Our sponsors and supporters



Gold Sponsors

Bibliofiche Bibliofiche
Contact: Andrea Chan
245 Labrosse
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 1A3
Tel.: 514-336-4340 

Bibliofiche is a Montreal-based company that has served libraries in Quebec and around the world for 46 years. Bibliofiche services include library supplies, furniture, and computer software. The OPALS library management system is one of the earliest open source software initiatives used in libraries and ranked "most positively in response to all (International Survey of Library Automation) survey questions.



iMotion sécurité Image
Contact: Patrick Gagnon
109-1955, chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse
Saint-Laurent, QC H4N 3A8
Tel.: 514-337-0008
Fax: 514-335-5408

At iMotion we believe that libraries need to maintain their relevance in society. Nevertheless, libraries are currently experiencing upheaval, due to a generation of young internet users, social changes and budget cuts. With our portfolio we help libraries in this quest by eliminating repetitive tasks, reducing costs and improving service levels. iMotion brings libraries back to life.



Infor Library and Information Solutions Image
Contact: Dave Alexander
250 Ferrand Dr., 12th Floor
Toronto, ON M3C 3G8
Tel.: 613-646-7919
Fax: 800-759-0126

Manage metadata, customers, and services better. Engage your customers in interactive ways via a rich, bilingual, interactive online experience, market your services, and provide access to digital and traditional materials alike. Manage your collections and provide users with access to information wherever it’s located, all with Infor’s web based local or cloud ILS solutions. Infor helps your library better manage daily tasks, customer relationships, and key performance data to support decision-making. Learn more about Infor products at www.infor.com/libraries.



Librairie Monet Librairie Monet
Contact: Laurent Borrégo 
2752 de Salaberry 
Montréal, QC H3M 1L3 
Tel.: 514 337-4083 
Fax: 514-337-5982

Librairie Monet is known as Montreal’s best specialized bookstore in French-language Youth literature, Comics and Graphic Novels. We are also a reference in General publications and Educational material. Make sure to visit us at the 2017 ABQLA Annual Conference. We will show you Monet PRO, our updated online catalog, specifically developed to fulfill the needs of Librarians and Educators.



Silver Sponsors


Contact: Dan Denault
284 Churchill Ave N.
Ottawa, ON K1Z 5B6
Tel.: 613-327-6561

bibliotheca is dedicated to the development of solutions that help sustain and grow libraries around the world. Our products are designed to provide a welcoming, intuitive and seamless environment for those that use the library – wherever they chose to use it - be that at home, on the move or within the library itself. We have direct operational offices in all major continents. Our Canadian office is based in Ottawa, ON.

We employ over 350 people across the globe with a core expertise in delivering a comprehensive range of library-based digital, RFID, Electromagnetic (EM) Tattle-Tape™, EM/RFID hybrid and barcode self-service products, services and solutions. Expanding upon our core product range, bibliotheca has a strong commitment to develop and introduce cutting-edge digital library solutions including the Cloud Library eBook and audiobook lending service. Our digital platform features content from over 1,000 publishers and is available through almost 3,000 libraries.



Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec Image
Contact: Sarah Déraps
475, boul. De Maisonneuve Est
Montréal, QC H2L 5C4
Tel.: 514-873-1101 x 3195 
Fax: 514-873-9312

Plus grande institution culturelle du Québec par sa fréquentation et la diversité de ses missions, pillier essential de la société du savoir, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) a pour mandat d’offrir un accès démocratique à la culture et à la connaissance. Elle rassemble, conserve et diffuse le patrimoine documentaire québécois ou relatif au Québec. Elle offre aussi les services d’une biliothèque publique d’envergure. BAnQ déploie ses activités dans 12 édifices ouverts à tous: la Grande Bibliothèque, BAnQ Vieux-Montréal et BAnQ Rosemont-La Petite Patrie à Montréal, BAnQ Gaspé, BAnQ Gatineau, BAnQ Québec, BAnQ Rimouski, BAnQ Rouyn-Noranda, BAnQ Saguenay, BAnQ Sept-Îles, BAnQ Sherbrooke et BAnQ Trois-Rivières. En janvier 2016, BAnQ recevait du ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec et de la Ville de Montréal le mandat de faire revivre la bibliothèque Saint-Sulpice, située à Montréal.



Carr McLean Ltd. Image
Contact: Chad Martin
461 Horner Avenue
Toronto, ON M8W 4X2
Tel.: 647-241-9685 
Fax: 800-871-2397

Proudly Canadian owned and operated, we have been sourcing and supplying Library and Archival products to Customers across Canada and around the world for more than 50 years. With each new catalogue, we introduce several new products all carefully selected for you—our customer. We pride ourselves in offering high quality products quickly and efficiently. We encourage our customers to contact us at any time with suggestions and comments on our service levels or product suggestions.  



