CARI Final

Ontario Library Service – North is pleased to announce the launch of the Collections and Acquisitions Resource Initiative (CARI), designed to facilitate quick and easy purchasing of titles, and to provide libraries with more substantial discounts by combining the purchasing power of participating libraries.

 

How does it Work?
Using lists and tools provided by the vendors, you order the material and it arrives shelf ready. A MARC record will be provided as well (OLS - North will ensure that a MARC record is available in the local JASI catalogue).

 

What are the Benefits of Joining?

  • Lower cost. By combining the purchasing power of participants, larger discounts are available to all participating libraries.
  • Quick and easy selection. Selection tools are available to CARI members. No need to look anywhere else!
  • Shelf-ready processing. Items arrive at your library from the vendor processed and ready to circulate. Just affix your library’s barcode, add to your catalogue, and put it on the shelf!
  • Simple, seamless cataloguing. A high-quality MARC record is provided with the purchase of any item (free through LSC)
  • Help Centre availability. OLS – North staff are available to assist you with any issues you encounter as a CARI member, including how to place orders, navigate vendors’ websites, status of orders, and selection recommendations.

 

How Do I Join CARI?
Please download the CARI package, complete the Letter of Agreement (pages 6-7), and email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or fax (800-398-8890) it back to us. Once we receive it, we will send you your unique login credentials to access the vendors’ site, which will allow you to place orders.

 

 

 

English Materials 

 

French Materials 

 

First Nations Materials

 

English materials are provided exclusively through Library Services Centre (LSC) in the following formats

Adult books (hardcover and trade paperback)

Children’s & YA books

Large print

Graphic novels

Adult Audiobooks

DVD

Click here to order

FAQ

This Month's Selection List

Estimated Shipping Costs

LSC CARI Spine Label Specifications

French materials are provided exclusively through Archambault in the following formats

Adult books (hardcover and trade paperback)

Children’s & YA books

Large print

Graphic novels

Adult Audiobooks

DVD

Click here to order

 

First Nations materials are provided exclusively through GoodMinds.com in the following formats

Adult books (hardcover and trade paperback)

Children’s & YA books

Large print

Graphic novels

Adult Audiobooks

DVD

Click here to order

 


 

CARI Help Centre

 

OLS – North staff are available (Monday - Friday, 9:00 to 4:30) to respond to inquiries regarding the CARI program.

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1-800-461-6348 ext. 505

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