News Archive

The Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS) and College Libraries Ontario (CLO) are thrilled to announce that the final Agreement with Ex Libris for the Alma Library Services Platform (LSP) and Ex Libris Primo VE discovery and delivery solution has been signed by OCLS on behalf of the college libraries participating in the Collaborative Library Services Platform (CLSP) Project.

The Help section in ERMA has been renamed to eResources Help and restructured.

Cambrian College and The Learning Portal team are happy to announce a new hub on The Learning Portal.

In partnership with the eResources Steering Committee, OCLS’s eResources team is pleased to announce the launch of the Tracking Tool Project!

The Indigenous Peoples Education Circle (IPEC) and College Libraries Ontario (CLO) are pleased to announce that they have secured $180,000 in funding from the Administrative Services Coordinating Committee (ASCC) for Indigenous Content on The Learning Portal. For full details, please see the joint news release from CLO and IPEC, below.

Joint news release from College Libraries Ontario (CLO) and the Indigenous Peoples Education Circle (IPEC) (PDF)

The OCLS website will be unavailable on Monday, Sept 28, from 7:00-8:00 a.m. for scheduled maintenance. We expect full service to resume before 8:00 a.m. the same day. 

We would appreciate your feedback if you experience any issues with our website after this update, such as repeated connectivity problems, excessive slowness or problems loading a particular page. Please contact Guita Lamsechi with any issues ( Thank you for your patience.

Check out the new and improved Vendors directory! You’ll notice differences in style as well as a stronger search filter that supports keyword searching and phrase searching across all of the Vendor record fields.

(Phrase searching requires that multiple words are wrapped in quotation marks. When multiple words are entered without quotation marks, the system performs a Boolean OR search.)

College Libraries Ontario (CLO) and the Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS) are pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking a new Library Management System for 19 Ontario college libraries as part of their Collaborative Library Services Platform (CLSP) Project. The RFP was released by OCLS on behalf of the 19 Ontario colleges participating in this initiative, using the Cambrian College Public Purchasing Portal. Please note that all questions and enquiries regarding this opportunity should be routed through this portal.

About the CLSP project

OCLS's commitment to demonstrating value continues to be a key element of our Strategic Plan. As such, we are pleased to share our 2019/2020 Performance and Value Indicators infographic, which demonstrates the qualitative and quantitative value that OCLS added to the Ontario college library system during 2019

OECM and eCampus Ontario have announced that they have developed an Audio Video Transcription Services Agreement with three vendors for Ontario colleges and universities, with a fourth potential vendor in negotiations.

OECM and eCampus Ontario will offer an information session on August 12 at 2:00 p.m. EST to provide further information about this agreement. To register, please visit OECM's website.

For more information, including a list of awarded supplier partners and a list of services available through this agreement, please read the news release on eCampus Ontario's website.