Our Collections

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  1. National Collections
    Includes literary awards, CBC Massey Lectures, and the Truth and Reconciliation Reports.
  2. Regional Collections
    Includes projects contributed or funded by our provincial and territorial partners.
  3. Reading Programs
    Includes summer reading clubs, First Nations Communities READ, and CBC Canada Reads.
  4. Books for Young People
  5. A good place to browse for books for kids and young adults... find many more by searching.


1. National Collections

About our Awards Collections

At every opportunity, we negotiate with awards committees for advance access to shortlists and award winners so that the books can be available in accessible formats on the same day (or as close to it as possible) that they are announced publicly. We appreciate the help and support of organizations like the Scotiabank Giller Prize, CBC Canada Reads, TD and BC Summer Reading Clubs, Governor General's Literary Awards, and, the Southern Ontario Library Service for partnering with us.

Our collections generally include both winners and shortlisted titles, and, where possible, titles from the award long lists. A number of titles are not included in our collections because they are available commercially in accessible formats, and we are prohibited by the Copyright Act from producing these works. That said, when we are able to purchase rights to commercially available titles, we include them in our collections. For full lists of nominated or shortlisted titles, please visit the program websites included in each description below. Please contact us if you have any questions about these collections.

2. Regional Collections

3. Reading Programs

4. Books for Young People

 

(Updated 9 August, 2018)