Use our suite of notification services and offerings to stay in the know on budding trends, titles, and series, and to help achieve your unique community outcomes and programming initiatives.


The CATS Team continuously works to bring information on new titles and trends, as well as details on our unique library solutions, to you via our TitleTalk program. Visit our videos archive to view all of our current TitleTalks and selection lists for easy ordering. For information about our forthcoming TitleTalks, both in person and virtual, subscribe to our CATS Meow newsletter and follow us on Facebook. We look forward to chatting books and helping you build a diverse and in demand collection.

Collection Development
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Customizable selection list options to build the ideal collections for your patrons. Learn More

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Based on the proven Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM®) methodology, collectionHQ (cHQ) provides action plans to help librarians develop and manage their collection, saving time and money, improving turnover and aligning the collection with local demand. What's more, collectionHQ is the only solution that works in conjunction with any ILS system so even if you change your ILS vendor, historic circulation is retained. 


Evidence-based Selection Planning (ESP) brings the art of Baker & Taylor's collection development expertise together with the science of cHQ's data analytics to create a decision support system integrated with TitleSource 360™. ESP helps public libraries to select the right current and pre-published titles in the right quantities for their communities.

Kirkus Titles

Kirkus Collections

Kirkus and Baker & Taylor are leading the way in championing diverse collections with the Kirkus Diversity Collections lists. These bibliographies consist of quality and relevant titles focused on different pillars of diversity, equity, and inclusion, all of which are curated and updated regularly by Kirkus reviewers. To review these bibliographies, check out our TitleSource 360™ lists.


Additional CATS-centric Selection Lists

For current and complimentary CATS Selection lists, please visit TitleSource 360™> Browse> Selection Lists> where you'll find curations on ALA Youth Media Awards, Current Topics and Trends, Hot upcoming titles (Booking Ahead), and more, for quick and easy ordering.

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Automatically Yours

Ships or notifies you about the newest title in a series or by popular authors of your choice. Select from popular and new standard order plans in print and digital formats.

Paw Prints Newsletter

Publications & Newsletters

Paw Prints Prebinds Updates (Monthly): Brings you announcements of the newest monthly sale promotion for our Guaranteed Library Binding program, a recap of existing promotions, a preview of new series added to our Automatically Yours program, and contest information.

Drawn to Reading: Comprehensive guide to graphic novels, including trends, new releases, and best-sellers.

Growing Minds: Published 10 times a year, each issue of Growing Minds contains special collections that cover a variety of subjects of interest for Children & Teens.

STEAM Ahead: Presents titles that align with and support the classroom curriculum, including elements of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

CATS Meow Newsletter: The monthly eNewsletter for Children's and Young Adult Public Librarians. Each issue features news and tips related to collection development, programming, Baker & Taylor services, and publisher/industry news.

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Rotating Reads

Rotating Reads

Helps you bring in books when they're hot and return them when they're not. Whether its to manage inventory on high-demand titles or during special instances (book clubs) and times of year like (summer reading) our leasing program provides a clean and easy solution.

Sustainable Shelves

Sustainable Shelves

Help your library responsibly and sustainably discard weeded or unwanted books from your collections for a credit.


Boundless by Baker & Taylor

Boundless Kids and Teens

The exclusive Kids and Teens bundle for Baker & Taylor's new community-centric app, Boundless, allows kids and teens to explore your library’s programs and e-media like never before. With Boundless, they can discover a massive selection of curated, vetted and age-appropriate content in a safe, library supported environment available anywhere, any time.

Press Reader


Break down boundaries! Offer hundreds of newspapers and magazines, national and international, covering a variety of interests, in the languages of your community, with PressReader. This 24/7 digital service offers always up-to-date remote access.

ePop Up Library presented by Baker & Taylor

ePop Up Library

ePopUp Library helps libraries improve their influence by sharing the library's digital collection with innovative partners throughout your community.


Comics Plus

Comics Plus delivers an immersive digital experience, allowing your patrons to enjoy their favorite comics on their preferred devices, whether it's a tablet, smartphone, or desktop computer.

Programming Support
Summer Reading

CATS at Baker & Taylor gives youth services librarians the opportunity to purchase new, popular paperbacks at a special price to use as giveaways and prizes for summer reading challenges or any other program where books are given away to patrons! bestsellers, media tie-ins, collaborative theme tie-ins, NEW releases, award winners, and more! Patrons will clamor to win these for their home library! Applicable selection lists are available on TitleSource 360™> Browse>Selection Lists> "Summer Reading Prize Incentives." Special discounting is arranged with your CATS rep and then applied at the time of invoicing. To learn more on any of the above, please reach out to your out to your CATS Manager, [email protected] if you’re a library in the west and [email protected] if you’re a library in the east.