Educational Concepts takes library supply seriously. Run by professionals for professionals, our staff includes people with expertise in librarianship, literacy services, the publishing industry worldwide, as well as book distribution both in hardcopy and electronic formats.
Children's books are our passion and our speciality. We know where to find the classics you still want for your library and we know what's coming up in the future that will be a bestseller or even only important for a select, small group of library users.
We know that librarians and educators need a reliable and knowledgeable source they can turn to for their children's book resources. We have been providing just such a service in Australia for thirty years.
There are thousands of books published around the world every year. Our role is to simplify your searches and make it easy for you to find the exact resource you need , whether that is a single title, a curriculum subject requirement or a picture book with content on specific social issues.
Choose our Standing Order services if your do not have time to constantly search databases to make sure you are getting the latest titles that have been published in your key needs subjects. Let us do the searching instead. There is no extra charge. Simply place an order for a Standing Order and receive the new books you want as soon as they available in Australia.
Outs stockholding is extensive, with about 60,000 titles held at any one time. Librarians are welcome to visit and make their own selections off the shelves. Finding enough books to stock a new library is an enormous task for any librarian. We can help by providing backlist of classics and popular series, as well as all the new books and award winners.
Public libraries need to be assured they are meeting their important statutory requirements when ordering books from their suppliers.
Educational Concepts currently holds contracts with:
The feedback we receive from teacher-librarians right across Australia is that they want a single source where they can review and select resources that can be used when teaching the Australian Curriculum. Our titles are coded to make this selection a smooth process. Some of the books have previews on our website, so potential users can judge the font, layout, writing standard and content.
We have a network of sales agents who can visit libraries on request. If you need to see a book before you order it for your library collection, we can help. Sales agents usually carry a selection of the latest children's books. They are very helpful and will always be glad to assist you with any special requests.