Drawn & Quarterly Books Inc. Image
Contact: Rebecca Lloyd 
6750 Esplanade Ave., #201
Montréal, QC H2V 4M1
Tel.: 514-279-2221 x 227

Quebec’s only SODEC accredited bilingual graphic novel store is ready to help you get the graphic novels kids want to read into your classrooms and libraries! Quality graphic novels with an emphasis on Quebec and Canadian cartoonists and publishers. We know what kids want to read!


Contact: Amy O’Keeffe
10 Estes Street
Ipswich, MA 01938 (USA)
Tel.: 978-356-6500

EBSCO provides discovery services, online research content (databases, archives, e-books, e-journals & e-packages) and subscription management services for all types of libraries. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.



Contact: Sylvie Corbeil, coordonnatrice colloques et congrès
5100, rue Sherbrooke Est 
3e étage, bureau 300
Montréal, QC H1V 3R9
Tel.: 514-251-3700, poste 3617

GRICS, a non-profit organisation, offers a full portfolio of specialized software solutions and a wide array of implementation, consultation, training, and online support services. We are proud of REGARD, a powerful, integrated, flexible, bilingual, reliable and easy-to-use solution that includes all the tools needed to effectively manage a library.


Les solutions de rangement Prisma

Les solutions de rangement Prisma
Contact: André Cavanagh
933 Rue Michelin
Laval, QC H7L 5B6
Tel.: 450-629-0775, poste 107

Les Solutions de rangement Prisma est une entreprise spécialisée dans le rayonnage a bibliothèque et systèmes de rangement à haute densité. Au fil du temps, elle a développé une expertise remarquable dans les secteurs des bibliothèques, municipale, collégiale, universitaire et des commissions scolaires.



Librairie Clio Librairie Clio
Contact: Sylvie Calder
245N St-Jean
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 3J1
Tel.: 514-695-5557

Librairie Clio is an independent accredited English language bookstore located on Montreal’s West Island. They stock a wide selection of the latest releases and also carry an eclectic range drawn from the backlists of publishers large and small. More importantly they are known for their exceptional service and will gladly accomodate your custom orders and all special requests.



Livres Babar Books Image
Contact: Maya Byers
46 rue Ste Anne #6
Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4P8
Tel.: 514-694-0380
Fax: 514-694-8367

Babar Books is a family-owned and operated bookstore. We have been promoting children’s literacy since 1986 and are excited to be celebrating 30 years. We specialize in literature for children from birth to the end of high school, and for everyone who has an interest in children’s books. We are accredited by the Quebec government as a specialist in literature for youth, which allows us to sell to all schools and libraries throughout the province.

Our knowledgeable staff can help you sift through our 35,000 title collection. We carry a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books in English and French, as well as a large selection of educational games, toys and crafts. We also have resources for teachers and librarians, including free posters and bookmarks.  


Nimble Information Strategies

Nimble Information Strategies Inc.
Contact: David MacKenzie
2820-14th Avenue, Suite 100
Markham, ON L3R 1S9
Tel.: 905-660-8212 | Fax: 905-477-7009

Nimble is a National provider of scanning equipment including microfilm, document, and publication scanners. These include the ScanPro Microform Scanners. In addition to hardware and software, Nimble offers conversion services. These include microfilm to digital, digital to microfilm, paper to digital or microfilm, as well as data entry services.



Paragraphe Bookstore Image
Contact: Katy Tacik
2220 McGill College Ave
Montréal, QC H3A 3P9
Tel.: 514-845-5811
Fax: 514-845-6917

Paragraphe bookstore has been a cornerstone of Montreal’s literary community for the last 30 years. It is one of Canada’s best bookstores due to its excellent customer service, experienced booksellers, and large selection of titles. Paragraphe also hosts many literary events and author appearances.

Our accredited English-language bookstore offers a wide range of products to meet every need. Our specialties include history, current affairs, fiction, Canadian non-fiction, travel, and children’s literature.

Our corporate services
We are the leading supplier of English-language books to Quebec libraries. Paragraphe has access to all English books in print in North America. Whether you are looking for a rare reference publication or the latest bestseller, our dedicated staff will quickly place the order for your library.



Springer Nature

Springer Nature
Contact: Sarah Lu
233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013 (USA)
Tel.: 212-460-1570

Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Springer Nature is the world's largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world's most influential journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.



Bronze Sponsors


Biblio RPL
Biblio RPL Ltée.
Contact: Marie-Eve Denis
1905, boulevard Dagenais Ouest
Laval, QC H7L 5A3
Tel.: 450-625-0700
​Fax: 450-625-0740

Biblio RPL Ltée est une entreprise œuvrant dans le domaine des bibliothèques depuis plus de 30 ans. Depuis janvier 2007, nous avons une division qui se consacre exclusivement à la vente de fournitures pour les bibliothèques et les centres de documentation. Depuis maintenant 2016, une croissance majeure permet aux écoles, municipalités et autres centres de documentations de retrouver plus de 4000 produits. Vous découvrirez un grand choix de chariots ainsi que de présentoirs. Nous avons aussi une grande variété de mobilier pour jeunes. De plus, vous retrouvez le service d’installation de système de sécurité RFID et EM (électro-magnétique). Nous sommes une firme québécoise qui compte aujourd'hui près de 1800 clients au Québec ainsi que dans le reste du Canada.



