5 Things You Might Not Know About TechSoup for Libraries

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We know that you're busy and might not know the full scope of what TechSoup offers libraries. This is why we hold quarterly free webinars that can help you take advantage of everything we do! Join us for the next TechSoup for Libraries - Maximize Your Technology Services with TechSoup webinar on September 22 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

Here are a few things you'll learn.

1. You can register all of your branches at once.

Does your library have multiple branches, but only your main library is registered? Or maybe you have many locations, and the thought of trying to get every single one of them registered seems totally overwhelming? Guess what? You can register all of your library branches at once with TechSoup's bulk registration process! Here's what John Sarmiento, network engineer for the Peninsula Library System in California, said about bulk registration:

"It was such an easy process for me to get my 30 libraries registered with TechSoup using their bulk import tool. Now all 30 of my libraries can reap the cost saving benefits of acquiring software from TechSoup."

You'll learn more about this at our upcoming webinar, but you can email our client services team if you want to get started right away.

2. You can place bulk donation requests.

Got multiple branches and a fleet of public access computers that need upgrading? TechSoup's bulk donation request capability allows you to place technology requests for as many branches as you need in one instance. Once you're registered with TechSoup, you simply fill out a form with your desired products and the pertinent information, and we'll place all of your donation requests for you.

3. We have a mobile hotspot program!

Mobile hotspot lending programs have launched at large library systems like the New York Public Library, the Cincinnati Public Library, and more using Mobile Beacon hotspots. TechSoup has partnered with Mobile Beacon to help all libraries start hotspot lending programs through our donation program. We'll walk through pricing, data plans, use cases, and more in our webinar.

4. We have all of your favorites, like Microsoft, Dell, and Symantec

TechSoup's donation program can meet all of your technology needs, from security to software to hardware. The majority of our donation programs are open to public libraries. We'll talk through some of the most popular programs, such as Microsoft and our Dell affiliate program for hardware.

5. Tons of free resources like monthly webinars, a newsletter, and now … online courses!

Not only do we have webinars about TechSoup's donation program, but we also host monthly webinars on a variety of technology topics. These range from technology-centered programs for various age groups, creating a technology plan, protecting patron privacy, and so much more. We also have a regularly updated blog, a monthly newsletter, and a brand new online training program.  

Don't forget to register for our free TechSoup for Libraries - Maximize Your Technology Services with TechSoup webinar on September 22 at 11 a.m. Pacific time to learn more about all of these programs!


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