Purveyors of customized and personalized services, products, and solutions, Mackin provides cutting-edge educational materials, one-source ordering, and unequaled services worldwide. Featuring the largest PK-12 collection of age-appropriate and digital titles, Mackin offers print books, in all bindings, eBooks, audiobooks, Read-Alongs, educational videos, and online databases. Mackin manages a vast selection of over 3.5 million print titles and nearly 3 million digital titles at Mackin.com. All materials are available shelf-ready and MARC automation-ready at no additional charge; plus, Mackin always provides free shipping with all stateside orders. Mackin also provides its award-winning MackinVIA eReader and digital content management system as a “free for educators” service to all PK-12 schools.

Mackin is also a leader in classroom services through its Mackin Classroom division, Mackin Learning, and the exciting MackinMaker makerspace division. Mackin is historically known for its legendary customer service and for its exceptional school library and teacher professionals who assist Mackin customers with free collection development and specialized title selection. Mackin also assists schools and educational systems with custom logistics, as well as containment and delivery solutions. Established in 1983 as a woman-owned and family-owned business, Mackin is a true partner in education and the advancement of knowledge. Discover the beauty of Mackin; we really do care about you and all those you serve.

Mackin Offers a Growing Database of Titles

Grades PK-12

Titles ranging from grades PK-12

18,000 Publishers

A database of titles from over 18,000 publishers

Print Books

Nearly 3 million age-appropriate print titles and growing


Over 3.5 million eBooks and growing

Digital Resources

A growing catalog of audiobooks, databases and videos


A growing database of makerspace products, kits and books

Mackin Offers Loads of FREE Services!

  • Free cataloging and MARC records
  • Free standard, shelf-ready processing
  • Free shipping in the continental US
  • Free fiction genre classification services
  • Custom collection analysis
  • Support from professional librarians and teachers
  • Access to thousands of professionally prepared book lists
  • Reviews from the most respected journals, including Horn Book, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly and Library Media Connection
  • TitleMatch so you don’t order duplicated titles

Please contact Customer Service for more information on any of our free services.

Mackin History

Mackin is proud to be a Minnesota-based, woman-owned company which takes great pride in providing the highest quality, age-appropriate library and classroom materials for PK-12 schools as well as public library Children’s and Young Adult collections.

Founded by Randal and Kitty Heise in 1983, Mackin was truly formed on a wish, a hope and a prayer. The mission then, as it is now, was to grow the business by listening to librarians, teachers and educators, and providing custom services that would fulfill the unique needs of the customer.

Mackin has grown on this foundation of service to become a leader as a one-source educational products and resources provider to over 50,000 customers worldwide.

Mackin is honorably named after the owner’s mentor and beloved friend, James C. Mackin, who was a founding father of the children’s library book industry.

All of Mackin’s 400+ employees are unified in their dedication to improving educational systems and doing everything possible to make a real difference.

All of Mackin’s recommended book lists are prepared by our in-house librarians and educators, who are dedicated to providing the very best selections available based on the parameters provided by the organizations, librarians, and teachers requesting the title lists. Please understand, however, that all titles provided on our requested or standing lists are options for the purchaser to consider and are not guaranteed to fulfill the exact needs or requirements of every school, classroom, or library. We understand and respect that the purchaser will make the final selections most appropriate for their students. Mackin does not serve as the decision-maker or the authority regarding the titles that should or should not be purchased for any school, library, or classroom.