Deals and Discounts

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  • Group Purchases are negotiated, managed, or otherwise mediated by us, and participation is available for RAILS members.
  • E-Resource Trials may either be offered by vendors as a general promotional tool, or arranged by us in connection with a prospective group purchase.
  • Vendor Discounts are offers that companies have made available to our libraries. Information about vendor discount offers is provided for your convenience; we do not negotiate the pricing on vendor discounts.

RAILS Group Purchase

eRead Illinois

Statewide shared collection of e-books and e-audiobooks, with Baker & Taylor's Axis 360
Academic, Public, School, Special

For pricing and other information, visit the eRead Illinois website:

Illinois Library Laws & Rules (2015)

Published by the Illinois Library Association

RAILS has a limited number of Illinois Laws & Rules (in effect April 2015) books available for libraries to purchase at a discounted price of $22.50 each.

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Vendor Discount



Full online curriculum for ages 2-8. ABCMouse is free to all public libraries. For more details, see the attached flyer.

Avast Software

Free antivirus/endpoint protection software suite
Academic, Public, School

"You must be a public or non-profit educational institution / education organization (this includes grades K-12 and higher, vocational / trade schools, head start programs or other entities with educational purposes under 501(c) of the IRS Publication 557 - Organization Reference Chart section) or public library."