• Authors / Book Distribution

    Atlanta Public Schools strongly believes that a wealth of books should be provided in the library media center for the benefit, knowledge, and illumination of all our students. Each school in APS is responsible for purchasing the print Library Media Materials needed to successfully support their curricular needs and foster a love of reading. Print materials are ordered in hardcover (trade or prebound only - No Paperbacks) format with complete shelf-ready library processing. The specific criteria for pre-processed shelf-ready orders include the following and are on file with publishers and distributors:
    • Complete electronic cataloging (MARC records)
    • Complete shelf-ready processing (barcodes, spine labels, Accelerated Reader and Lexile labels, Mylar covers etc.)
    Schools are able to purchase pre-processed shelf-ready books from a variety of library book distributors and publishers to guarantee equitable access to a diverse array of titles on the market. Some of these vendors include Follett, Capstone, Mackin, Rourke, Delaney, Children’s Plus, PermaBound, Bound to Stay Bound, and Burrows Library Services. To become a registered vendor please go to our website and complete the APS Vendor Registration form and send it to the Procurement Services Department.
    Again, thank you very much for your interest in our students.