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GuideStar for Libraries:
Connecting Library Patrons with Nonprofit Information

GuideStar for Libraries turns a library card into a passport to nonprofit information. Now academic and public libraries can give their patrons on-site or remote access to GuideStar Premium.

Try GuideStar for Libraries free for seven days
E-mail libraryservices@guidestar.org

What Patrons Can Do with GuideStar for Libraries

  • Search more than 1.8 million nonprofit organizations using 12 search fields
  • Sort extensive search results by income, category, IRS subsection, NTEE (National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities) code, and more
  • Access all available IRS Forms 990
  • View financial data, including revenue tables, expense tables, and balance sheets
  • Print attractive full reports

Licensing Information

Library services can be configured for delivery to your institution in two ways:

  1. Concurrent Use: Up to 10 users may access the site simultaneously via IP range or static address. Perfect for use by a department, school, or academic library.
  2. Organization-Wide: unlimited, institution-wide access. Perfect for use throughout a campus, public library system, or nonprofit resource center/network.

For more information, please contact us at libraryservices@guidestar.org or 1-866-989-4511.

GuideStar for Libraries Subscribers

Current subscribers include:

  • Carnegie Library
  • Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
  • James J. Hill Reference Library
  • Multnomah County Library
  • Yale University

GuideStar for Libraries at a Glance

What: Library access to GuideStar Premium

Who should subscribe: Libraries whose patrons seek nonprofit information

Why: To give patrons on-site or remote access to GuideStar Premium

How: Combines powerful, easy-to-use tools with GuideStar's most complete nonprofit reports

How much: Starting at $7,500

"The James J. Hill Reference Library subscribes to the Premium option, which provides us with a level of search functionality and organizational detail that we really value. Our clients often want to search by a variety of search criteria to find very specific kinds of nonprofits—for instance, a religious nonprofit in a particular metro area, or an organization with a specific income level and active in voter education and registration. We also value the full access to all available 990 forms and the convenience of the current and historical financial summaries. We can then see how an organization has grown or changed over the years; officer compensation patterns; compare institutions; and more."

Patricia Hoskins
James J. Hill Reference Library

"GuideStar Premium is an invaluable reference tool for working with both the public and students. It is the best single source for locating specific nonprofit organizations or determining what service providers are operating within a designated geographic area. This information is particularly useful when I am working with people in our community who are interested in starting a nonprofit organization. Our students gain a sense of the scope of the nonprofit sector by working with the database and linking NTEE codes with organizations. GuideStar Premium also provides the detailed financial information they need to complete assignments. There is no other information source that brings together as much information at the organizational level."

Fran Huehls, Philanthropic Studies Collections
University Library at IUPUI