WiLS Cooperative Purchasing Service
WILS (formerly Wisconsin Library Services) is a non-profit membership organization that facilitates collaborative projects and services to save our members time and money and to advance library service, primarily in the state of Wisconsin. Most of our members are libraries, but we also work with cultural institutions, government agencies, and other non-profits to develop partnerships and projects. Read more about membership, or join WiLS, by visiting http://www.wils.org/membership/
Cooperative Purchasing is WiLS’ flagship service, and we’ve been doing it now for many years. And while this service continues to save significant money and time for our member libraries, it also frees up your library’s resources and allows you to develop innovative services. WiLS Cooperative Purchasing does not work, however, without significant community involvement; it requires participation in numbers to have the purchasing power to drive down vendor prices and price increases year-to-year. Your membership to WiLS Cooperative Purchasing service not only saves you time and money, but each subscription you purchase through WiLS helps to save other Wisconsin libraries money as well, and in turn, allows them to do more with their current resources. This is the core mission of WiLS – to expand impact through collaboration. When we do things together, we can do more and do it better. For more information on our vendor and publisher partnerships, what products are available through WiLS, and current trials and promotions, see http://www.wils.org/services/cooperative-purchasing/.