Askews and Holts Library Services


EDI and API are a method for communicating electronically with trading partners based on internationally agreed standards utilising EDIfact, Tradacoms or API protocols.

Askews and Holts are committed to providing integrated services to our libraries. The process is more efficient and more accurate. Utilising these services can help reduce costs, improve the impact on the environment and release staff time. 

The services we offer are:

  • Direct orders
  • EOD, Quotes and other protocols
  • Acknowledgements
  • Cataloguing Servicing/Fulfilments/Item load
  • Invoices

We apply standards wherever possible in order to maintain the integrity of the process.  The standards are created by the Book Industry Communication (BIC) group. Further information can be found by visiting their website at

Alternatively customers should check with their Library Management Supplier for information in regards to the operation and position of EDI and API’s.

For further information on our service, please contact: