ince 1939 libraries have been able to turn to Brodart for everything from shelf-ready books to electronic ordering systems, high quality furniture, and supplies. From humble beginnings, Brodart has grown to become an international company, serving libraries from the Northwest Territories to the Pacific Rim, with facilities in the United States and Canada. Brodart truly has evolved into a full-service library company.



The Books & Library Services Division is the premier supplier of shelf-ready materials to libraries, delivering carefully selected, cataloged and processed books. Today, Brodart offers state-of-the-art online tools, bibliographic services, and consulting exclusively to libraries. Customers select from over five million English-language titles, Spanish-language materials, plus audio and video products. www.brodartbooks.com



The Contract Furniture Division manufactures high quality, wooden furniture that is designed to not only serve a purpose but to serve an audience. While designers and facility managers make the choice to invest in Brodart, the individuals who end up using our furniture on a day-to-day basis are equally considered throughout every stage of product development. No design aspect is too minor to deserve attention, no technical detail is too small to escape scrutiny, and no new idea is too radical to warrant consideration. www.brodartfurniture.com



The Supplies & Furnishings Division
provides a multitude of products to keep any library, large or small, running smoothly. The Brodart Supply Catalog lists thousands of items, from book-binding tape to globes and computer supplies.  From the trademark Brodart Book Jacket to custom printed signage, Brodart's Supplies & Furnishings Division provides simple, cost-effective solutions to libraries and book stores.   U.S. www.shopbrodart.com    Canada www.brodart.ca




The seeds of Brodart took root in 1939, when a young Columbia University student named Arthur Brody invented the plastic book jacket cover.  Involved with architectural photography as a student, one day Mr. Brody washed the emulsion off some film and folded it around his books for added protection.  When the coverís popularity grew among his fellow students, the plastic book jacket cover was officially born, as was Brodart.  Today, the covers are used to protect the original paper jackets of library books, giving them a longer shelf life and increasing their circulation.
 
The company flourished, and in 1959 began manufacturing a complete line of furniture.  Expert workmanship has allowed Brodart to expand and diversify this product line, and today Brodartís library furniture is sold to schools, universities, and libraries worldwide.  In the 1950s Brodart expanded into book distribution, and now offers books from more than 80,000 publishers to libraries and schools, and stocks its warehouse with more than 2,000,000 books.  Many of these books are shipped to libraries completely shelf-ready, fully cataloged and processed to meet library specifications.  These additional services, pioneered exclusively by Brodart, greatly reduce a librarianís workload.  As professionals, these employees continue their rich heritage by never accepting a mediocre solution to a customer's needs and continually strive to provide their patrons with the best possible service and products.

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