Ontario Colleges Library Service

Collaborative solutions and services for Ontario’s college libraries

The Ontario College Library Service (OCLS) delivers efficient, reliable services to the province's 24 publicly funded colleges and their libraries and learning resource centres. OCLS's core services are provided at no additional cost to the colleges, while additional services are available on a cost recovery basis for those libraries that choose to participate. OCLS leverages the collective purchasing power of the colleges to achieve cost efficiencies and works closely with representatives from the college libraries to provide the best possible resources to students, faculty, and staff.

Principal Consortial Functions
Electronic content licensing
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Other Functions
centrally hosted integrated library system; remote authentication; virtual reference; research; contract management for selection, acquisition, and cataloguing; institutional repository