CloudSource OA makes it easy for your library to take advantage of the growing body of Open Access content available today. Get access to a comprehensive collection of vetted, quality OA articles, journals, eBooks, OER and more delivered seamlessly and intuitively to your end users.

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A new offer for Library Lever Members

CloudSource OA delivers vetted, quality OA articles, eTextbooks, and eBooks in a seamless and intuitive way to your end users

Academics & Publics


At launch, CloudSource OA will feature 40M items from respected publishers. This collection will grow with ongoing additions and updates. Ultimately, libraries will be able to create profiles to curate unique collections from over 40M OA items.


CloudSource OA features a user-friendly interface with powerful searching facilitated by enhanced item level metadata and full-text indexing. The platform is optimized for mobile devices and meets WCAG 2.1AA accessibility compliance standards.

Course Support

The CloudSource OA package includes Course Lists, a full suite of tools to facilitate library and faculty collaboration on affordable learning initiatives. LTI integration with Learning Management Systems makes it easy for the library to meet students and faculty where they spend most of their time—in the LMS course pages.

CloudSource OA Highlights

  • Instant access to content without login
  • Uncluttered look and feel
  • Clearly labeled download button
  • “Save to list” functionality
  • Citation export
  • Links to the item on the publisher site
  • Automated delivery of usage stats

  • Analytics

    Easily measure and analyze the success of the library’s Open Access initiatives with usage statistics delivered to your inbox or to BLUEcloud Analytics.

    The Offer

    We are excited to work with CloudSourceOA because they are making it possible for libraries to embrace Open Access publishing in a way that is easy for staff and patrons alike.  

    Rob Karen
    Library Lever Founder
    Creative director
    Discount Offer 

    Library Lever members receive up to a 40% discount on setup and ongoing subscription for CloudSource OA.

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    Provide more for less

    Drawing on a pool of over 40 million articles and books licensed for Open Access, libraries can expand the breadth and depth of their digital collections, track OA usage, and analyze database overlap to develop collection strategies that have greater impact. Many libraries can expand their current article collections and pay a fraction of the price of traditional subscription products.

    Support student success

    CloudSource OA makes it easier for libraries to support students who are looking for high-quality research materials. With millions of peer-reviewed OA books and articles covering a wide range of disciplines, the library can offer student researchers a wealth of information accessible from anywhere without requiring a library card or pin for access.

    Increase library usage

    Making research more efficient is one way libraries can demonstrate value in the community. Unlike legacy systems designed to keep content behind a paywall, the CloudSource OA platform has been designed to optimize the end-user experience and integrates with Enterprise making it easy for patrons to find.  The CloudSource OA platform saves users time and frustration, leading to return visits.

    Promote OA publishing

    CloudSource OA makes it easy for the library to highlight OA content and drive its use, which incentivizes future Open Access publishing. While other discovery systems tend to “promote” the OA movement by simply indicating which articles have an available OA version, CloudSource OA highlights open collections, promoting the movement and generating user confidence in the results.

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