Services for Libraries and Library Suppliers


To complement our retail sales monitoring service, we launched in 2009 a new panel, using Nielsen BookScan's established and proven technologies, to collect and measure public library book borrowing statistics.

Revolutionise your purchasing and increase issues

Nielsen LibScan is an invaluable service for public librarians. In return for providing your issue data to us you will have access to our FREE online service that allows you to:

  • View reports by title, author or genre
  • Compare issues within your authority
  • Look at national trends
  • Help you understand your customer needs

To view the current LibScan panel click here

If you would like to discuss the service in more detail or join the panel email:


BookScan for Libraries

Get closer to the best selling titles on the market
Our unique sales analysis service enables librarians to take advantage of the latest BookScan sales data to:

Features   Benefits
  • Access to unique sales information
  • Create bestseller lists by specific genre
  • Current and historic sales information
  • Access to lifetime sales for any author or title
  • Improve your purchasing and acquisition decisions
  • Answer customer queries quickly and efficiently
  • Market library stock more effectively
  • Improve stock revision processes
  • Create reader’s lists by using sales statistics

In particular, BookScan for Libraries has informed our back-stocking selection, in identifying titles in specific subjects that have never entered the bestseller lists but which have sold consistently well over an extended period. Saving time, money and improving customer service are all dear to our hearts and BookScan for Libraries will help us to achieve this.”
Fredo Donnelly, Stock Manager for Essex Libraries.

For further information click here

Other Library Services available within the group:

For BookData services click here.

For BookNet services click here.