Info for Library Staff

What Books Are Ordered Most by Canadian Libraries?

The Loan Stars program relies on data provided by libraries across Canada to inform a data-driven list of the top books ordered by Canadian libraries. If your library system isn’t currently providing data to LibraryData, please get in touch to find out more!


How to participate in Loan Stars

CataList: Be it by genre, publisher, title, ISBN, or author, you can find forthcoming, soon-to-be favourites by browsing through CataList. You can: LibraryData: If you are a staff member in a library that provides data to LibraryData, you can see what’s circulating at systems across the country — top loans, holds, orders, copies owned, etc. You can get the national picture of what is happening in libraries across the country. And if your library provides data to Loan Stars, you get a bonus view of sales across Canada as well! Be sure to sign up for our mailing list to have the top picks and Loan Stars news delivered straight to your inbox.


You can find print-ready posters for each month's lists in the Adult and Jr. archives. For the specialty lists, check the Loan Stars Twitter and Instagram for the latest offerings. Feel free to download and/or print these other pieces of Loan Stars collateral to distribute as you see fit.

Website material

  • Download the Loan Stars Adult top pick badges (PDF, PNG)
  • Download the Loan Stars Jr. top pick badge (PDFPNG)
  • Download the Loan Stars logo (black-type version) (PDF)
  • Download the Loan Stars logo (white-type version) (PDF)

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