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Gale Small Library Support Program
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CLC is delighted to announce a new partnership with Gale for our small and mid-sized public library members. A hand-picked suite of Gale's most purchased, most used, and most loved digital resources is now available at special pricing for CLC's public libraries that serve up to 50,000 residents. To qualify for CLC's discount, choose at least 2 of the following resources - the more you purchase, the greater the savings:

Please see "About the Products," below, for product summaries, and click on any of the linked titles to explore the product on Gale's website.


Why are we excited about this offer?

  • These databases are selected to meet the needs of small and medium-sized municipalities, but are the same quality as any Gale resource at a much lower price - up to 78% off list! Now libraries with tiny budgets can provide respected and valuable resources without going broke doing it.
  • Pricing is tiered based on population served. Very small libraries are priced accordingly. Mid-sized libraries can still participate at an excellent price. Everyone wins.
  • Each library will be assigned a Gale Customer Success Manager who will provide ongoing assistance and resources - including customized user reports and analytics, graphics, social media posts, and more - to ensure that libraries and their users are getting the most out of the products. You truly get a lot for your subscription fee.



  • Free trials are available, and members may request quotes or order at any time. For a quote, contact our sales representative, Sidney Coleman:; Office: 800-877-4253 ext. 18313; Cell: 248-842-1139.
  • Gale will work directly with libraries that already subscribe to any of the included resources to align pricing to take advantage of the program.



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Chilton Library Gale - Give your patrons access to a 24/7 guide on everything from changing their car’s spark plugs to knowing if a mechanic’s estimated hours are on track. Continuously updated, this online resource offers users the detailed information they need to tackle preventative vehicle maintenance and repairs.


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Gale Books and Authors - This reader’s advisory database makes finding a great book for your patrons much easier. With fun ways to browse, an intuitive design, read-alikes, reviews, award winners and themed booklists, and more, this resource answers the age-old question, “What do I read next?”


Gale eBooks: Best of Gale

Gale eBooks: Best of Gale - Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. This "best of" package features the titles with the most views and retrievals by public libraries over the last 3 years. Automatically refreshed once/year with the latest editions.


Miss Humblebee's Academy

Miss Humblebee's Academy - Children ages 3-6 will be ready to succeed in kindergarten and beyond thanks to this fun and interactive learning experience! Introduces key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music, and provides parents with tools to measure a child’s progress.


Testing and Education Reference Center

Testing & Education Reference Center - This resource is loaded with in-depth information on colleges, technical schools, entrance exams, career certifications, citizenship, and more. Designed to help everyone from high school and college students to job seekers embark on new paths.


Gale Legal Forms

Gale Legal Forms - Empower patrons without law degrees to approach legal affairs with confidence. Features state-specific fill-in-the-blank forms for a wide range of legal topics, such as bankruptcy, landlord/tenant, name change, power of attorney, and living wills; plus business forms, trademarks, copyrights, patents, and more.


Gale Business: DemographicsNow

Gale Business: DemographicsNow - Created to support market research and business planning activities, this resource helps users gain consumer market insight, find untapped audiences for products, analyze shifts and needs of a given population, and more. Features robust reporting and comprehensive data sets.


Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship - This comprehensive database covers all aspects of starting and operating a business. Guides novice researchers toward available content, while offering more experienced business researchers basic and advanced search-and-retrieve paths. Includes over 1,000 business plans.


Gale Business: Plan Builder

Gale Business: Plan Builder - Built for aspiring entrepreneurs and those with existing small businesses and nonprofits, this resource provides a step-by-step process and support tools that enable users to produce business plans and other documents essential for growing their enterprise. Offers integrated access to Gale Entrepreneurship, DemographicsNow, and Legal Forms when your library subscribes to any of these products.


  • CLC member public libraries serving populations up to 50,000 are eligible for this offer.
  • No special ordering periods or timelines - subscribe at any time.
  • Special discounted pricing for CLC members only. Must purchase at least 2 resources to qualify for discounted pricing. Of course you may purchase just one resource; it just will not qualify for our contracted pricing.
  • Technical specs - Gale resources are device-agnostic and allow for unlimited simultaneous users. Patrons access outside the library though library IP authentication (library card number).
  • Demos & Free Trials - Contact your Gale sales representative, Sidney Coleman:; Office: 800-877-4253 ext. 18313; Cell: 248-842-1139.



Quotes, orders, and product questions should be directed to your Gale sales representative, Sidney Coleman:; Office: 800-877-4253 ext. 18313; Cell: 248-842-1139.


Questions for CLC? Contact Jennifer Van Nostrand, CLC Member Relations Manager for public libraries:, 860.344.8777 x105



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