Why JLG?

A monthly subscription service like no other.

The best books — Our JLG Gold Standard stamp of approval guarantees that all titles delivered to you are of the highest quality.

The right price — Shape your membership to fit your collection development needs at the budget that works for you. Billed on a single PO, you will receive the newest, best books at substantial discounts. Even at the end of the year when your book budget is spent, your subscription boxes will keep on coming.

The most perks — Free shipping, unlimited swaps and substitutions, delayed billing, summer ship holds, customized cataloging and processing, discounts on subscriptions to School Library Journal, Library Journal and The Horn Book , up to 70% off on previously released books, and more.



of JLG Gold Standard selections win industry awards and earn starred reviews

We are your collection partner, working to find the best children’s and young adult books to help you build and improve your library collection, delight young patrons, and satisfy reading experiences for all ages. We know you want books that circulate. So do we. That’s why we work with all the children’s and young adult book publishers and select only the best titles, pre-publication, and pass them onto our members at specially discounted prices.



School and public librarians trust JLG to deliver the best books—every month and all year long

Loved by more than 23,000 librarians nationwide, JLG delivers the best books, at special membership prices, shipped for free every month. Our members include public, private, and parochial school librarians, and public libraries of all sizes servicing the particular needs of PreK through K12 students and patrons.




JLG members are more likely to see an increase in students reading above level

Schools using JLG membership services are 39% more likely to have greater than 90% of 7th graders reading at or above reading level and 40% more likely to have greater than 90% of all 8th graders doing the same. (Source: MDR eCPR analysis, winter 2015)



Categories of books offered ranging from PreK to Adult Crossover in high-interest genres

JLG Gold Standard selections are curated into 75 categories including nonfiction, mystery/adventure, humor for elementary, high-interest for middle and high school, high-school paperbacks, Spanish-language categories for middle and high school, adult crossover fiction, nonfiction, and thrillers. All JLG Gold Standard selections are correlated to State and Common Core standards.




Subscribers who are very satisfied with JLG collection development services

When surveyed, 94% of our members rate their experience as being very satisfied. We are working hard to make sure you’re 100% satisfied. Our Net Promoter Score* (NPS) consistently ranks over 70 which is higher than both Amazon and Netflix.

*NPS is an index ranging from -100 to 100 that measures the willingness of customers to recommend a company's products or services to others.



of a librarian’s time is spent on collection development activities

We know that at least a third of your time can be spent on collection development. JLG takes the guesswork out of deciding which new titles are worth purchasing. We're happy to customize a membership that complements your interests. As a JLG member, you receive monthly shipments of new-release books for each category you choose.

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