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.

Books

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

Dataverse

Store, share, publish and discover research data.

GeoPortal

Discover, use, annotate, and share geospatial datasets.

Journals

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

odesi

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

Publishing Services

Hosting for open access publishing platforms.

OLRC

Secure and affordable storage for your digital content.

OUR

Usage rights for licensed electronic resources.

Permafrost

Friendly interventions for long-term preservation.

RACER

Connecting users to library resources across Ontario.

SFX

Linking users to full-text resources across the web.

TDR

A Canadian access and preservation service for digital publications.

Our team

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Sohaib Anwar

Systems Support Specialist

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Jo Ashley

GIS Analyst

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Agnes Bai

Systems and Web Analyst

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Jayanthy Chengan

Programmer/Analyst

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Alan Darnell

Director, Scholars Portal Services - on leave

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Ravit H. David

Digital Production Content Manager

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Kate Davis

Assistant Director (Collections & Digital Preservation)

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Meghan Goodchild

Research Data Management Systems Librarian

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Amy Greenberg

Assistant Director (Client & Member Services)

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Kara Handren

Metadata Librarian

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Andrew Hong

Application Programmer/Analyst

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Grant Hurley

Digital Preservation Librarian

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Bartek Kawula

Web & Discovery Services Librarian

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Sadia Khwaja

Senior Programmer Developer

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Amber Leahey

Data & GIS Librarian

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Qinqin Lin

Programmer/Analyst

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Victoria Lubitch

Programmer/Analyst

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Sunil Manikonda

Application Programmer/Analyst

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Carlos McGregor

Systems Support Specialist

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Guinsly Mondésir

Virtual Reference Services Librarian

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Kaitlin Newson

Digital Projects Librarian

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Sabina Pagotto

Client Services Librarian

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Katya Pereyaslavska

Online Learning & Accessibility Librarian

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Bikramjit Singh

Systems Support Specialist

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Harpinder Singh

Systems Support Specialist

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Amaz Taufique

Assistant Director (Systems and Technical Operations)

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Annie Thomas

Programmer/Analyst

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Jacqueline Whyte Appleby

Librarian (on leave)

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Dawas Zaidi

Systems Support Specialist

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Wei Zhao

Metadata Librarian

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Contact us

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