Local Content

Do you have any locally produced materials that you would like to make available to the consortium?

Local Content can be shared as EPUBs, MP3s, and MP4s (streaming video) including:

Donated digital books by local authors
Educational materials / documents produced by libraries
Local histories
Interviews with local authors, historians, etc.


  • Local Content materials will be available to all patrons using the Ontario Library Service Download Centre site. 15 copies of each title will be made available using the one copy / one user model.
  • In order to publish a title through Local Content, your library must confirm that the creator/contributor owns the copyright for that title. OverDrive has provided an agreement template that libraries can use if they wish (please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see a sample).
  • Libraries must avoid submitting content to OverDrive that they would normally distribute via OurDigitalWorld
  • Epub files must be no larger than 100 MB (most EPUBs are under 5 MB). SOLS will validate each title before uploading using an EPUB validator.
  • To make a submission, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., E-Resources Consultant

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