Canada's Largest Online eBook Collection

Over 20,000 e-books (fiction and non-fiction) and 55,000 public policy documents within the convenience of an online database. dèsLibris is IP-authenticated, so access for all users coming through a library portal, whether onsite or offsite, is straightforward.

20,000+
e-books
70,000+ documents
Largest Online eBook Collection

Always Free Content Previews dèsLibris is a database of Canadian monographs offering a rich selection of over 20,000 e-books.

Reasons to Subscribe

Add Canadian Content Affordably

With pricing geared to library population, desLibris provides thousands of titles for your library at just pennies per title.

Simple Implementation

Just place a link to desLibris on your e-Resources page. IP authentication removes any barriers to entry for library users, whether on or offsite.

No holds or reserves

All subscription titles are licensed for multiple simultaneous-user access, eliminating a common source of user frustration.

Customized control

Exposure or concealment of content is under library admin control.

More to come

Integration with individual library ebook sites and more open access content are on the horizon for 2017.

Currency without added cost

New books and documents are added every day; over 10,000 new titles were added in the past year without additional charge to subscribers.

Discovery tools

MARC records and integration with third party tools provide added discovery

Open Access

desLibris provides a gateway to open access sources like Internet Archive and Open Library, with more to come.

Read on your Tablet

desLibris supports multiple readers for iOS and Android.

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Free Account

There is no charge for the account. Create as many users as you like. Only pay for subscriptions or purchased content.

Keep Everything in One Place

Accounts allow you to keep your all desLibris resources in one place and accessible from anywhere.

Buy and Share Books

All Purchased Books or Stick It! service documents are available in fulltext to all users in the account.

Stacking Permissions

With stacking permissions, users within the account may also easily access all content licensed by a library of which the user is a member.

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The Online Reader

The desLibris online reader helps you find what you need and keep organized. All personalized elements (annotations,bookmarks) remain updated and available anywhere (on shared machines or your own) and are unique to each user in the account.

Subscriptions

Subscription content is available to all users in the account. Pay only for the number of concurrent users you need.

Available Subscriptions

Read on Your Tablet

desLibris supports multiple readers for iOS and Android.

Click Here to Get the Latest Information

Free Account

There is no charge for the account. Only pay for subscriptions or purchased content.

Keep Everything in One Place

Individual Accounts allow you to keep your desLibris Courseware, Supplementary reading and desLibris subscribed content in one place.

Buy Your Own Books

Purchase your own Books or the Stick It! service for documents.

Stacking Permissions

With stacking permissions, individual account holders may also easily access all content licensed by a library of which the individual is a member.

Learn More

The Online Reader

The desLibris online reader helps you find what you need and keep organized. All personalized elements (annotations,bookmarks) remain updated and available anywhere (on shared machines or your own).

Get Your own Subscription

If you don't have access to a library holding a desLibris Documents Subscription you can sign up for your own from your account. Both annual and monthly subscriptions are available.

Read on Your Tablet

desLibris supports multiple readers for iOS and Android.

Click Here to Get the Latest Information

Collections Available

A curated collection of key public policy documents of lasting reference value from Canadian governments, think tanks, academic centres and advocacy groups.

Currently over 70,000 titles. Subscribing libraries can provide their users with fulltext online, plus the ability to download DRM-free PDFs for personal use. New documents are added on a regular basis.

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Over 16,000 titles from 90 of Canada’s leading scholarly and independent publishers.

New titles are added regularly throught the year.

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Groups of titles from specialized publishers, including Irwin Law and Ulysses Travel Guides.

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Most copyright titles in desLibris are available for library licensing under perpetual access terms.

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