Wholly Canadian owned and operated, V&L is an industry leader in
providing fast, reliable publications and electronic reference material
acquisition services to institutions and individuals alike across Canada.
Our knowledgeable and responsive customer service, individual approach
to orders and requests, quick turnaround, rush service, and keen
understanding of the industry has distinguished V&L with an established
reputation as one of the best acquisition service in the business.
V&L was established in 1976 as a partnership under the name “V&L
Enterprises” and was Federally incorporated in 1982 under its present
name, V&L Information Resources Corp.
The Company was initially established to address Canadian Librarians’
needs for a one-stop source for acquisitions of all reference materials.
Historically, acquisitions has comprised one of the most time-consuming
aspects of a Librarian’s duties. The process of administering to multiple
suppliers to source titles, order from, follow-up with, return to, and remit
to occupies a considerable amount of a Librarian’s time and involves a
real corporate cost. V&L was established to provide an acquisitions service
to address specifically these needs for a single one-stop vendor for all
reference materials as well as an effective channel to cut costs associated
with acquisitions, and to further enhance the service, by providing
customized and comprehensive information reports for better control and
management of the acquisitions process.
V&L, has since expanded its scope to service all Government, Corporate
and Educational institutions, at all levels, including: Special and Public
Libraries, Corporations, Purchasing Departments, Schools, School Boards,
Non-Profit Organizations, and Research Institutions.
The range of materials supplied has also expanded to incorporate ALL
reference materials in ALL available formats from ALL publishers
V&L currently deals with over 5,000 active publishers worldwide and has
a regular client-base of over 2000 Canada-wide Government, Corporate
and Educational institutions and Libraries; along with over 2000
associated individuals and departments from organizations across
Additionally, to meet an increasing demand for associated individuals, departments and branches to do their own buying directly, V&L has
further expanded its role by administering to Credit cards and Corporate
Purchasing cards and has pioneered simple and effective systems for
corporations to manage such processes. V&L has, over the years, advised
and worked in partnership with numerous large and small organizations
to develop, implement and administer effective systems to accommodate
new corporate buying structures tailored to particular needs, and has
provided greater cost savings while maintaining V&L's trademark high
level of service.
Over the last 35 years V&L has established a firm and loyal customer base
by providing its clients with a reliable and responsive acquisitions service,
committed to exceeding the highest levels of quality and customer
satisfaction. V&L's clients benefit from a completely customizable
acquisitions service, tailored to their specific requirements, dedicated to
excellence and backed by years of experience. Our long-standing,
established relationships with publishers provide our clients with the
confidence in knowing that their request will be handled individually and
on a priority basis.