Scholars Portal Books provides access to a wide range of scholarly digital texts on a single platform. Most of our content is from academic publishers, and is available to Ontario universities that have purchased ebooks with perpetual access rights. Some collections on the platform are available to universities across Canada, some are available to Ontario colleges, and some are open access or public domain and available to all.

The collections loaded here were selected by your library to support the research and teaching mission of your university. Publishers represented on the platform include Oxford University Press, Emerald, IEEE, Springer, and Taylor & Francis.


The Association of Canadian University Presses (ACUP) collection includes titles from fourteen Canadian academic presses made available to universities across Canada through an agreement between the Association of Canadian University Presses, eBOUND, Scholars Portal, and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network.

Some books in this collection are restricted to a single user at a time. If you choose, you can use Adobe Digital Editions or similar software to read these books offline.



Other collections on Scholars Portal Books include the ACE Collection for users with print disabilities, the Plangere collection of Canadian musical scores, and the Ontario Government Documents collection.

Users can search within collections using the drop-down menu on the search page.

Click the drop-down menu labeled "Collection" on the search page to search within collections.

Scholars Portal Books is also linked to the Internet Archive’s Canadian Libraries collection. To include this content in your search, select the box to Include: Historical texts from The Internet Archive on the search page.

Tick the box beside "Historical texts from The Internet Archive" to include the Internet Archive's Canadian Libraries collection within your search.