Library Services Centre

About LSC

For over 50 years, the Library Services Centre (LSC) has stood as an industry leader, serving libraries across Canada. We are a not-for-profit corporation. Our primary concern is serving the current and emerging needs of our clients. Every step of the way, we are there to help.

Whether your library serves 5 million patrons or 50, we provide you the same personal service and attention. Ordering materials shouldn’t be difficult, time-consuming, or costly. We don’t tell you how things have to be, we ask you how you’d like them to be.


Here From The Beginning


Originally the acquisitions and processing arm of the Midwestern Regional Library system (MRLS), the first shipment of books was made in October 1967. When the Midwestern Regional Library System merged with the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) in 1985, the Ontario Library Services Centre was established as a not-for-profit, non-share capital corporation. In 1995, as we expanded our services to the rest of Canada, we dropped the Ontario from our name, and became LSC - Library Services Centre. In 2003, LSC acquired 4 acres of land in Kitchener, and relocated to the 36,000 square foot building that remains our home to this day.


For Libraries, With Libraries


Your patrons are your focus. You are ours. We provide comprehensive acquisitions, cataloguing, processing, and consultancy services for libraries of all sizes and budgets. We continue to revolutionize and expand our services, and keep ahead of trends so that you don’t lose focus on your patrons. Together, we keep Canadian libraries current and innovative.


Welcome to LSC, your partner in library service.


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