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Columbus Metropolitan Library system selects Ingram as supplier

Press Release: Ingram Content Group [March 6, 2012]

Copyright (c) 2012 Ingram Content Group

Abstract: As libraries develop new models for today’s patrons, more systems such as Columbus Metropolitan Library are selecting Ingram Content Group for comprehensive library supply solutions. Ingram Content Group has been named as the primary vendor of print materials for Columbus Metropolitan Library, one of the most-used library systems in the United States. The system includes their main library and 20 branches. In the last year, library customers borrowed more than 15 million items, made 7 million visits to the library and asked 1.2 million reference questions.


NASHVILLE, TN – As libraries develop new models for today's patrons, more systems such as Columbus Metropolitan Library are selecting Ingram Content Group for comprehensive library supply solutions.

"As we evolve to meet the needs of our customers, it's important for us to work with a leader in library supply that has resources and relevant solutions to support a large and dynamic system like ours," said Robin Nesbitt, Technical Services Director, Columbus Metropolitan Library. "Having worked with Ingram for some time, their commitment to customer care, the selection of content available to us, and the customized plan developed for our libraries made Ingram the clear choice to be our new supplier of all print materials. We look forward to our expanded work together."

Ingram Content Group has been named as the primary vendor of print materials for Columbus Metropolitan Library, one of the most-used library systems in the United States. The system includes their main library and 20 branches. In the last year, library customers borrowed more than 15 million items, made 7 million visits to the library and asked 1.2 million reference questions.

"Ingram is pleased to expand our work with the Columbus system," said Rich Rosy, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Content Group library services. "Libraries have long relied on Ingram's library and distribution expertise and our breadth of content. We will continue to invest and create the tools libraries need to help customers like Columbus Metro Libraries best serve the public."

Ingram continues to grow the number of large public library systems it works with in North America. Ingram's library services division also supplies materials to the Chicago Public Library with more than 70 branches, the New York Public Library and its 87 branches, the Denver Public Library and its 24 branches and the Dallas Public Library and its 28 branches.

About Columbus Metropolitan Library

At Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), our purpose is to inspire reading, share resources, and connect people. We do this through programs and services such as our Ready to Read Corps, Job Help Centers, Homework Help Centers and Summer Reading Club. Our library is one of the most-used library systems in the country. It consistently ranks at the top of its class. We've earned local, national and international acclaim for our impact on the diverse communities we serve and our forward-leading approach to library management. For more information visit columbuslibrary.org

About Ingram

Ingram Content Group Inc. provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Ingram Digital, Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, and Coutts Information Services. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com

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Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:March 6, 2012
Publisher:Ingram Content Group
Company: Ingram Content Group
Libraries: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:16630
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-03-06 10:41:32