Library Products, Services and Consultants

ALA Library Fact Sheet Number 9

The American Library Association (ALA) is often asked for the names, addresses, and phone numbers of companies that sell products and services to libraries. The ALA does not endorse products or companies. Neither can the ALA refer anyone to a specific company, as this would necessarily preclude naming other companies whose products are as good (or better) than the one named. The resources listed below will help you locate companies best suited to your needs and geographic limitations.

Library Products and Services

Library Consultants Lists

The "services" listings in the general guides listed above include entries for individual library consultants. The resources listed below will direct you to consultants best suited to your needs and geographic limitations. 

Note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute or imply endorsement or certification by either the American Library Association (ALA) or the organization sponsoring the list.

Directories by Specialty - Serials Vendors

The Association of Subscription Agents and Intermediaries (ASA, <>) is an international organization open to all companies (including those in the United States) whose main occupation or a substantial part of it is that of a subscription agent, or other organizations interested in the work of the ASA and the subscription industry. See the ASA Members Directory for further assistance.

February 2006

For more information on this or other fact sheets, contact the ALA Library Reference Desk by telephone: 800-545-2433, extension 2153; fax: 312-280-3255; e-mail:; or regular mail: ALA Library, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2795.