We're Follett Corporation - more than 10,000 talented and dedicated associates who strive day in and day out to simplify the delivery of education for our customers everywhere by anticipating their needs and then delivering solutions that exceed our customer's expectations. We take pride in the fact that for more than 135 years, we have been helping to improve people’s lives by supporting a lifetime of learning and education.
Today, Follett generates more than $2.7 billion in annual sales by providing universities, libraries and schools and school districts with a wide range of educational tools and services that fuel the learning process and spark the imagination. We bring together our capabilities in traditional and digital textbooks, course materials, e-commerce and software to create a unique platform of support for our customers.
In fact, through our seven business units, we touch the lives of millions of students ranging from adults taking classes on college campuses and in cyberspace to grade school children surfing the Internet in their school library.
Follett Higher Education Group
We help institutions, administrators, faculty and students achieve a shared goal: to fully realize the powerful benefits of higher education.
From a small community college to a large state university system, from the heartland to the inner city, from the East Coast to the West, across Canada and the United States, the needs and requirements of institutions of higher learning are as individual as the students they teach. We are the nation's largest operator of college bookstores, with more than 800 locations. We also are the industry's premier wholesale book distributor—a leader in helping students manage the increasing cost of a college education. Whether it's a brand-new sweatshirt with a college logo or a used calculus textbook, Follett has always been the place to go. And as more and more shoppers go online, Follett is there as well—efollett.com is now one of the largest online retailers on the Internet. We extended our online capabilities with the acquisition and integration of Varsity Group, a business that supports educational institutions with virtual bookstores that provide easy online ordering of textbooks and other educational materials and merchandise.
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Follett Library Resources
We help PreK-12 school libraries stay current, focused and empowered to bring maximum value to the learning experience.
As the nation's largest supplier of books, reference materials, digital resources, eBooks and audiovisual materials to PreK-12 schools, Follett Library Resources offers much more than a phenomenal selection. Our industry-leading expertise and passion for exceeding customer expectations free school librarians, administrators and teachers to pursue their passion: educating our children and young adults. To meet the needs of today's educators, we listen first to understand the varied needs of their students. Then the Follett team, from Account Managers and special Customer Care Consultants to the associates who fill each order, leverage the full breadth of our resources to deliver the best products and services available anywhere. Our fast and efficient e-commerce systems streamline the ordering process and make it easy for librarians and other educators to develop and maintain the wide range of materials that are used throughout PreK-12 schools.
Follett Educational Services
We convert used books and related services into budget management value and bottom-line benefit for K-12 schools nationwide.
Pre-owned textbooks and workbooks. Classroom literature and study guides. Classroom reference and test preparation materials. Textbook management services, and more. At Follett Educational Services, we provide a comprehensive range of industry-leading products and services that maximize the value of every education dollar spent. FES customers reduce costs and generate funds by accessing our growing, industry-leading inventory of used textbooks or selling us textbooks they no longer need. Our customers and FES associates share a passionate belief that effective management of classroom assets reaches the real bottom line: the quality of our children's education.
Follett Software Company
Integrating the power of educational technologies to promote student success.
Follett Software Company is the integrated educational technology solution provider that more than half of America's school districts trust to support staff and engage students in today's digitally rich learning environment. Follett's digitally powered technologies help districts more efficiently and cost-effectively manage traditional and digital educational resources, provide digital learning environment tools focusing on student achievement and make confident decisions based on quality academic data. Powerful, integrated solutions enable Follett to support today's collaborative learning community and empower 21st century learning and discovery.
As the world is getting smaller, the demand for a quality education is getting larger. Follett International is there.
Follett International is a gateway. We enable libraries and American and British International Schools to access Follett companies' market-leading products and services-from books and educational materials to Web-based software solutions and more-through a single point of contact. We serve customers all over the world, including Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and South America. We are starting to broaden our role in empowering education, increasingly leveraging our global sales network and extensive relationships with publishers to serve the need of indigenous schools worldwide.