Public Libraries

With over 37 years of experience in the library industry, Mackin is perfectly positioned to help Children’s and Young Adult public librarians with all their book and nonprint materials. More than 50,000 school librarians have discovered the beauty of already. Plus, the MackinVIA eBook/digital platform is free to all public libraries.


Library patrons can access your digital resources anywhere, anytime using our FREE MackinVIA digital content management system. With more than 3 million digital titles available, creating a unique collection for children and young adults is effortless.


MackinBounds are durable and made to last. Should a Mackinbound binding fail, just contact Customer Service and we’ll put a credit on your account for the failed item or send you a no charge replacement.

About Mackin

Learn how Mackin’s many FREE services can help your public library and how nearly four decades of providing fiction and non-fiction print and digital titles to patrons around the world sets us apart from other distributors.


Children’s and Young Adult Digital Resource Management Solution

MackinVIA is a multi-award-winning, digital content management system, providing easy access to eBooks, read-alongs, audiobooks, databases, videos and more. With just one login, patrons can view, utilize, and manage all of their digital resources. Further, MackinVIA allows simultaneous, unlimited access to multiple users and is mobile friendly.

Key Features

Single Sign On

Access all content with 1 user ID & 1 password

Intuitive Interface

Attractive Children’s – Young Adult interface

Deep Search

Keyword search all of your databases inside MackinVIA


Save eBooks, audiobooks, databases, videos & more


Rate titles and view cumulative ratings


Add links for favorite websites and URLs


Create groups of resources by subject, book award, etc.


Fully accessible for those with disabilities

Search Filters

Narrow down your search results


Search through popular categories

Colorful Themes

Select a colorful theme or make your own

Safe For Children

Children’s and Young Adult content only, safe for kids

Reader Features






Change Font


Adjust Color & Brightness


Offline Learning


Transfer Titles Between Devices


Access All Digital Resources




Safe For Children’s & YA Content

Get Your FREE MackinVIA Today!

Don’t Have a Account?
To get your free MackinVIA, you must first sign up for a free account.

Have a Account?
Login with your information and fill out the form to activate your MackinVIA account.


The Nation’s Best Pre-Bound Books

MackinBound™ books are the nation’s best prebound books the industry has to offer and are carefully manufactured at our dedicated Mackin-owned production facility.

Our Guarantee

MackinBound books are guaranteed to provide high-volume circulations and against manufacturing defects of any kind — no questions asked. If you ever

Read More

have to replace a MackinBound, just give us the barcode number on the book, and we will send you a brand new book, fully cataloged and processedwith the same barcode. All MackinBound books are fully guaranteed against defects as long as the purchased ISBNs remain in print.

Read Less

Digital Bundles

Mackin Made

MackinBound books are manufactured by Mackin employees — who together have over 150 years of experience — in our Topeka, Kansas,

Read More

Mackin-owned-and-operated bindery facility. Full control of our bindery allows us to maintain the highest standards of manufacturing quality and service.

Read Less


Quality Materials

Acid-free, non-yellowing end sheets, easy-to-clean laminate covers and the highest quality materials (we do not use lead-based products or toxic glues)

Read More

make MackinBound books 100% safe for your students and staff.

Read Less


Common Cents

MackinBound books can expand your budget by eliminating the cost of replacing worn out paperbacks and increasing the number of true

Read More

library-bound titles in your collection. Actual MackinBound per-book costs are much less than the publisher’s library and trade bindings and consistently lower than many other prebinders.

Read Less

Start Browsing MackinBounds on Today!

Watch a General Overview About Our MackinBounds!

Durable Class A Bindings,
Flat and Flexible Spines

Sewn MackinBound books are manufactured with high-strength polyester thread, and glued MackinBound books feature a durable double-fan binding. We use only PVA cold glue, which is very flexible and will not crack over time. All spines are built with flexi-board, keeping the spine flat and easy to read.

High-density binderboard (88 point thickness) is used to construct MackinBound covers, meeting strength specifications for Class A library binding.

About Mackin

For more than 37 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Working with over 18,000 publishers and an age-appropriate database of nearly 3 million print titles and more than 3 million digital titles, Mackin supplies print books, eBooks, read-alongs, audiobooks, databases, videos and more, along with digital content management and custom collection analysis services.

Mackin Offers Loads of FREE Services!

  • Free cataloging and MARC records
  • Free standard, shelf-ready processing
  • Free shipping in the continental US
  • 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