COLLECTIONS & COLLECTIVE PURCHASING

As part of our mandate to ensure equitable access to collections and e-resources for public libraries, SOLS negotiates discounts for e-resources, and manages shared e-collections of downloadable materials. We also offer discounts on a range of other products relevant to public libraries.

E-resources

SOLS negotiates the licensing of digital content on a province wide basis, for products that reflect a wide variety of subject areas and patron interests
E-collections

E-collections

We manage two shared collections - downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and videos through OverDrive, and a French-language eBook collection from Archambault

Other Collective Purchasing Agreements

Libraries can access over 50 different purchasing offers, ranging on discounts for library supplies and furnishings, to programmable robots and 3D printers
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E-Resources Ordering

  • Provincial and Supplemental Licensing programs will open in September.  Please see our E-resources page for dates and details
  • Provincial Licensing products and base prices will be the same this year, but libraries still need to place orders for all products, even if purchasing the same products as last year

Resources

The Professional Resources in Learn HQ have a Technology guide with a detailed “E-resources” section, with helpful information on selecting, organizing, managing and providing access to to digital resources.

LearnHQ also offers learning opportunities for Collection Management Skills Development, Technology Skills Development, and Makerspaces.

Contact Us

For assistance with any of our services, please get in touch.