Providing shared technology and collections for Ontario university libraries and beyond.

Scholars Portal is a service of the Ontario Council of University Libraries. Founded in 2002, Scholars Portal provides a shared technology infrastructure and shared collections for all 21 university libraries in the province.

Through the Scholars Portal online services, Ontario’s university students, faculty and researchers have access to an extensive collection of e-journals, e-books, social science and geospatial data. Scholars Portal also supports the online interlibrary loan platform for Ontario’s universities, a virtual chat reference service, and other tools designed to aid and enhance academic research in Ontario.

Our Services

Accessible Content E-Portal

Providing access to library books in accessible formats.

Ask a Librarian

Connecting users with research assistance through chat.


600,000+ books from the world’s leading publishers.


Store, share, publish and discover research data.


Discover, use, annotate, and share geospatial datasets.


50 million+ articles from over 20 thousand full-text journals.


A web-based data exploration, extraction and analysis tool.


Secure and affordable storage for your digital content.


Usage rights for licensed electronic resources.


Friendly interventions for long-term preservation.

Publishing Services

Hosting for open access publishing platforms.


Connecting users to library resources across Ontario.


A Canadian access and preservation service for digital publications.

Our team

Sohaib Anwar

Systems Support Specialist

Jo Ashley

GIS Analyst

Agnes Bai

Systems and Web Analyst

Alicia Cappello

Dataverse Preservation & Policy Coordinator

Bikramjit Singh Channa

Senior Systems Administrator

Jayanthy Chengan

Senior Programmer/Analyst

Alan Darnell

Director, Scholars Portal Services

Ravit H. David

Digital Production Content Manager

Kate Davis

Assistant Director (Collections & Digital Preservation)

Andy Foster

Senior Systems Administrator

Meghan Goodchild

Research Data Management Systems Librarian (on leave)

Amy Greenberg

Assistant Director (Client & Member Services)

Kara Handren

Metadata Librarian

Grant Hurley

Digital Preservation Librarian

Bartek Kawula

Web & Discovery Services Librarian

Sadia Khwaja

Senior Programmer/Analyst

Amber Leahey

Data & GIS Librarian

Jenna Lemay

Permafrost Preservation Assistant

Qinqin Lin


Victoria Lubitch


Carlos McGregor

Systems Support Specialist

Guinsly Mondésir

Virtual Reference Services Librarian

Kaitlin Newson

Digital Projects Librarian

Sabina Pagotto

Client Services Librarian

Katya Pereyaslavska

Accessibility Librarian

Mohana Sarmiento


Harpinder Singh

Senior Systems Administrator

Amaz Taufique

Assistant Director (Systems and Technical Operations)

Annie Thomas


Jacqueline Whyte Appleby

Scholarly Resources Librarian (on leave)

Wei Zhao

Metadata Librarian


Contact us

Need help with one of our services? Check out our help documentation or contact us below.