The provision of public library services is a matter for each local authority in its capacity as a library authority under the Local Government Act 2001. This includes the procurement of books and other library related services. My Department has no direct role in these matters.
I understand that the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) is currently working with the Educational Procurement Service on a collaborative engagement for book stock procurement under the new Office of Government Procurement centralised model. A Working Group has been established by the LGMA to oversee the process. It is planned to publish the national tender later in the year in order to have a national procurement in place for 2017.