Mackin Educational Resources


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Contract # AEPA 024-C
Mackin Educational Resources provides high-quality library and classroom materials for PK-12 schools and public libraries, including books, eBooks, digital audiobooks, DVDs, makerspace materials, MackinVision™ - Mackin Library Management System (LMS), free collection analysis and collection development services, free processing and cataloging options, free access to our digital content and superior customer service! 
Mackin has millions of high-quality, high-interest, culturally relevant texts to fit the needs of all schools and districts.

Member Benefits
CPC members receive additional discounts off Mackin’s already competitive online prices through AEPA contract #024-C:

  • Additional 8% off for print books
  • Additional 7% off for eBooks and digital audiobooks
  • Additional 3% off for Makerspace
  • Additional 3% off for Multimedia (DVDs, Blu-Rays, MP3s)

How to Order
On Express

  • If you’re on – log in or register for the Express online marketplace on the right-hand side of the page
  • If you’re logged in on Express – go to the upper right hand corner of the page and click “Shop on supplier site” to shop from Mackin's website.
  • If your school uses SMART or Skyward, Express might already be a vendor for your school or could be added as a vendor. For more information, click here.
  • Online:
  • Email:  [email protected]
  • Phone: 800-245-9540
  • Fax:     800-369-5490
  • Mail:    Mackin Educational Resources
               3505 County Road 42 West
               Burnsville, MN 55306

All orders should include:

  • Name, phone and email address
  • School name
  • Title, quantity, binding preference or ISBN, author, priority
  • Shipping information
  • Billing information
  • Catalog and processing information
  • Be sure to reference “CPC” or “AEPA” on orders and POs.

Existing customers - please contact [email protected] for information on how to take advantage of our discounted pricing program. 

Account Team Contacts
Brian Cretzmeyer, Local Sales Representative
[email protected]
Cell: 952-500-0811
Toll-Free: 800-245-9540

Mesa Heise, Director of Bids, Contracts and Digital Services
[email protected]
Toll-free: 800-245-9540

Customer Service:
[email protected]
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Company Profile
Founded almost 40 years ago, Mackin is a proud Minnesota-based, woman-owned company that provides the highest quality resources for our classroom and library customers. Featuring the largest PK-12 collection of age-appropriate titles, Mackin offers a vast selection of over 3.5 million print titles and nearly 3 million digital titles from over 18,000 different publishers at We also provide free collection analysis and development services, free processing and cataloging options, and superior customer service.

Digital resources have become an integral component in education, and our free, school-centric digital resource management system, MackinVIATM, is equipped to meet your schools’ digital goals. With just one login, users can view, utilize, and manage all their digital materials in one location. The system provides easy, convenient access to all your eBooks and audiobooks. MackinVIA is a free resource to all Mackin customers and allows simultaneous, unlimited access to multiple users and is mobile-friendly.

Mackin currently serves over 70,000 PK-12 schools, public libraries, and educational consortia around the world. Our employees are dedicated to serving as your partner in education.

New in 2024!
Mackin is excited to introduce a new partnership that has been recently established with Softlink Education for the purpose of providing a state-of-the-art Library Management System or Automated Library System. Softlink’s Oliver Library Software has a 40-year reputation of serving thousands of school libraries around the world and is now presented as MackinVision™ and as a premier choice for AEPA. MackinVision™ is fully designed to fulfill the exact needs of your schools and deliver world class personalized service.

  • MackinVision™ - Mackin Library Management System (LMS)
    Invest in your student’s education with MackinVision™, the innovative library management system solution that grows with your students. Your library software should reflect your needs, and the needs of your students. MackinVision™ development is user-driven and will interact with students and library staff at every step to satisfy every need. Ongoing and ever-increasing development ensures that MackinVision™ will always address the ever-changing demands of technological advances while supporting the educational outcomes of students.
  • Elementary and Middle School LMS – MackinVision™ STAR
    MackinVision™ STAR makes reading and research simpler and more engaging for younger students and students of all ages who benefit from a simplified and visual interface with a dynamic picture search environment, interchangeable graphics options, book cover carousels and more. STAR will encourage your students to love research and reading.

Contract Offerings
Print books, nonprint items, eBooks, digital audiobooks, makerspace materials,

Contract Information

Cooperative NameAEPA
Contract NameDigital Resources and Instructional Resources
Contract Number024-C
Contract Term02/29/2024 - 02/29/2028
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