Library Collections Ordering

Library materials can be selected from various selection aids, online sources, review journals, or publisher catalogues. Unless otherwise directed, Peace Library System will select the best supplier suited for your orders.

There are several ways to place your orders through Peace Library System:

1. Order Form

Download the order form. If you need assistance, please download How to Fill Out the Order Form. You can submit your order form by saving it to your computer, filling it out, and emailing it to ordering@peacelibrarysystem.ab.ca.

2. Catalogues/Lists

Peace Library System offers a number of catalogues/lists to assist school librarians in the selection and ordering of hot and quality materials. These are distributed in electronic format.

United Library Services (ULS) provides three main selection tools, which PLS sends out to libraries:

A. Hotlist Catalogue: Adult Best Sellers, Fiction and Non-Fiction
B. Super Forthcoming Catalogue: Adult & Juvenile
C. Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction

Learn more about the ULS selection tools, and how to order titles from the Hotlist and Super Forthcoming catalogues and how to order titles from the Hotlist and Super Forthcoming catalogues

Download the Acquisitions Schedule of Programs to help you plan your purchases for throughout the year.

Peace Library System also offers a variety of other ordering lists, which are sent to libraries throughout the year such as the Rocky Mountain Book Awards, Alberta Readers' Choice Awards, CBC Canada Reads, annual TD Summer Reading Club, and more.

3. Standing Orders

At the request of member libraries, PLS will place titles that are published on a regular basis on a standing order. When a standing order is set up, the publisher will automatically send the latest edition as soon as it is published. The types of books that are normally placed on standing orders are those that are updated regularly and that the library wishes to receive every year. Examples would be Lonely Planet travel guides, Guinness Book of World RecordsLemon-Aid vehicle guides and The World Almanac Book of Facts.

To sign up for standing orders, please contact ordering@peacelibrarysystem.ab.

If you are placing a title on standing order, keep good records to ensure that you do not order a duplicate copy via regular ordering methods.

4. Title Source 360

Baker & Taylor's Title Source 360 is an online selection tool that allows you to browse and search for titles in various formats and audiovisual materials (including Blu-ray and DVD), read reviews, find out about new and upcoming titles, use selection lists, and more. It is similar to online shopping in that you select the items you want and place them into a cart, which you then send electronically to Peace Library System.

Read the TS360 Training Document here

There are also training videos provided by Baker & Taylor to get you up to speed. Once logged in at ts360.baker-taylor.com, in the top right corner you will see Help and Training; scroll to the bottom of the screen for training videos.