Institutional Pricing 

    Canadian Electronic Library is available on the desLibris platform by subscription.


    The “Complete Collection” includes all public documents and those books made available by their publishers for subscription licensing. New titles are added daily to the collection, which in mid 2019 numbers over 80,000 titles. More information on the Complete Collection here

    Institutional/library pricing is based on account type, population served (with discounts based on location and language.)


    To add desLibris to your library or corporate account, please open an account. 

    Open an Institutional Account
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    When your account is in place, your profile will provide exact pricing for all available content based on your institution type and population served. 
    Orders may be placed here with one click on the Order/Trial button. The content ordered will be added to your account immediately with 30-day invoice terms, which allow for a free trial period. 

    Complete Collection: Canadian Books and Public Policy Documents

    Note: The Documents-only subscription option has been discontinued in 2019. 

    The only subscription configuration now offered is the Complete Books and Documents service, which includes all Public Documents and all Books licensed for subscription by their publishers.  
    To offset the effect of price increases for former Documents-only subscribers, a single concurrent user license option is also available. This option applies the single-user limit to the Books collection only; Documents remain covered by unlimited multiple user license.

    ​More on Collection Changes.


    Academic Library

    ​Academic Subscriber Bonus Plan

    All new or renewing Academic Library subscriptions starting in 2020 are granted a credit of 10% of the subscription invoice amount (with a $1000 maximum.)  This credit is issued upon receipt of payment of subscription invoices issued in the period from Sept 1/19 through Oct 31, 2020. 

    The credit, which has no expiry date, may be applied to the purchase of perpetual access licenses from the desLibris catalogue or to future subscription renewals.

    Subscriber Bonus Plan Details
    Licensed Access  Per FTEMinimumMaximum
    ​ Unlimited Simultaneous Multiple Users $ 1.10$ 2800$ 27000
    ​One Concurrent User  per Title*
     $ .50$ 1400$ 14000

    Special Library or Corporation

    Access LicensePrice
    IP-AuthenticatedUnlimited Simultaneous Multiple Users$ 2800
    IP-AuthenticatedOne Concurrent User  per Title*$  1400
    PasswordOne Concurrent User  per Title*$  800 

    Public or School Library System

     AccessLicense Per FTEMinimumMaximum
     IP-Authenticated Unlimited Simultaneous Multiple Users$  .10 / Cardholder$ 2800$ 28000

    *The single concurrent user limit applies to Books only. All Public Documents are licensed for unlimited multiple user access.

    The single-concurrent user license excludes/restricts download to personal devices. See more on Concurrent User licenses.
    Other pricing conditions:

    Non-Anglophone institutions in Canada and institutions located outside Canada qualify for a 50% discount on the unlimited multiple user price. 

    Prices for Canadian institutions are expressed in Canadian dollars; provincial sales taxes apply.

    For international institutions, prices are expressed in US dollars.

    Discounts are shown on account profiles. 

    A 5% discount is applied to consortium orders.

    More on Concurrent User Options

    ​Irwin Law

    Access  Per FTEMinimumMaximum
    ​ Three Concurrent Users per Title $ .10$ 2500$ 6000
    ​One Concurrent User  per Title*
     $ .50$ 1500$ 3000

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