Provincial Licensing: E-resources (Formerly Tier 2)

Provincially licensed products are now available as a consortium purchase for Ontario public libraries. (Ordering Period: Sept. 25 - Oct. 20, 2017)

By aggregating orders, significant discounts are achieved for participating libraries. In 2016, 211 libraries ordered 72 different databases and spent over $2.8 million. 

  • Prices listed (password protected) will be per capita and are in Canadian dollars not including HST. Vendors have provided prices for various population bands. We aggregate orders, however, to achieve the highest discounts and the final cost will almost certainly be lower.
  • When ordering, you will be asked to choose an invoice date: December 2017 or January 2018
  • Licenses will be for one year, starting on January 1, 2018. If you order products you did not have in the past, vendors will be in touch directly with access information.

Need assistance with choosing products? Try using the Product List with Evaluation Form

Please review's Terms of Use. For questions, comments and suggestions regarding this website, please Contact SOLS Helpdesk.

The Southern Ontario Library Service  is working to make our website accessible to all. We welcome comments and suggestions on access improvements and encourage you to take a look at our updated Accessibility Policy. If you require a particular PDF or word document in an accessible format, please do not hesitate to contact us. We also offer BrowseAloud reading support - click on the orange graphic to the right to launch.  Learn more about BrowseAloud.

The support of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is gratefully acknowledged.