Canadian Electronic Library

The desLibris public site offers access to over 70,000 Books and Documents in preview form. The best way for a library to evaluate the complete service is to request a free trial. This will provide fulltext access to all subscription titles with full user functionality (read, download, print, copy) and all administrative tools, including MARC ordering, IP and proxy configuration.

To request a no-obligation trial, Click “Request a trial” which will take a few registration facts, and you’ll have a trial account within 24-48 hours.

Product Offerings

All Subscription Content: Both Books & Documents
Documents only: Open Access Public Documents
Books only: Copyright Books from Canadian publishers
Grey House Publishing: Canadian Directory Information
Ulysses Travel Guides: Canada’s leading travel publisher
Irwin Law: Canada’s leading independent legal publisher

Account Features

Unlimited Simultaneous Users
IP Authenticated
EZ Proxy Support
Downloadable MARC Records
Optional Patron Accounts
Usage Reporting
Priced by FTE or Knowledge Worker
System Wide Pricing Model
Discount for Libraries Outside Canada *

* There is a 50% discount for libraries located outside Canada.

** These prices apply to special and other libraries serving knowledge-worker populations under 100. For populations over 100, Academic prices apply.

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Request Trial

Accounts Receive a 30 Day Trial

After your request is received, we will set up a trial account which will provide you with individual password-based (login) access to the content options you select, as well as an invoice for the content you have selected.

During the trial period you may request changes in content selection; these will be reflected in a revised invoice.

The trial account will remain active and open for 30 days, at which point it will be disabled until payment is received.

When payment has been received (Paypal or credit card payments are accepted) the account will be reactivated, and IP authentication will be implemented to enable multi-user system-wide access.


Academic Public Other **
Complete (Books & Documents)
per $1.00 $0.10 N/A
Min $2,400 $500 $2,000
Max $24,000 $24,000 $2,000
Books Only
per $0.80 $0.08 N/A
Min $2,000 $500 $1,200
Max $20,000 $20,000 $1,200
Documents Only
per $0.30 $0.03 N/A
Min $1,200 $500 $1,200
Max $7,000 $7,000 $1,200
Special Collections (per catalogue)
per $0.30 $0.03 N/A
Min $500 $500 $500
Max $1,000 $2,000 $500
Irwin Law Please see the Irwin Law Catalogue Page