[a buying club like no other] harnessing the power of data to save libraries time and money
No Transaction Costs
Clients never pay a transaction cost when buying from a vendor through Library Lever
Don't spend your money on resources that don't get used. We work with clients to ensure they are buying the right resources, and when they do commit, they have the tools to get the usage and value they want.
Join your colleagues from libraries of all types around the country to network, mentor, and learn from experts both within and outside the library industry
Decisions driven by data. Easy support when you need it. One simple place for trials, purchases, renewals, and account management.
The Library Lever Story
We're in the business of building sustainable library collections.
Brokerage. Community. Wellness.
Our Vision: To realize a new culture in which libraries and publishers work in tandem, driven by the shared mission to build sustainable collections, ensuring all learners are provided equal opportunity to thrive through access to authoritative content and quality technologies.
We are transforming the legacy buying club into a Mission-driven Brokerage designed to realize value and impact for both libraries and publishers by harnessing the power of shared data to inform development in content creation and to drive investment in equitable access.
Get to know us
The Common Stacks Podcast
Common Stacks is the podcast around which much of our community is built. We have engaging conversations with experts both within and outside of the library profession. We are looking at the many ways in which libraries are debunking the myth of, "well, this is how it's always been done."
Search for Common Stacks in your podcatcher of choice, and join our Slack channel to continue the conversations, even after the episodes.
The business of library consortia is changing. Library Lever is a new concept, a mission driven buying club that supports engagement, eliminates transaction fees, empowers libraries to save time and money through improved digital workflows, with advocacy driven by data and community.
How it works [Library Lever Membership]
Check out the Join Library Lever page to learn more about Library Lever membership, view our sample member agreement form, and fees. Remember, you don't pay any transaction costs with a Library Lever membership, and receive 100% of the vendor discount. You'll also receive access to our Library Lever Academy, a suite of professional development resources we include as a benefit of membership.
Once you sign up, we'll start our Client Wellness Program where you will have a complete onboarding sequence so that all library staff will understand why you joined Library Lever, the offerings available, and how to get the most out of your membership.
We have a growing community where you can find networking and mentorship opportunities, share your own best practices, get easy answers to questions, and find ways to broaden and deepen your relationship with colleagues around the country
We make sure that you're not paying for products you aren't using, and you have all the information you need to get the most use from the products you have. This means you'll get regular check-ins and information on trainings, marketing support, and more. Plus, we can help you analyze your usage so that if you're not actually using the products you have, you can cancel.
Brian Edwards /
Director of Educational Streaming |
Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.
I had the privilege of working with Rob for a number of years and highly recommend him for any business wanting to grow sales. The team behind Library Lever is inspiring and we can't wait to see what they have in store. We're looking forward to watching the growth and development of this company.
Michelle Young, MLS/
Dean of Libraries|
We are excited to see how Library Lever grows. Rob's experience, vision, and enthusiasm for libraries is incredible. Under his leadership and the team he has put together, we are looking forward to watching the company flourish.
Associate Director |
Touro University Libraries
Robert's work with our library system has been a pleasure. He was able to quickly understand our needs making recommendations that worked well for us. Working with Robert allowed allows us to refine our collection, minimize duplication and increase engagement with our students. His delivery of the project was timely, professional, and efficient. We are looking forward to working with Robert again in the future.
How it works [Sell through Library Lever]
View the Work with Us page to learn more about us, our mission, and the types of partners we want to sign on. If it's a potential match, get in touch! We may want to do a group-wide trial to gauge interest from member libraries, or we might just jump straight to the next step.
This is the part where we sign an agreement that covers a pricing schedule, your services, and our responsibilities.
This is where we make the big announcements, organize the webinars, interview you on our podcast, write something up in our newsletter, and enact a detailed marketing plan that we customize for each vendor.
Our Client Wellness Program ensures that libraries who purchase your service actually use it. We have regular check-ins to help audit their usage, and through our growing community portals we are able to help connect them with marketing and outreach materials to help ensure that they have the tools needed to engage and grow adoption in the library.