More Canada for Your Library

Over 70,000 Canadian books and public policy documents, licensed for library use.

*Pronounced "day-libris"

dèsLibris is

A Database

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.

A Storefront

The free public site presents previews of all book titles with links to publisher sites and online bookstores.

Open Access

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.

Focus on Canada

desLibris gives libraries a simple way to present the Canadian point of view on any subject, from Aboriginal Affairs to Zoological Research.

Ownership Models

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.

Canadian Books

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.

Open Access Documents

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.

Discovery Tools

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.

Subscription Model

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.

Read Online or Offline

Books may be downloaded for offline use on any device equipped with a browser.

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