A simple link posted on a library A-Z list opens the door for library users to read online and download books to personal devices.
The free public site presents previews of all book titles with links to publisher sites and online bookstores.
All Public Documents are available for reading online without restrictions. A library subscription provides additional benefits.
All subscription titles are licensed for unlimited concurrent users. Holds and reserves do not apply.
$.05 per cardholder or less in public libraries; $.70 or less in academic.
desLibris gives libraries a simple way to present the Canadian point of view on any subject, from Aboriginal Affairs to Zoological Research.
Books which may not be available on subscription can be added to a library site with a few clicks, so patron demand can be instantly satisfied.
Books from Canadian independent publishers are often low on the priority list for libraries when budgets are strained by foreign exchange, popular demand for the latest “Vampire” or “Shade” best-seller. desLibris is a simple way to stock catalogues with the latest offerings from over 100 Canadian publishers.
Public Documents are updated on desLibris daily. Books are updated as they are delivered from publishers.
We maintain a watch on more than 1000 public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, think-tanks, university research centres and other public interest groups to keep abreast of their new publications, which are made available to the public without charge.
desLibris provides libraries with everything they need to quickly put contents into circulation, including high-quality MARC records for every title, integration with major Discovery Services like OCLC Worldcat, Ebsco Discovery Services and Serials Solutions.
The desLibris subscription license, which delivers over 60,000 Books and Documents in ready-to use form, with regular updates, is the most cost-effective answer to maintaining a strong Canadian collection.
Books may be downloaded for offline use on any device equipped with a browser.
desLibris collects Canadian “born digital” govdocs into a comprehensive collection and made it available to subscribers online. Licences are surprisingly liberal and subscription costs reasonable, so that it is as easy for law firms to subscribe as it is for a larger public or academic library.
By supplying documents in an aggregated form along with MARC cataloguing, Canadian Electronic Library provides a vital service for both libraries and the organizations whose publications it covers.
Much useful information is hidden in technical reports of research bodies, varying from university research institutes to think tanks such as the Fraser Institute. Even though many are available in on the Internet, these publications are difficult for libraries to make accessible.
desLibris is an excellent Canadian product.
We place a high value on this unique service.
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