Book Verdict FAQ

What is Book Verdict?

Welcome to Book Verdict, the new collection development resource that gives you an unparalleled scope of content and depth of information with over 300,000 reviews from the most relied-upon sources in the library community: Library Journal, School Library Journal, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide, and Junior Library Guild.

What are the different versions of Book Verdict and what does each provide?

Book Verdict Library Journal: Full text of reviews from Library Journal easily accessible through our simple and intuitive search. Sharing reviews of individual titles via email or social media is fully enabled.

Book Verdict Pro School Library Journal: The upgrade to Pro gives you everything from Book Verdict School Library Journal and adds powerful tools that enable you to create, save, and manage lists, save searches, and export metadata.

Book Verdict Pro Library Journal: The upgrade to Pro gives you everything from Book Verdict Library Journal and adds powerful tools that enable you to create, save, and manage lists, save searches, and export metadata.

Book Verdict K-12 Pro: This builds on Book Verdict Pro School Library Journal by adding in more than 100,000 reviews from The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide.

Book Verdict Pro Plus: The ultimate collection development resource: You get full Pro functionality and more than 300,000 reviews of books and other media from Library Journal, School Library Journal, The Horn Book Magazine, and The Horn Book Guide.

I’m a subscriber to SLJ (or LJ) — what level of access do I get with my subscription?

Your valid print subscription entitles you to Book Verdict School Library Journal or Book Verdict Library Journal. Upgrades to Pro functionality or to add access to additional reviews are available for a modest fee.

I’m a subscriber to SLJ (or LJ) — how do I login to Book Verdict?

Simply follow this link and follow the instructions to activate your online access. You’ll need your subscription account number (found on your issue mailing label) to activate your Book Verdict access.

How can I get Pro functionality added to my subscription?

After activating your basic access using the instructions in the previous question, simply follow one the following links or call our customer service team at 866-207-0310 :

LJ subscribers click here to upgrade.

SLJ subscribers click here to upgrade.

How much does Book Verdict Cost?

For complete information on subscribing to Book Verdict, see bookverdict.com/subscribe

We share a print subscription to SLJ (or LJ) among several people at our library — can we share our Book Verdict access as well?

A single print subscription copy entitles you to two user accounts to Book Verdict: the subscription owner plus one additional.

Help. I can’t login!

We’re here to help. Simply call our customer service team at 866-207-0310 and we’ll get it all straightened out.

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