Gale Cengage Learning Public Library Group Purchase

This page provides information on the Gale Cengage Learning public library group purchase and renewal.

In partnership with Washington Public Libraries Cooperate! (WPLC!), the Washington State Library Statewide Database Licensing Project and Gale Cengage Learning are pleased to offer the 2015 Gale online database options.

This offer is available for all public libraries and provides unlimited number of users and remote access for the subscription term of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. For 2015, you will again be able to choose your package level and within that level, you will be able to select the resources that best fit the needs of your library and your patrons.If you don’t find a package and/or desired products that fit your exact needs, please let us know and we will customize a package for you.

Package Additions and Enhancements

  • Packages can now be customized based on request.
  • DemographicsNow Business & People – significant updates as of November 2014. Please contact us for a complete list of updates or to schedule a webinar. 
  • Now a selection choice, Business Insights: Global, which provides business case studies; ability to chart and compare global statistics, access to globally focused industry profiles and much more.
  • A “Mulligan” option: replace any database with another during the subscription period.

Gale's Ongoing Commitment to WPLC

  • No price increase since 2006.
  • Pricing based on 2006 service population.
  • 18 additional choices added since 2010.
  • Continued support through our Customer Care department.

To calculate your approximate cost, take your population served (a link on the offer website) and multiply that by the FTE cost outlined in the 2014 proposal. Billings will be net 30 days or as otherwise requested by the individual libraries. All participants will be billed directly by Gale Cengage Learning.

There are four levels to choose from (A, B, C, or D). If you wish to participate in the 2015 Gale package, please visit our website to renew electronically at Be sure to check the package that you want and select individual databases within that level. Alternatively, if you don’t see the exact package and/or products that meet your needs, please contact us for a custom quote.

Please visit the website or return the forms no later than December 12, 2014, if you wish to participate. These databases are for public library access. If your local high school would like to have access to these databases please call us for a quote.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you!

If you have any questions or problems with the renewal, please use the contact information provided at the bottom of the page to contact either Gale Cengage or the State Library. Please sign up via the web site order process.


Washington State Library
Toll free: 866.538.4996
Fax: 360.586.7575

Will Stuivenga
Statewide Database Licensing Project Manager


Gale Cengage Learning
Toll free: 800.877.4253
Fax: 248.699.8043

Amanda Winchel
Education Sales Consultant
1.800.877.4253 x2297

Eric Marcot
Education Sales Consultant (Inside)
1.800.877.4253 x8288


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