Enrollment & Fees

This consortium is still open to public libraries that serve a population of under 100,000, that are not already using OverDrive, and who have an ILS (Integrated Library System).  Learn more about enrollment.

Fee Schedule

  • Effective January 1, 2018, the fee schedule will be as follows. 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).
  • Population figures will be based on the most recent data available from Census Canada (currently the 2016 data).
Library Population Fee
<1000 $     510
1,001-2,500 $     765
2,501-5,000 $  1,020
5,001-10,000 $  1,530
10,001-15,000 $  2,040
15,001-25,000 $  4,284
25,001-40,000 $  5,712
40,001-50,000 $  7,140
50,001-70,000 $  8,568
70,001+ $  10,200

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How long is my library's commitment to this collection?
    Answer: 1 year (January to December)
  2. Can I join the collection after January 1, 2018? Or: If I decide not to join with the other libraries for January 1, 2018, can I join at some point after that?
    Answer: Libraries are allowed to join after January 1, but SOLS is unable to prorate fees.
  3. Is it possible to still access the collection but not the new titles if I do not choose to pay the fee schedule?
    Answer: No. If you choose not to pay the fee you will no longer have access to the OverDrive collection at all. This situation is the exact opposite of what occurs with the participants in the NetLibrary shared collection.
  4. What will SOLS' role be with the provincial collection?
    Answer: SOLS will continue to be the main point of contact with OverDrive and to manage the Download Centre site. We have established two OverDrive Provincial Consortium Committees with representation from participating libraries to deal with management and collection development matters.
  5. If I wish to start my own OverDrive Collection with my own website can I continue to access the provincial collection?
    Answer: By starting your own collection with your own website you no longer have access to the provincial collection.
  6. Can I rejoin the provincial collection after dropping out for a year?
    Answer: Yes

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