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Select a tab above for discounts and other special offers for KYVL member institutions. Offers are good through June 2022 or as noted on individual tabs.

Information for vendors

To submit your offer for consideration, email offer details along with contact information to Please note:

  • Offers should extend to all KYVL members - academic, public, school and special libraries. Please contact KYVL to discuss exceptions.
  • Offers should benefit both new and existing customers.
  • Offers should be good through next June 30, the end of KYVL's fiscal year.

Learn more about becoming a vendor for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

KYVL member academic libraries are eligible for a 15 percent discount on the following databases and upgrades through June 2023:

20 percent on FacultySelect (Courtesy trial through June 30).

A 10 percent discount is available on EBSCO Discovery Service.

A 20 percent discount is available on Faculty Select.

Additional discounts may be available. Please contact EBSCO's academic library representatives for more details:

Leah Rolph, Account Executive

David Glaser, Regional Sales Manager

KYVL member medical llibraries are eligible for a 10 percent discount for new orders only on the following databases and upgrades through June 2023:

Additional discounts may be available. Please contact EBSCO's medical library representatives for more details:

Chris Connolly, Account Executive

Nicole Capriotti, Regional Sales Manager

Public Libraries     Schools

KYVL member schools and public libraries are eligible for 15 percent discounts on the following databases and upgrades through June 2023:

A 10 percent discount is available on EBSCO Discovery Service and StacksDiscovery.

Additional discounts may be available. Please contact EBSCO's school and public library representatives for more details:

Jennifer Dione, Account Executive

Jacob Simone, Regional Sales Manager

KYVL members are eligible for a 10 percent discount for new orders of EBSCO Stacks through June 2020.

Sales contact are listed on the EBSCO Academic, EBSCO Healthcare and EBSCO Schools and Public Libraries tabs.

The following Infobase offers are available to KYVL members through June, 2020:

  • KYVL members are eligible for a 5 percent discount for new orders on any product in the Infobase digital catalog.
  • Existing customers placing a new order may request a free one-year subscription to the World Almanac database.
  • Omnigraphics is not part of Infobase. Additional offers are now availbale on the Omnigraphics tab.

For more information or to place an order, contact one of the following Infobase reps:

Academic Institutions
David Waters, Account Executive – Academic Division
800.322.8755, x4382

K12 and Public Libraries
Phil Tam, Regional Sales Manager
800.257.5126, x4326

LOTE Online for Kids is offering up to 20 percent off list price for KYVL member schools and libraries. LOTE - Languages Other Than English - offers digital books in world languages.

For more information, contact:

Sunny Arumugam, Director, North America and Europe

KYVL is a group access member of LYRASIS, entitling KYVL members to member pricing for professional development classes and free job bank postings. Additional benefits are available to institutions that join LYRASIS individually.

Visit LYRASIS benefits for KYVL members for more information, or download the PDF, below.

KYVL public and academic library members are eligible for grandfathered pricing for new and renewed subscriptions to Mango Languages through June, 2021. K12 package includes updated reporting, family profiles, best practices based on Bloom's Taxonomy and DoK, and curriculum mapping. For more information, including a free trial and pilot options, contact:

Lauren Ruffolo, Account Executive
or schedule a few minutes on her calendar by clicking here.

Consortial pricing from Naxos is now available to KYVL members. Through July, 2022, KYVL members are eligible for a 15 percent discount off of list prices of Naxos music, video and spoken word collections.

To place an order or request a discount, contact:

John Sells, Sales and Support Coordinator

WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is an integrated suite of cloud-based library management applications with WorldCat data as its foundation. OCLC offers KYVL members a discounted price for WMS based on the number of participating libraries.

Number of participating libraries OCLC discount (eligible products)
8-10 10 percent
11-20 15 percent
21-40 20 percent
Additional discounts are available as the number of participating libraries increases.
Participating libraries F23-24

For FY 22-23 billing, 12 KYVL member libraries are counted in the OCLC-KYVL WMS incentive program:

Individual subscribers (8)

  • Bellarmine University
  • Brescia University
  • Centre College
  • Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives
  • Kentucky Historical Society
  • Kentucky Wesleyan University
  • Transylvania University

SAALCK libraries (4)

  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Kentucky State University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Louisville

For more information or to obtain a quote, please contact:

Joy Murray, Senior Library Services Consultant
800.848.5878 x4042

KYVL member libraries are eligible for 30 percent off all Omnigrahics print titles through June 2023. Contact for more information.

Omnigraphics is now a part of Infobase. For database information, please contact the representatives listed on the Infobase tab.

KYVL members are eligible for discounted pricing for new adoptions only of OpenAthens.

Participating libraries
(by type)
5-9 5
10-19 10
20+ 15
  • Agreements are between EBSCO and the individual library, institution or organization.
  • Participating libraries are counted separately for each library type, that is, 
    • Academic libraries
    • Public libraries
    • K12 libraries
    • Special libraries

The following products are available for all KYVL members at a special rate of at least 10% off new orders. Offers are good through June 2024.

For a custom quote, please contact:

Dan Harris, Senior Team Lead, Digital Sales

Lindsey Newman
Account Manager, Academic Libraries

Chris Michaels
Account Manager, K12

Mike Tooley
Account Manager, Public Libraries

Select a tab for more information about other value-added benefits of KYVL membership.

KYVL is a part of the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), an agency of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. CPE establishes master agreements (contracts) with database vendors on behalf of KYVL and its members for access to electronic resources and other services serving a broad range of information needs. KYVL member institutions may make use of KYVL master agreements to license additional content beyond the core content licensed by KYVL for all its members. KYVL is the point of contact for members regarding use of these master agreements.

Commonwealth of Kentucky Master Agreements are searchable at

KYVL members are invited to participate in a discussion forum regarding the SpringShare product suite via the SpUNKy e-list. Sign up for the e-list in the KYVL Member Portal.

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KYVL participates in and supports organizations that strengthen and grow the library community, including:

COUNTER is a non-profit organization supported by libraries, publishers and vendors who contribute to the development of the COUNTER Code of Practice, which helps librarians demonstrate the value of electronic resources by facilitating the recording and reporting of online resource usage stats in a consistent and credible way.

ICOLC, the International Coalition of Library Consortia, supports participating consortia by facilitating discussion on issues of common interest. From time to time ICOLC issues statements regarding topics which affect libraries and library consortia.

In addition to LYRASIS member benefits described under Discounts and Offers, KYVL participates in LYRASIS Leaders Circle, committed to helping build sustainable programs, services and solutions by establishing standards, fair pricing and governance that will impact the broader community.

NISO identifies, develops, maintains, and publishes technical standards to manage information in today's continually changing digital environment. Through NISO, content publishers, libraries, and software developers collaborate on mutually accepted standards that enhance their operations today and form a foundation for the future.

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