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Company Name: Mackin Educational Resources

Contract Title(s): Digital Resources

Contract #: AEPA IFB #016-C

Contract Term: March 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017, with the option to extend for three additional one year periods ending February 28, 2018, February 28, 2019, and February 29, 2020 

Products and Services:
  Mackin Educational Resources was founded 37 years ago, propelled by a desire to help librarians and teachers with the important task of educating students.

Mackin is a one-source acquisition service providing more than 5 million titles from over 18,000 different publishers through one continuously updated online catalog: Our background in print and digital distribution is reflected in our relationships with over 18,000 publishers to offer nearly 3 million print materials, 2 million eBooks, hundreds of databases, and over 68,000 digital audio titles. 

We provide FREE cataloging, FREE processing options (including barcode label, spine label, Mylar on jacketed books, reading program label), and FREE shipping on all orders. Additional processing services are available for a nominal fee. Mackin works with all major library automation systems, including Follett Destiny, Sirsi, TLC, and more. Our MARC records will work with any circulation system.

Mackin is also an industry leader in digital materials – all hosted through our award-winning, digital platform, MackinVIA™. MackinVIA™ is a complete digital resource management system providing easy access to all your eBooks, educational databases, audiobooks, videos, and links. With just one login, users can view, utilize and manage all their digital materials in one location. MackinVIA is free resource to all Mackin customers and allows simultaneous, unlimited access to multiple users, is mobile-friendly, and designed for a BYOD world!

The newest department at Mackin is our MackinMaker department.  MackinMaker offers a large collection of Maker products, exclusive MackinMaker kits, and Maker books. These engaging, high-quality products and kits are the perfect way to support STEM/STEAM initiatives and the Next Generation Science Standards. Whether you are adding to your existing space or creating one that’s new, you can make it happen with Mackin!

Contracted Pricing

In addition to the wide variety of resources and services available through Mackin, we are also offering discounts for the following categories through the contract:

  • Ebooks – receive an additional 5% discount off prices
  • Print Books - receive an additional 5% discount off prices
  • Multimedia such as BluRay, DVD, etc. - Receive an additional 5% discount off prices
  • Select Databases - receive an additional 3% to 5% discount off prices (Call Mackin for the list of databases and specific discount)
  • MackinMaker items - receive an additional 3% discount off prices

Ordering Instructions and Vendor Pricing:


  *Please reference TexBuy, AEPA, or #016-C to receive the special contracted pricing!

Vendor Contact Information:

Grace Mundt
Contract Manager
Phone: 800-245-9540

Bobbi Craig
Texas Consultant – El Paso Area
Phone: 720-340-6893

Martha Lee
Texas Consultant – Southeast Texas
Phone: 281-841-5149

Tuan Nguyen 
Texas Consultant – Northwest Texas
Phone: 821-841-8490

Vanessa Nguyen 
Texas Consultant – Houston/San Antonio
Phone: 214-437-8685

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