CataList Help Manual

Welcome to the CataList Help Manual.  Here you will find general information about the CataList project, resources to help you get started, and step-by-step instructions on how to use the features in CataList. Can't find the answers you need? Send your questions to

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General resources

Resources for Publishers

Information on bibliographic data imports and updates, ONIX mapping into CataList, the reading copy request process and more.

Resources for Retailers

Find a quick start guide, information on /wiki/spaces/CAT/pages/1376515 reporting in CataList, using CataList with your POS system and more.

See the list of Current Promotions & Specials for Independent Booksellers.

Resources for Libraries

Find a quick start guide, information on exporting to various formats including MARCvoting for Loan Stars and more.


Partner programs

NetGalley is an online resource that allows professional readers to request access to digital galleys. If you are a reviewer, blogger, journalist, librarian, bookseller, educator, or in the media, you can use NetGalley for FREE to request, read and provide feedback about forthcoming titles.

How CataList works with NetGalley

Loan Stars is a readers’ advisory service that allows library staff across Canada to collaboratively select their favourite forthcoming titles. Using CataList, library staff can nominate their favourite adult fiction and non-fiction titles, the most popular of which will be marketed to libraries and library users alike.

See our Loan Stars - Program Information page for all the details about how publishers can get involved, and librarians can read, request and vote for titles.

You can also visit the Loan Stars website.