Terms and Conditions

About Us

Since 1982, Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Working with over 18,000 publishers and a database of more than 3.5 million printed titles and more than 3 million digital titles, Mackin supplies print books, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks, video resources and more, along with digital content management and custom collection analysis services.

A true partner in education, Mackin’s continued success and outstanding reputation is known by thousands of teachers, administrators, and librarians across the country and throughout the world.

Use of Site

By using this site, you accept and agree to these terms and conditions as applied to your use of the site. You may only use this site to browse the content, make legitimate purchases and shall not use this site for any other purposes, including without limitation, to make any speculative, false or fraudulent purchase. This site and the content provided in this site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed. ‘Deep-linking’, ’embedding’ or using analogous technology is strictly prohibited. Unauthorized use of this site and/or the materials contained on this site may violate applicable copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws.

Disclaimer on Mackin Lists

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.

Disclaimer of Warranty

The contents of this site are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a purpose and non-infringement.

The owner of this site, the authors of these contents and in general anybody connected to this site in any way, from now on collectively called “Providers”, assume no responsibility for errors or omissions in these contents.

The Providers further do not warrant, guarantee or make any representation regarding the safety, reliability, accuracy, correctness or completeness of these contents. The Providers shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, general, special, incidental or consequential damages (including -without limitation- data loss, lost revenues and lost profit) which may result from the inability to use or the correct or incorrect use, abuse, or misuse of these contents, even if the Providers have been informed of the possibilities of such damages. The Providers cannot assume any obligation or responsibility.

The use of these contents is forbidden in those places where the law does not allow this disclaimer to take full effect.


The products on our website are protected by the United States Copyright laws. Downloading or copying the products you view is against the law, unless you have the permission of the author, publisher and/or Mackin. Mackin shall use its best efforts to stop any such copying or distribution immediately if such use becomes known.

End-User Agreement

Mackin agrees that it will not license, sell, or transfer Content to any entity or person. This agreement allows users to search database, view results and create lists from information on Mackin.com to assist in determining the validity of a title(s) for purchase, in addition to utilizing the services available on Mackin website for their personal use.

Our Rights

We reserve the right to:

  1. modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part of) with or without notice to you and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the Website; and/or
  2. change these Conditions from time to time, and your continued use of the Website (or any part of) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Conditions have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the Conditions then you must immediately stop using the Website.
  3. We will use our reasonable endeavors to maintain the Website. The Website is subject to change from time to time. You will not be eligible for any compensation because you cannot use any part of the Website or because of a failure, suspension or withdrawal of all or part of the Website due to circumstances beyond our control.

Privacy Policy

Please review the Mackin Privacy Policy that also governs visits to the website and use of the content found on the website. By using this website, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. Please check frequently for updates.

Cookie/Tracking Technology

The Site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

Third-Party Links

In an attempt to provide increased value to our Users, we may provide links to other websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for the privacy practices or the content (including misrepresentative or defamatory content) of such websites, including (without limitation) any advertising, products or other materials or services on or available from such websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such external sites or resources.


Every effort is made to effect shipment of your order timely fashion, however unforeseen circumstances may cause delays. Should we be faced with such an occurrence we will contact you via email and provide a revised shipping schedule.

When you click to make a purchase with us legal obligations arise and your right to refund of monies charged to your credit card or paid in any other way agreed by us, are limited by our terms and conditions. You must not make any purchase through this site unless you understand and agree all our terms and conditions. Once payment is made for the purchase, it is deemed that you have read and understood the terms and conditions for such purchase. If you have any queries please contact us before making any purchase for any service through this website.

Standard — Fully cataloged and processed print and multimedia materials are sent within 28 days of receiving the order. A second and final shipment (if necessary) is usually sent within 45 days of receiving the order. Digital materials will be accessible in your MackinVIA account generally within 7-10 days of receiving the order. If you have any questions regarding shipment schedules please call Customer Service at 1-800-245-9540.

Credit Cards — If “One Shipment” is selected, the entire order will be invoiced and shipped at the same time, usually within 45 days. If “Two Shipments” is selected, the standard schedule applies, and your credit card will be charged twice.

Credit Cards

We accept MasterCard and Visa and American Express credit cards. If you do not have a credit card please utilize one of the other payment options, or simply log off and return to the site at a later time to complete your order. All of your order details will be saved online under in the My Orders section available for use whenever you’re ready.

Security Policy

PayTrace, Inc. processes all credit card transactions. PayTrace is fully compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI/DSS) and is committed to providing secure online services. All encryption complies with international standards. Encryption is used to protect the transmission of personal information when completing online transactions. PayTrace servers are protected by firewalls and intrusion detection systems. The Merchant does not have access to credit details. PayTrace continually reviews and enhances its security to be on the forefront of technology security.


We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the Website. We may investigate any reported violation of these Conditions or complaints and take any action that we deem appropriate (which may include, but is not limited to, issuing warnings, suspending, terminating or attaching conditions to your access and/or removing any materials from the Website).


Mackin Educational Resources makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the Ebooks, Electronic Databases, Software Services and other Digital Products and Materials available for purchase on Mackin.com that are served by publishers or their representatives. These products, materials and services are subject to the terms, conditions and end user license agreements of the Publishers and Content Providers. As the end user, you should carefully review these statements and agreements. Furthermore, Mackin does not assume any responsibility or liability for the availability of digital content served through Internet channels or other digital delivery means. Content and availability is the sole responsibility of the Publishers and Content Providers represented on Mackin.com.


The Conditions will be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States whose Courts will have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute, save that we have the right, at our sole discretion, to commence and pursue proceedings in alternative jurisdictions.


In no event shall Mackin or its business partners be liable to any person or entity for any direct, indirect, special, exemplary or consequential damages arising from use of Mackin’s website. Users shall also indemnify and hold harmless Mackin against any claim, damage, loss, liability or expense, including attorney fees, arising out of the use of the products in any way contrary to this agreement.

Updating of These Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to change, modify, add to or remove from portions or the whole of these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Changes to these Terms and Conditions will become effective upon such changes being posted to this Website. It is the User’s obligation to periodically check these Terms and Conditions at the Website for changes or updates. The User’s continued use of this Website following the posting of changes or updates will be considered notice of the User’s acceptance to abide by and be bound by these Terms and Conditions, including such changes or updates. Mackin may restrict your access to part or the entire site without notice or penalty.


I understand that all the designs and trademarks are registered to Mackin Educational Resources and hereby accept the terms and conditions. I undertake not to copy/duplicate the trademarks and designs directly or indirectly in anyway and understand the legal implications thereof. Should I be found to be in violation of this agreement I understand that I will be held liable for all legal costs incurred by Mackin Educational Resources for any civil action or any legal action deemed necessary against me.

Contact Details

Mackin Educational Resources
3505 County Road 42 West
Burnsville, MN 55306
Phone: 800.245.9540
Fax: 800.369.5490
Email: compliance@mackin.com