From its beginnings in 1963 with the appearance of “Lord Durham’s Report,” the first book in the newly formed Carleton Library Series, the series has gone on to become the most important Canadian initiative to make available classic non-fiction Canadian documents and books in printed form. Published by McGill-Queen’s University Press since 2000, the series now includes well over two hundred titles. Candidates for inclusion in the series are selected by a distinguished editorial board made up of scholars at Carleton University.

Given the importance of the titles in the series to Canadian intellectual and cultural life, and given the CLS’s original mission of making scholarship about Canada accessible to students, researchers, and general readers, McGill-Queen’s University Press has committed to digitizing the entire CLS list. All titles in the series remain also remain available in paperback form.