Gibson Library Connections Image
Contact: Gary Gibson
P.O. Box 1058 
Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4H9
Tel.: 450-458-0677
Fax: 450-458-0677

Gibson Library Connections is a full-service distributor and sales agency serving the Canadian library market. Representing a select number of international publishers, we provide Canadian libraries with a trusted local source for selection and acquisition of valuable electronic resources, as well as after-sale technical support. 


Justin Time

Justin Time Records
Contact: Nancy Marley
CP 23074 Vendôme
Montréal, QC H4A 3V4
Tel.: 514-738-9533

Montreal based Justin Time Records’ first recording was inspired by a particularly swinging evening at local jazz club. It was there that Jim West first heard the Oliver Jones trio and he knew they should be recorded. Justin Time Records was born. The first release was the Oliver Jones Trio featuring Charles Biddle with Bernard Primeau “Live At Biddles Jazz & Ribs”. This was also pianist Oliver Jones’ first foray into jazz as a leader – and his first of 23 recordings for the label!

In the 34 years since its inception – Justin Time has produced some of the finest jazz, blues, world, and gospel recordings available. The label features artists such as Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones, Ranee Lee, the Montreal Jubilation Choir, Lorraine Klaasen, Bryan Lee, Halie Loren, David Clayton-Thomas, Ariel Pocock, Rob McConnell, Brandi Disterheft, and many, many more.



Contact: Carolina Toteda, Program Integration, Marketing Communications
2030 boulevard Dagenais Ouest
Laval, QC H7L 5W2
Tel.: 450-622-2212

LEARN is an educational non-profit organization that offers, at no charge, a wealth of information and online resources. Our mission is to serve the educational lifelong learning needs of the English-speaking community in Quebec that wants to TEACH, to LEARN and to HELP. LEARN offers all students who are eligible to attend English schools in the province, supplemental and complementary educational services to support staying in school and achieving academic success. Our vision is to be the most innovative and collaborative educational organization for the English-speaking community in Quebec.



Ristech Company

Ristech Company Inc.
Contact: Nicola Dow
8-5115 Harvester Road
Burlington, ON L7L 0A3
Tel.: 905-631-7451 | Fax: 905-634-4813

Ristech Company is a leading global distributor of automated digitization solutions. Formed in 1995, we have built our name on a commitment to providing companies with leading-edge technology, convenient service offerings and the expertise and knowledge required to support these technologies.

Ristech offers a broad selection of imaging products, together with the information necessary to make the best choice for your requirements.

Ristech offers customers the most advanced technology available for production scanning and conversion.



Château Ramezay – Musée et site historique de Montréal

Contact Person: Vanessa Jetté
E-mail: info@chateauramezay.qc.ca
280, rue Notre-Dame Est
Vieux-Montréal, QC H2Y 1C5
Tel.: 514-861-3708 | Fax : 514-861-8317


Faculty of Arts and Science, Concordia University


Fox Point Paper & Design Co.

Contact person: Kristy Boisvert
E-mail: kristy@foxpointpaper.com
Tel.: 514-717-1678 


Just for Laughs


Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

E-mail: info@macm.org
185, rue Saint-Catherine Ouest
Montréal, QC H2X 3X5
Tel.: 514-847-6226


Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec

E-mail: accueil@mmaq.qc.ca
615, avenue Sainte-Croix
arrondissement de Saint-Laurent
Montréal, QC H4L 3X6

Tel.: 514-747-7367 | Fax: 514-747-8892


Out of Print


Librarie Paragraphe Bookstore

Contact Person: Katy Tacik
E-mail: katy.tacik@paragraphbooks.com
2220 Avenue McGill College
Montréal, QC H3A 3P9
Tel.: 514-845-6334


Pointe-à-Callière, cité d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal

Contact Person: Marilyne Lévesque
E-mail: communications@pacmusee.qc.ca
350, place Royale
Vieux-Montréal, QC H2Y 3Y5
Tel.: 514-872-9150 


Soul Curry Art & Illustrations

Contact person: Ishita Banerjee, creator
E-mail: soulcurryart@gmail.com
5560 Place Beaminster
Montréal, QC H3W 2M3
Tel.: 514-629-4204


Tesla Amazing

Contact person: Nina Shklyarskaya
E-mail: nina@teslaamazing.com



Contact person: Lise Levac, Senior Sales Consultant
E-mail: lise@wintergreen.ca
C.P. 37 Station Ahuntsic,
Montréal, QC, H3L 3N5
Tel.: 1-800-268-1268 ext. 503 | Fax: 1-800-567-8054