library discount

What is library discount?

library discount meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A discount off the list price of a book or other publication, given by most publishers and jobbers on purchases made by an institutional library. Most publishers offer a flat rate, usually 5-10 percent. Jobbers may link the discount rate to size of order or volume of purchasing. As a general rule, specialized titles are given a shorter discount than trade books or not discounted at all because of their limited sales potential.


reference: ABC-CLIO