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Special offers for KYVL members

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 2022:

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

A 10 percent discount is available on EBSCO Discovery Service.

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

Leah Rolph, Account Executive
800.653.2726 x2434

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 2022:

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 2022:

A 10 percent discount is available on EBSCO Discovery Service.

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

Jennifer Dione, Account Executive
800.653.2726 x3414

Jacob Simone, Regional Sales Manager
800.653.2726, x3822

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.

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

Academic Institutions
Melinda Gallo, Digital Media Consultant - Academic Division
800.257.5126, x4270

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

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

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

KYVL members are eligible for grandfathered pricing for new and renewed subscriptions to Mango Languages through June, 2020. For more information, including a free trial, contact:

Lauren Ruffolo, Account Executive
 248.254.7450 x838

Consortial pricing from Naxos is now available to KYVL members. Through June, 2020, 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 FY 2021-22 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 F21-22

For FY 2021-22 billing, the following 13 KYVL member libraries are counted in the OCLC-KYVL WMS incentive program:

Individual subscribers

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

SAALCK libraries

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

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

Don Litner, Senior Library Services Consultant
800.848.5878 x4087

KYVL member libraries are eligible for 30 percent off all print titles through June 2022.

In addition, a 15-day free trial and discounted pricing is available on the following databases:

Database discounts are on top of a 10 percent standing discount for schools and libraries (SL price) and vary by subscription term:

  • 35 percent off SL price for a one-year subscription.
  • 40 percent off SL price for a two-year subscription.
  • 50 percent off SL price for a three-year subscription.

For additional information, please contact:

Heather McDonough, Omnigraphics Library Resource Specialist
800.234.1340, x527

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 2022.

Special offer: Upgrade to Diversity Collection that combines Ethnic NewsWatch and GenderWatch with Alt-PressWatch, which you already get as a member of KYVL. Contact your Account Manager for a trial and special pricing. Offer good through December 2021.

For a custom quote, please contact:

Mary Hellner, Senior Account Manager, Community Colleges & Special Market Library Sales

Lindsey Newman
Account Manager, Academic Libraries

Chris Michaels
Account Manager, K12

Mike Tooley
Account Manager, Public Libraries

Vendor offers

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.

SpringShare's current product suite includes:

List etiquette

To comply with list etiquette, please alert others of the category of your post by using a specific designator as the first word of the subject. Suggested examples include:

  • Guides
    • CMS (please use this more specific designator when applicable)
  • Answers
    • Chat (when applicable)
    • Social (when applicable)
  • Cal
  • Insight
  • CRM
  • Staffer
  • Wizard
    • Forms
    • Surveys
    • Quizzes
    • Tutorials
  • E-Reserves

KYVL participates in a 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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