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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View SalesData on-hand and on-order data on title detail pages.

General resources

Resources for Retailers

Find a quick start guide, information on integrated SalesData 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 MARC, and more.

Help Topics


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 the readers' advisory tool that allows libraries across Canada to indicate popular upcoming titles. Using LibraryData, the library data aggregation service, the forthcoming titles with the most orders become Loan Stars top picks! Along with Adult and Junior lists, Loan Stars periodically releases lists identifying the top-ordered Canadian-authored titles as well as genre-specific lists.

You can also visit the Loan Stars website.