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.

OLRC

Secure and affordable storage for your digital content.

OUR

Usage rights for licensed electronic resources.

Permafrost

Friendly interventions for long-term preservation.

Publishing Services

Hosting for open access publishing platforms.

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

Sohaib Anwar

Systems Support Specialist

Jo Ashley

GIS Analyst

Agnes Bai

Systems and Web Analyst

Jayanthy Chengan

Programmer/Analyst

Alan Darnell

Director, Scholars Portal Services - on leave

Ravit H. David

Digital Production Content Manager

Kate Davis

Assistant Director (Collections & Digital Preservation)

Meghan Goodchild

Research Data Management Systems Librarian

Amy Greenberg

Assistant Director (Client & Member Services)

Kara Handren

Metadata Librarian

Andrew Hong

Application Programmer/Analyst

Grant Hurley

Digital Preservation Librarian

Bartek Kawula

Web & Discovery Services Librarian

Sadia Khwaja

Senior Programmer Developer

Amber Leahey

Data & GIS Librarian

Qinqin Lin

Programmer/Analyst

Victoria Lubitch

Programmer/Analyst

Sunil Manikonda

Application Programmer/Analyst

Carlos McGregor

Systems Support Specialist

Guinsly Mondésir

Virtual Reference Services Librarian

Kaitlin Newson

Digital Projects Librarian

Sabina Pagotto

Client Services Librarian

Katya Pereyaslavska

Online Learning & Accessibility Librarian

Bikramjit Singh

Senior Systems Administrator

Harpinder Singh

Senior Systems Administrator

Amaz Taufique

Assistant Director (Systems and Technical Operations)

Annie Thomas

Programmer/Analyst

Jacqueline Whyte Appleby

Librarian (on leave)

Dawas Zaidi

Systems Support Specialist

Wei Zhao

Metadata Librarian

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