License Options

With a Publisher Account, you may use the distribution services of desLibris and Canadian Electronic Library (CEL) to license your books online to libraries and individuals. (You may also elect not to license your books, or you may do so selectively, title by title.) 

Below is a quick review of licensing options and publisher payments. You'll find full details in the Publisher License Agreement. 

License Option


Applies to markets

Payment to publisher


Limited duration

Libraries and individuals

50% of pool

Purchase single-user*

Perpetual Access

Libraries and individuals

70% of list price

Purchase multi-user*

Perpetual Access


105% of list price


Short-term access

Library patrons and individuals

7% of library list price per 7-day loan

Open Access License

Creative Commons


No royalty

*These options may be set independently for CEL/ebrary and desLibris. But the conditions and payments are identical, so it is best to choose both to maximize exposure and revenue.

More information on setting rights for each title.

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