Participation in the Archambault collection is voluntary and open to libraries of any size.

  • The 2014 fees were used to purchase and build the core collection for the September 2014 launch.  Libraries will be contacted every year to confirm their continued participation in the consortia. Continued access to the collection is dependent on ongoing participation and payment of the annual fee.
  • The fees cover the cost of titles and any software or platform fees. In addition, the SOLS administration fee of 5% will be added on the invoice as a separate line item. Please note that HST is added to the subtotal (base fee + administrative fee). 
  • The fee schedule is divided into population bands, where population is determined according to 2016 Census figures. Fees may be amended in subsequent years.  
  • The renewal date for this collection is April 1, 2019. 
Library Population Fee
<1000 $  250
1,001-2,500 $  375
2,501-5,000 $  500
5,001-10,000 $  750
10,001-15,000 $  1,000
15,001-25,000 $  2,100
25,001-40,000 $  2,800
40,001-50,000 $  3,500
50,001-70,000 $  4,200
70,001+ $  5,000

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