The UK's leading library supply specialist.

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Askews & Holts Library Services enjoy a reputation in providing a first class service. This is underpinned by our dynamic approach and appetite for embracing new state of the art systems which provide fast, accurate supply whilst ensuring we are able to maintain our focus on the individual needs of our customers.

A core part of our service is the provision of shelf ready goods, incorporating bespoke processing, including RFID affixing and programming and invoicing supported by the full range of EDI – orders, acknowledgement, fulfilment and invoices.

We cover the broadest range of stock including books, DVDs, games and CDs and this is why we are perfectly placed to provide a single source of supply.

Using our website, customers are able to make informed selection choices about both forthcoming and backstock material for books, DVDs, games and CDs and have unrivalled access to a range of management information and order tracking options.

We also offer a range of Supplier Selection services, including our unique web-based approach – ‘Cascade’, which allows customers different levels of management alongside our ‘ExSelect’ bespoke fully managed service. All of which offer customers a tailormade approach to defining their selection specification with some or no customer management requirements.

Digital lending platforms allow libraries to offer hundreds of thousands of eBooks to library members and students in a customised lending environment.

In short – Askews & Holts, the complete library supplier.


Askews & Holts Library Services, 218 - 222 North Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1SY, UK


+44 (0)1772 555 947


+44 (0)1772 254 860

  • Fully focused on library supply
  • Team of knowledgeable and experienced staff
  • Shelf ready processing
  • Fast & accurate supply
  • Full EDI processes which integrate with all Library Management Systems