About Us

Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS) was established early in 2009 as a non-profit corporation to provide support for the Libraries / Learning Resource Centres of Ontario’s 24 publicly funded colleges of Applied Arts and Technology. OCLS is funded in part by the Government of Ontario.

OCLS provides a suite of centrally funded core services for the benefit of all 24 Ontario college libraries.

Core Services

Colleges Union Catalogue & Collect


Contract Management


Additionally, the college libraries may choose from a suite of opt-in services offered on a cost recovery, fee for service basis. These services include:

Opt-in Services

SIRSI Consortium

Remote Access

Federated Search

Video on Demand

askON Virtual Reference

Professional Services

CORe (Colleges’ Objects Repository)

ACE (Accessible Content E-portal)