Digital Content

We work in partnership with leading e-content providers to provide a range of relevant and exciting digital content for libraries and students.
John Smith’s offer a range of digital content for academic, corporate and school libraries through our strategic partnerships with Kortext and Digital Content Associates (DCA). 
DCA are one of the UK’s leading digital content specialists and together we offer access to some of the most exciting products available to libraries and individuals today.

For more information on any of the products listed below, to request a trial or arrange a product demonstration please contact John Smith International on



Kortext enables students to download and access their data to up to 5 different devices and with some of the most sophisticated value added functions including cut and paste, full text search and note sharing, Kortext really does allow you to access and work with your content at any place and anytime.

For more information on Kortext please visit or click here to arrange a demonstration.


Zinio for Libraries

If you haven’t started up yet, welcome to the world-wide library phenomenon that over 900 libraries across thousands of library branch locations and almost 500,000 library patrons are raving about - always available – multi-access – cover-to-cover digital magazines from all your favourite brands like Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, The Economist, National Geographic, Rolling Stone – over 2,800 magazines to add to your custom library subscription collection. 

New Zinio subscribers will also get FREE access to 200 e-audiobooks and 75 classic eBooks via the OneClickdigital platform.

IndieFlix for Libraries

IndieFlix for Libraries
 is a dynamic online movie service that curates and brings independent film to the mainstream. Library patrons will have access to thousands of award winning independent and foreign films from over 2,000 film festivals worldwide, whenever and wherever they want.

Features: 4,500+ videos currently live on the site, 95% exclusive
Huge list of categories available
Curation feature (genre, length, award, etc.)
Unlimited, concurrent access

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Universal Class

Universal Class™
 is an online educational service providing a diverse range of courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.  

•Unlimited access to over 500 courses (everything from ABC’s of Algebra to Yoga 101)
•Anytime, anyplace enrolment! No waiting for sessions to start or end
•Friendly instructors providing assessment and feedback
•Engaging video-based lessons 
•Continuing Education Units (CEUs) – Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

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Transparent Language Online
 allows library patrons to follow a simple, linear, learning progression, or jump right in and explore the many exciting language and culture resources.

With 80+ languages to choose from, there is something for every language learner.


 offers the largest collection of digital audiobooks.

• Thousands of multi-access titles

• Highest-quality audio files
• A library service for borrowing unabridged e-audiobooks
• Library members join up and download directly onto any device: PC, Mac, MP3 players, tablets and Smartphone’s
• Anywhere in the world , 24/7, providing a library member 2500+ exclusive titles and growing + 5 new titles monthly.
• Each borrower has access to all the titles all the time…

Fast Pencil

FastPencil for Libraries is a self-publishing platform for new or established authors to develop and edit works, and offers the tools needed to publish the final result.