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TAC Bookstore Offers New Features and Titles

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Transportation Association of Canada’s (TAC) Bookstore is THE source for roadway-related technical guidelines and best practices in Canada, including new versions of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada – Fifth Edition (2014) and the Pavement Asset Management Design Guide (2013).

Accessed via the Association’s website, the bookstore provides a brief sketch of the contents of over 200+ titles in English and French, with preferred pricing (up to 30% discounted) offered to TAC members. Free resources and tools for immediate download, including reports, primers, briefings and conference proceedings, are also listed. Users can enter the bookstore as a TAC member or shop as a guest at regular rates; they can browse titles by category, or use the search feature at the top right of the page.

Many of TAC’s publications are available in both hard copy and e-book formats. TAC's e-books include innovative features such as mobile accessibility and digital notation that can be synchronized across several platforms, as well as shared with other e-book purchasers.

E-books are EPUB Files

It is important to note that e-books sold by TAC are not PDF, but EPUB files. To use the e-books, purchasers first download the VitalSource Bookshelf application and may then download their e-book to a computer, access it online and on a mobile device (Apple or Android) like a smartphone or tablet. Users have the ability to insert notes into their e-book and even share the notes with others who have purchased the same e-book.

Syncing the e-book and any notes between workstations, online and mobile devices is done automatically. E-books include restrictions to allow copying/pasting/printing a maximum of 5 pages at a time in order to protect TAC’s copyright of the material.

Member Prices up to 30% Lower

TAC member prices are up to 30% lower than those offered to non-members. Member rates are automatically provided when a member enters the bookstore after having their status authenticated when they login.  Quantity, and student discounts, are also available.

  • A 10% discount applies to orders of 10 or more copies of a single title, shipped to the same address at the same time.
  • Student pricing of $199 on both the Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads (1999) and the Pavement Asset Design and Management Guide (2013) is offered to full-time students providing proof of eligibility. Students must email publications@tac-atc.ca with their academic program name, course title, name of professor or dean, and copy of their student ID, for instructions.  They can call 613-736-1350 x256 with questions or for more information.

To find out if your organization is already a TAC member, and receive preferred pricing for TAC publications and other benefits, contact us at services@tac-atc.ca or 1-613-736-1350 x235.

For information about TAC Bookstore policies, payments, working with e-books, shipping and other useful information, please read the FAQs.  If you need assistance with your order, please contact our customer service team at Gilmore Global at tac@gilmore.ca or 1-800-795-6661, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, EST.