About

Purveyors of customized and personalized services, products, and solutions, Mackin provides cutting-edge educational materials, one-source ordering, and unequaled services worldwide. Featuring the largest PK-12 collection of age-appropriate print and digital titles, we offer print books, in all bindings, eBooks, audiobooks, Read-Alongs, educational videos, and online databases. We manage a growing selection of over 3.5 million print titles and nearly 3 million digital titles, all found at Mackin.com. All materials are available shelf-ready and MARC automation-ready at no additional charge; plus, Mackin always provides free shipping with all stateside orders. Additionally, we provide our multiple-award-winning MackinVIA eReader and digital content management system as a “free for educators” service to all PK-12 schools. Mackin is also a leader in classroom services through its Mackin Classroom division, Mackin Learning, and the exciting MackinMaker makerspace division.

Staying true to our position as a complete educational resource provider, we now feature Mackin’s Accessit Library, an advanced and library automation system that delivers easy and precise access to a school’s or district’s library catalog and is an essential part of its successful operation.

We are known throughout the industry for our legendary customer service and a staff of exceptional school library and teaching professionals who assist Mackin customers with free collection development and specialized title selections. We are also there to assist schools and educational systems with custom logistics, as well as containment and delivery solutions. Established in 1983 as a woman-owned and family-owned business, Mackin is a true partner in education and the advancement of knowledge. Discover a company that puts our customers first. Experience the beauty of Mackin.

Our History

Mackin, founded by Randal and Kitty Heise in 1983, is honorably named after the owner’s mentor and beloved friend, James C. Mackin, who was a founding father of the children’s library book industry. Mackin was truly formed on a wish, a hope and a prayer. The mission then, as it is now, was to grow the business by listening to librarians, teachers and educators, and providing custom services that would fulfill the unique needs of the customer.

Mackin has grown on this foundation of service to become a leader as a one-source educational products and resources provider to over 50,000 customers worldwide.

All of Mackin’s 400+ employees are unified in their dedication to improving educational systems and doing everything possible to make a real difference.

Mackin Offers Loads of FREE Services!

Free cataloging and MARC records
Free standard, shelf-ready processing
Free shipping in the continental US
Free fiction genre classification services
Custom collection analysis

Please contact Customer Service for more information on any of our free services.

All of Mackin’s recommended book lists are prepared by our in-house librarians and educators, who are dedicated to providing the very best selections available based on the parameters provided by the organizations, librarians, and teachers requesting the title lists. Please understand, however, that all titles provided on our requested or standing lists are options for the purchaser to consider and are not guaranteed to fulfill the exact needs or requirements of every school, classroom, or library. We understand and respect that the purchaser will make the final selections most appropriate for their students. Mackin does not serve as the decision-maker or the authority regarding the titles that should or should not be purchased for any school, library, or classroom.