Library Services

Library Services

George Mercer Dawson (1849-1901)
Let Strand Bookstore help save your library money.

Strand offers new, used, and out-of-print books in a wide variety of subject areas. Our experienced staff can help make your collection development an easy process. Let us provide you with an easy way to order books that are deeply discounted, quickly processed and shipped free of charge. With our many complimentary services and our vast experience, you will find that Strand shopping is smart shopping.

Contact Library Manager

Tris Miller
Phone: 212.473.1452 x490
9:15am - 6:15pm

Incredible Selection

Our warehouses contain a large volume of popular material available for immediate shipment to you. We offer 50% off of our reviewer’s copies of newly published books, up to 70% off remaindered books, and up to 10% off our front-listed books. We have audio/audiovisual materials that are extremely popular with library patrons, including books on CD, language learning products, lectures, and instructional and inspirational messages. We even have DVDs and music CDs. 

Shelf-Ready Processing

We work with two different cataloging companies to ensure that your records are accurate and your order is processed quickly. We can provide a range of services including mylaring, barcoding, processing, adding spine labels and/or security strips, cataloging, and backorder options. 

Free shipping

We provide free shipping for libraries on all orders shipped domestically, no matter the size!

Outstanding Customer Service

Our Library Manager, Tris Miller, and our customer service team are here to help process any returns or exchanges. We can provide you with prompt and accurate order fulfillment, a large inventory of stock, and accurate reporting of your order’s status. As we have a staff familiar with the demands of library orders, we can accommodate any library’s needs or policies, especially concerning paperwork.

Easy Billing Options

Having worked with libraries for years, we know how complex billing procedures can be for librarians. Our Accounts Manager, Jenny McKibben, can provide you with prompt assistance for your accounting queries. Working with a purchase order system? No problem! We offer net-30 billing terms for most accounts. You can even use our printable shopping list to get funds encumbered. We also feature many convenient account options:

  • Pro-forma Invoices
  • Credit Memos
  • Invoice Reprints
  • Itemized Invoices
  • Balance Checks
  • Payment Status Updates
  • Monthly Billing Statement