YBP Library Services, the academic and research library division of Baker & Taylor, has supplied print and electronic books to academic, research, and public libraries since 1971. What sets YBP apart is our ability to provide a complete collection development and acquisitions workflow solution, allowing libraries to achieve whatever efficiencies may be desired. Over the years, YBP has developed a worldwide reputation as the premier scholarly materials vendor through innovation, attention to detail, accuracy, responsiveness to customers' needs, and personalized customer service.
We partner closely with library systems vendors and cataloging service providers and provide physical processing services including shelf-ready books. YBP's GOBI3® (Global Online Bibliographic Information) database, developed in consultation with our customers, was the first Web-based acquisitions and collection development service, and remains the standard by which others are measured. In delivering our core services, whether they are print or electronic book approval plans, patron driven firm orders, continuations or technical services, all are fully integrated so that libraries can be assured of tight duplication control.
Today we offer both print and electronic format in all our services: firm orders, approval and slip plans, and standing orders. Our ability to provide eContent from a wide variety of aggregators, publishers and platforms, with all the related services that our customers have come to expect in the print formats, is unsurpassed in our industry. YBP will go to any length necessary to obtain any available title you are seeking as a firm order, including print on demand, esoteric and out-of-print titles.
We are proud of our history of investing in services and products directly as a result of customer needs, requests and suggestions.