Member Benefits and Savings

Here is a representative sample of the benefits Tenn-Share member institutions and staff enjoy.

  • Significant database subscription savings that far exceed the cost of membership (see examples below)
  • Access to the collections of more than 200 libraries in the Firefly courier system
  • Ingram Library Services discounts
  • DEMCO order discounts (members only)
  • Voice in how Tenn-Share meets your resource sharing needs
  • Join Tenn-Share members in library advocacy
  • Free registration for the DataFest vendor showcase in the fall
  • Low-cost registration for the Fall Conference
  • Networking and camaraderie
  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities

Averages are very basic and do not account for differences in member size and usage.

Academic and Special

Average Academic library Ingram discount = 24%
Average Special library
Ingram discount = 38%

Vendor Product Discount Average cost Non-TS cost Savings
Alexander Street Press VAST 10-48% $5,270.21 $7,026.95 $1,756.74
Chronicle of Higher Education Chronicle of Higher Education 20-50% $2,437.08 $3,046.35 $609.27
Chronicle of Higher Education Chronicle of Philanthropy 11-15% $800.00 $900.00 $100.00
EBSCO America: History and Life 10% $9,479.00 $10,532.22 $ 1,053.22
EBSCO CINAHL 10% $1,009.00 $1,121.11 $112.11
EBSCO Points of View 40% $1,543.00 $2,571.67 $ 1,028.67
eHRAF World Cultures 45-80%      
InfoBase Films on Demand 10% $7,499.13 $8,332.37 $833.24
JSTOR JSTOR Academic 9%      
Oxford University Press 10 Oxford and Grove databases 25% $1,700.84 $2,267.79 $566.95
Project MUSE Project MUSE 10% $10,000.00 $11,111.11 $1,111.11

 

Public

Average Public library Ingram discount = 39%

Vendor Product Discount
Mango Mango Languages 10%
Movie Licensing USA Movie Licensing USA 45%
OCLC WorldCat $1.26-2.94 by population served
Rosen Teen Health and Wellness 10%

 

School

Average School library Ingram discount = 38%

  • Free registration for the School Library Collection Fair in the fall

Vendor Product Discount Average cost Non-TS cost Savings
Movie Licensing USA Movie Licensing USA 50% $300 $150 $150
Capstone Digital Capstone Interactive; PebbleGo 15-20%      
ENA BrainPOP 30%   $1,150.00 $1,642.86
  Learning Express Library 30-60%      
OCLC WorldCat   $308.00