Canadian Institutional Repositories

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An institutional repository (IR) is a digital collection of an institution's intellectual output. IRs are a key infrastructure component in the digital environment because they provide better access to our digital assets and they ensure that digital objects are managed appropriately.

Since 2003, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries has been promoting the use of institutional repositories in Canada through the CARL Institutional Repositories Program. As a result, nearly 100% of CARL members have implemented an IR at their institution.


What if my institution does not have an institutional repository?

 Institutional Repositories in Canada

British Columbia
University of British Columbia cIRcle
University of Victoria UVicSpace
Kwantlen Polytechnic University KORA
Royal Roads University DSpace @ RRU
Simon Fraser University Summit
Vancouver Island University VIUSpace

Athabasca University AUSpace
University of Alberta 
Education & Research Archive
University of Calgary Institutional Repository
University of Lethbridge Institutional Repository
MacEwan University RO@M
Mount Royal University Institutional Repository


University of Regina oURspace

University of Manitoba MSpace
University of Winnipeg WinnSpace


University of Toronto T Space
York University York Space
University of Ottawa uO Research
Carleton University CURVE
Queen’s University QSpace
McMaster MacSphere
University of Waterloo UWSpace
UWO Scholarship @ Western
Brock University Digital Repository
University of Guelph The Atrium
Wilfred Laurier Scholars Commons @ Laurier
Ryerson Digital Commons @ Ryerson
Lakehead University ThunderSpace
Laurentian University LUzoneUL
University of Windsor Scholarship at UWindsor 

Concordia University Spectrum

Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Université Laval Collection mémoires et thèses
McGill University eScholarship@McGill 
Université de Montréal Papyrus

École Polytechnique de Mtl – PolyPublie
UQÀM archipel
UQO Dépôt institutionnel
UQ-ÉTS – Espace ÉTS
UQÀR Sémaphore
UQ - Télé-université R-libre
UQTR Dépôt numérique
UQÀC Constellation
UQ Abitibi Témiscamingue et Cégep Depositum
Université Sherbrooke Savoirs


Atlantic provinces 
Dalhousie University DalSpace
UPEI Island Scholar
Memorial University Research Repository
University of New Brunswick RiverRun Digital Repository
Mount Saint Vincent University Mount E-Commons

Saint Mary’s University Institutional Repository

Other OA repositories in Canada 
PubMed Central Canada
International Development Research Centre Digital Library
National Research Council Publications Archive
Dépôt Érudit
CAUL Atlantic Islandora Repository Network - CAIRN
(Council of Atlantic University Libraries)