackin.com. We also provide free collection analysis and development services, free processing and cataloging options, and superior customer service.

    Digital resources have become an integral component in education, and our free, school-centric digital resource management system, MackinVIATM, is equipped to meet your schools’ digital goals. With just one login, users can view, utilize, and manage all their digital materials in one location. The system provides easy, convenient access to all your eBooks and audiobooks. MackinVIA is a free resource to all Mackin customers and allows simultaneous, unlimited access to multiple users and is mobile-friendly.

    Mackin currently serves over 70,000 PK-12 schools, public libraries, and educational consortia around the world. Our employees are dedicated to serving as your partner in education.

    New in 2024!
    Mackin is excited to introduce a new partnership that has been recently established with Softlink Education for the purpose of providing a state-of-the-art Library Management System or Automated Library System. Softlink’s Oliver Library Software has a 40-year reputation of serving thousands of school libraries around the world and is now presented as MackinVision™ and as a premier choice for AEPA. MackinVision™ is fully designed to fulfill the exact needs of your schools and deliver world class personalized service.

    • MackinVision™ - Mackin Library Management System (LMS)
      Invest in your student’s education with MackinVision™, the innovative library management system solution that grows with your students. Your library software should reflect your needs, and the needs of your students. MackinVision™ development is user-driven and will interact with students and library staff at every step to satisfy every need. Ongoing and ever-increasing development ensures that MackinVision™ will always address the ever-changing demands of technological advances while supporting the educational outcomes of students.
    • Elementary and Middle School LMS – MackinVision™ STAR
      MackinVision™ STAR makes reading and research simpler and more engaging for younger students and students of all ages who benefit from a simplified and visual interface with a dynamic picture search environment, interchangeable graphics options, book cover carousels and more. STAR will encourage your students to love research and reading.

    Contract Offerings
    Print books, nonprint items, eBooks, digital audiobooks, makerspace materials,