Vendor Partnerships

METRO is a resource helping to connect libraries with vendors who meet many important library needs.  Each year, METRO works with vendors that specialize in supporting library operations in areas that include delivery, digitization, and consortial database buying.  In addition, METRO has negotiated discount packages with many industry vendors.  Inclusion as a METRO vendor partner does not constitute an endorsement by METRO or METRO staff.  
METRO’s vendor partners bring you the following member discounts:

Backstage Library Works:

Receive a 5% discount on all Backstage digitization and microfilming products, including:
   - Text Conversion and Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
   - Metadata Creation
   - Collection Build and Data Upload into Digital Asset Management Programs (CONTENTdm)
Costing will be done on a project-by-project basis.  Contact Account Representative, Marian Carney to initiate a needs assessment at: or 800 391 5210.

Baker and Taylor

up to 40% off hardcover and paperback fiction and non-fiction titles and audio books from this global information and entertainment services company. Members can also take advantage of standard cataloging and processing services through Baker and Taylor. Your order will include free shipping. Terms of this discount are not automatic, so please email for more details..

Better World Books:

Take 10% off any purchase of 2 or more books, either new or used, from their inventory of 3 million books.  All books are shipped free of charge.  Books available under BWB's Marketplace feature are not eligible for this discount.  Please email METRO for more information and the discount code to use when ordering.

Boopsie For Libraries:

The NY 3Rs Association, Inc. has negotiated a deal with Boopsie for Libraries to offer a discount for member libraries.  Boopsie for Libraries has created a smart phone application that they will create, customize and brand for the library to include a variety of features, allowing libraries to go mobile in an easy and affordable way, even if they lack the technical expertise in-house.  Using the Boopsie application, patrons can not only search the library catalog, but also ask one of your reference librarians a question by text, check out Overdrive books in just a few clicks, search for a book in your catalog that you found in a book store by scanning the ISBN, browse your calendar of events, and much, much more all from a single application!  The application works with both Apple and Android products, and you can customize the interface to keep with your library's branding. If interested in learning more about Boopsie for Libraries, including registering for an informational webinar,  visit  Please complete the Interest Form for a customized price quote.

Bridgeman Education:

Bridgeman Education is the educational branch of The Bridgeman Art Library.  With over 370,000 images from museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists, all copyright cleared for educational use, the Bridgeman Education image database gives you access to the visual culture of every civilization and every period from Prehistory to the present day across continents and civilizations. METRO members take 10% discount off base subscription fees. Please contact Kajette Bloomfield for pricing.  Free two-week trial access available.

Budget Library Supplies:

Receive a 10% discount off website prices when you place your first order. If you decide to place subsequent orders with Budget, you’ll receive the same 10% discount unless you’re ordering Gressco Furniture and/or Original 3M Security Strips.  Discounts on these specific items are only good for your first order. Please email for more details.

Chip Taylor Communications:

CTC is the Sole Source of over 4500 exclusive programs available on DVDs, Videos and Digital Streaming files.  Educational institutions will find a vast array of instructional programs for all grade levels covering subjects from Astronomy to Zoology.  Libraries will enjoy entertaining programs for Children, Young Adults, and Adults, including well known biographies, popular how-to shows, and award-winning documentaries; also Museums will discover unique and exciting programs that complement exhibitions.  METRO member libraries will receive discounts of up to 40% on all programs and licensing, plus free shipping on all orders; also CTC provides free Title Selection Proposals upon request.  For more information and to order, visit the CTC website at


15% discount on library, office and technology supplies; 11% discount on learning materials, furniture and equipment   DEMCO will pay Fed Ex shipping charges for stocked orders over $50.  Minimum order requirement is $50. Some restrictions apply.  Please email for confidential discount code.

Drexel University Online:

You and your family members are entitled to receive a 20% tuition reduction on library science programs at Drexel Online. Ranked among “America’s BEST Colleges” by U.S.News & World Report, Drexel offers both academic excellence and online convenience. Visit Drexel's METRO page for more information and to apply online at no cost. Advance your education with Drexel Online and start benefiting today. Details.


The New York 3Rs Association, Inc. has partnered with EBSCO Publishing to offer a consortial eBooks purchasing agreement to NY3Rs member libraries.  This offer will be open to all academic members of the 3Rs as a buying group, which will enable libraries to take advantage of maximum discounts with a coordinated ordering process.  With a growing collection of nearly 70,000 eBooks from hundreds of publishers, this offer will provide libraries with an easy way to build their eBook collections.   Find out more at:


Save 18% on library and archival supplies and 10% on security supplies, plus free shipping on supply and archival orders over $100.  Furniture orders are also discounted, 20% for Gaylord brand furniture and 25% on Gaylord brand steel shelving. Some restrictions apply, so please email METRO for details and ordering instructions. Please email for more details.

MOTOR Online:

10% discount on Premium Subscription. Named a "Cool Tool" by Library Journal, MOTOR tracks titles featured on television, radio, newspapers and magazines. The MOTOR subscription includes a daily e-newsletter detailing book, music, and DVD titles featured on nationally broadcast media. MOTOR Online's archive expands to include greater detail and tracks titles in 50 newspapers and magazines. Please email for more details

Neal-Schuman Publishers:

10% discount on all books. Neal-Schuman’s reference books and how-to-do-it manuals for librarians, educators, researchers, and information professionals are perennial favorites among METRO members. Please email for more details.


5% discount on services. The Portico service offers a permanent archive of electronic scholarly journals, thereby providing protection against the potential loss of access to e-literature integral to a library's collection. Please email for more details.


PrivCo offers METRO members a 15% discount for unlimited access to their database of private company data. is the premier source for business and financial research on non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed and international unlisted companies. PrivCo has coverage of private, hard-to-find M&A deals, venture capital fundings, and private equity deals, all inter-connected and easy to navigate on  For more information contact Dan Gingert, Vice President of the Library Clients Group at: or 212 645 1686.

Soutron Global:

30% off Soutron Global products and services.  Soutron Global is a cloud-based Library, Knowledge, and Information Management Solutions provider dedicated to "Managing Library Transformation".  Soutron Global partners with special libraries and information centers around the globe to transition them to digital technologies with innovative, cost effective, easy-to-use, high-quality products.  Contact METRO for information about a 30-day free trial and additional benefits.  

Tell Me More:

30% off when you purchase the Tell Me More language learning solution. Tell Me More is an advanced language learning training program supporting nine languages, available in multiple formats and focused on speaking, comprehension, reading and writing. For pricing details, contact METRO or Michael Zitar of Tell Me More at Michael also leads online product demos, contact him for more information.  METRO members can take advantage of this discount offer by asking for the METRO member discount.

Text a Librarian:

Waived $199 set-up fee. Text a Librarian is an easy, organized and efficient text message reference service that enables libraries to engage with patrons on their mobile devices. There is no hardware to install, no software to download and no phone required. To take advantage of this offer,contact Text A Librarian and ask for the METRO member discount. 

University Products: The Archival Company

10% discount on all high-quality library and archival supplies. Please email for more details

Venmill Industries:

Receive 25% off all purchases of disc repair machines, equipment, supplies and accessories as well as the in-house repair service.  To order or for more information contact Jessica Cormier at or visit their website at  Mention the METRO member discount when you place your order.

Vernon Library Supplies:

Receive discounts from 10% to 20% off any purchase with additional savings offered to members who enroll in the "It Pays To Stick With Vernon" program. Vernon specializes in labels, label protectors, book repair materials, security strips and more.  Check their website for more information on specific products.  Please email for more details.

Discounted subscription levels or 10% off on website development. Click here for more details.