Custom Cataloging & Physical Processing Services

Meet Your Patrons’ Needs with Our Shelf-Ready Solutions

Improve discoverability, eliminate backlog, and accelerate shelving with reliable cataloging and processing services customized to meet your collection, budget, and timeline needs.

Offering a full range of integrated support services for print and audiovisual materials, (y)our experienced Integration Specialist will ensure maximum efficiency and accuracy from order to delivery.

Streamlined Shelf-Ready Solutions

Dedicated Integration Team

High-Quality Cataloging

Cost-Effective Customizations

Consistently Accurate Processing


"The entire Ingram team worked with us to make sure everything was exactly as we needed it to be. Their patience and helpfulness eased our transition, and we’re very happy with our results."

Peggy Mershon, Laurel County Public Library

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Authoritative MARC Records & Customizations

Streamline workflows and improve collection visibility with Ingram’s cataloging and metadata services, backed by MLS-degreed catalogers, an authoritative database, and automated acquisition partnerships.

Book-In-Hand Cataloging • Local Practice Customization • Delivered in ipage®

Simplified Setup • Two-Week Timeline* • Limited Customization

Offering common configurations and filtered encoding preferences, Basic allows libraries to quickly and inexpensively receive shelf ready materials to meet patron demand.

Personalized Setup • Contingent Timeline* • Expanded Customization

Meet local practice requirements with an Enhanced setup that expands configuration and encoding preferences to personalize call numbers, circulation item data, local MARC-formatted records, and more.

Tailor-Made Setup • Six-Month Timeline* • Cataloger Customization

Receive patron-ready materials that are Customized to meet collection, budget, and timeline needs with Ingram’s Portal Profile, experienced Integration Team, and MLS-degreed Catalogers.

*Timeline and pricing are contingent on the Library’s response, requirements, and onboarding queue.

From submission to shelving, a dedicated member of our Integration Team will provide industry expertise to help you build the ideal profile and manage your project from start to finish.

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Circulation-Ready Materials

Comprehensive Physical Library Processing

Remove backroom stress and go from box to stacks with shelf-ready book and audiovisual materials, customized and labeled to meet your exact library specifications.

Protect Materials • Improve Durability & Longevity • Ensure Accurate Application

Book Processing

  • Book Cover Hardcover: Dust Jacket
  • Book Cover Paperback: Prebinding or Laminate
  • Label Barcode
  • Label Bibliographic
  • Label Genre
  • Label Reading
  • Label Spine
  • Label Protector
  • Pocket Vinyl or Paper
  • Spine Tape Outside or Inside
  • Stamp Ownership

Audiovisual Processing

  • Audio Case Clamshell
  • Audio Case MediaSAFE
  • DVD Case Poly-Box
  • DVD Case Locking
  • Music Case Locking
  • Label Hub

Inventory Control

  • RFID Linkage: Pre-Programmed
  • RFID Universal: Programmed
  • RFID StingRay: Full Disc

Cataloging &
Processing Packages

Mix and match cataloging configurations, filtered encoding preferences, and processing options to build a profile that meets your collection budget and timeline needs.

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Collections & Expansions

Have an upcoming special project? (Y)Our Collection Development and Technical Services Teams are here to help.

Custom Curation • Industry Expertise • Logistics Management • Delivery & Sort Options

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Cost-Saving C&P Solutions

Shelf-Ready Audit

As Discovery Layers, material merchandising, and weeding criteria continue to improve, complex cataloging and high-level processing are not always essential. With a shelf-ready audit, (y)our dedicated team of technical service librarians will evaluate your cataloging and processing specifications and discuss ways to cut costs, save staff time, and streamline setup.

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Reliable Delivery

With more than 19+ million titles and 2-day delivery* to 91% of the country, Ingram delivers the quality selections and speedy service required for your circulation success.

“We have been very impressed with how quickly we get things from Ingram.”

Jeff Fisher, Forsyth Public Library

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Fulfill your library mission with our suite of services.

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