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Whitehots Hub

Whitehots Hub

The Whitehots Hub is a state-of-the-art online ordering system that quickly becomes the nerve center for your acquisitions and collection development departments. It is the largest database of its kind in Canada. 

Easily collaborate and share information, search for titles, order and allocate items and more!

search titles

Easily search for titles on our extensive database of over 10 million titles. Browse our various hotlists for the season's bestsellers, popular themes, hidden gems and more!

allocate feature

Allocate holdings information with one click using custom allocation templates created for your branches.

shopping cart

Create carts for various areas of your collection. Share carts and collaborate to create diverse, robust collections. Submit your order to Whitehots, or download to your ILS.

collaborate information

Information can be shared electronically with your team, from collaboration on creating a cart to notes and comments.

Collection Development

Let Whitehots' selection team help fill collection gaps and update core collections. From children’s picture books to home repair DIY and any other subject, we can work with your available budget to recommend a list of titles for specific areas of your collection. Ask us about our Selection Lists and World Language Collections.

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Opening Day Collections

Whitehots has the knowledge and resources to establish your opening day collection. We can assist on selections or provide a complete turn-key service.

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On-Demand Leasing

Have enough copies of those important titles to satisfy demands. On-Demand Leasing means you have copies on hand while the title is trending.

Automatic Release Plans

Stress-free, Stand-out Selections! Whitehots' ARPs can help you meet the needs of patron demands for the latest hot titles while effectively managing budgets. You set the criteria and budget, and Whitehots' expert team will automatically select titles for the areas of your collection that you specify.

E-books with Axis360 & Pop-up Library

Whitehots is working with Baker & Taylor to bring their Axis 360 digital media services into Canadian libraries. Now public and school libraries in Canada can order print and digital materials from a single source, using Whitehots’ ordering system.

With over a million titles available from major publishers, as well as independent authors, Axis 360 is your single source for the eBook and eAudiobook titles your users never knew they needed.

Axis 360 on desktop and mobile devices

Axis 360 Features

More than a million ebooks & digital audiobooks available now

User-friendly experience

Easy ordering

Device compatibility

API integration with ILS systems and catalogues

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Introducing Pop Up Library, Your Library on the Go!

Pop Up Library is a small network device that creates instant access to your library’s Axis 360 collection wherever you want. It’s simple. Collaborate with community partners, businesses, government offices or any other location that you can think of to create a Pop Up Library branch and get your community reading.

Cataloguing and Processing

Cataloguing & Processing

Full-service library cataloguing and processing to meet all your requirements. Services completely customized to your specifications.

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School Collections

Whitehots has over 1500 school titles in stock, available with quick delivery. We offer a number of library services to assist teachers and school librarians.

Move the Needle Marketing Portal

Move the Needle is a comprehensive library content management and marketing program developed by Whitehots to support your goals in building and promoting the right collections— in all formats—for your library customers.

Get access to exclusive marketing resources, guides and expert advice with Move the Needle. Promote the right collections at the right time, and boost circulation with effective and easy to set-up merchandising displays.

Move the Needle

Move the Needle Features

Graphics to Download

Exclusive Curated Lists

Step-by-Step Guide to Marketing

Access on the Hub

One-on-one Coaching from our Marketing Consultant

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Patron-Driven Acquisitions

Accessed through your library website, the PDA system allows patrons to take advantage of Whitehots’ extensive database to suggest books for your collection. Library patrons may simply log-in using their library card credentials, search for a book and place a request.

Find out how you can streamline your collection development with PDA

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