Mackin Educational Resources

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

Lynn Bendt, Director of Bids and Contracts

Address: 3505 County Road 42 West, Burnsville, MN 55306

Phone: 800-245-9540 Email: [email protected]


For this contract, you have the option of sending orders to the vendor directly. *Please include the Code “AEPACA” with your order to receive the additional discount.

Always specify “CalSave pricing” when seeking quotes. Always state “CalSave pricing” on your purchase order. This ensures you of the 1) lowest pricing, 2) audit protection, 3) bid protection, and 4) the coverage and application of bid Terms and Conditions to your agency.

Visit Makin’s easy-to-use website at to browse its database and prepare a list for ordering. When your list is finalized, you can either:

      • Submit your order on the Mackin website
      • Email an electronic file to Mack[email protected]. Acceptable files are Word, Excel or PDF documents
      • Fax your title list to 800-369-5490
      • Mail in a list you have created to the address above

Please include Contract Code AEPACA/Mobile Resources to receive your additional discount.

CalSave offers buyers the option of receiving your PO on vendor’s behalf and then forwarding it to the vendor.

The benefits of sending your PO to CalSave are a review of the PO for lowest price, archiving, auditing, and verification of bid protection.

To use this option, make your purchase order out to the vendor and fax your PO to CalSAVE at (866) 488-3729. Any PO made out to CalSave as the vendor will be returned for correction.

To see PDF versions of this contract’s terms and conditions, contract signature pages, and proof of publication, click on the links below:

AEPA, CalSave advertisment 2020 bid

Mackin signed Agreement

Ts and Cs 020-C Digital Resources & Instructional Materials

Mackin Educational VPA

– Mackin – Extension 2023 Fully Signed

Digital Resources Docs

For pricing, navigate to the Mackin website –

Mackin 2022 flyer

Print Books – receive an additional 8% discount off prices

Ebooks and Digital Audiobooks – receive an additional 7% discount off prices

MackinMaker Items and Multimedia such as BluRay, DVD, etc. – receive an additional 3% discount off prices

Select Databases – receive an additional 3% to 5% discount off prices (call Mackin for the list of databases and specific discount)

MackinMaker items – contract price is already shown on

*Please include the Code “AEPACA” with your order to receive the additional discount.

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