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YBP Library Services selected as primary book supplier for the University of Toronto Libraries

July 16, 2014

TORONTO, ON – YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor, is proud to announce that the University of Toronto Libraries has selected YBP as its primary supplier of academic titles published in the United States and United Kingdom.

The University of Toronto Libraries, one of the largest research libraries in North America and the largest library in Canada, selected YBP to provide them with books in print and digital formats appropriate to a large research library. YBP will provide comprehensive approval plans for United States, United Kingdom and Ireland imprints based on the disciplines and subjects taught at the University of Toronto.

“The mission of the University of Toronto Libraries, one of the leading research libraries in the world, is to foster the search for knowledge and understanding in the University and the wider community. YBP Library Services is honored to have been selected as the libraries’ primary supplier of academic scholarly monographs in support of their mission,” said Mark Kendall, Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at YBP. “Our partnership is designed to ensure the delivery of innovative services that meet and exceed the needs of the University of Toronto patrons and community, today and in the future.”

“The University of Toronto Libraries is committed to purchasing important scholarly monographs in both print and electronic form and will do so on our own and, increasingly, as part of collaborative groups,” said Caitlin Tillman, Associate Chief Librarian for Collections and Materials Management, University of Toronto Libraries. “YBP will be an important partner in helping to streamline and manage complex workflows as we continue to build comprehensive collections that meet both the current and future needs of our faculty and students.”

About YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor company, provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBI3, YBP’s acquisition and collection development interface, provides access to more than 10 million titles. YBP is located in Contoocook, NH, USA. For more on the company, visit

About the University of Toronto Libraries
The University of Toronto Libraries system is the largest academic library in Canada and is ranked third among peer institutions in North America, behind just Harvard and Yale. The system consists of 44 libraries located on three university campuses. This array of college libraries, special collections, and specialized libraries and information centres supports the teaching and research requirements of 215 graduate programs, over 60 professional programs, and more than 700 undergraduate degree programs. In addition to more than 12 million print volumes in 341 languages, the library system currently provides access to millions of electronic resources in various forms and over 29,500 linear metres of archival material. More than 150,000 new print volumes are acquired each year. The Libraries’ website is the gateway to its services and resources:

Media Contacts:

YBP Library Services
Mark Kendall
Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations
Tel: 800-258-3774 x3196

University of Toronto Libraries
Margaret Wall
Communications Librarian
Tel: 416-978-1757