College Library Electronic Access Rights | CLEAR


CLEAR (College Library Electronic Access Rights) is a tool that assists college library users in determining what they can and cannot do with electronic resources accessed from the library. Using OCUL's OUR Usage Rights software, CLEAR provides a simple interface for entering and displaying summaries of permitted uses identified in licence agreements.  

CLEAR Central is the consortial instance, providing a record for each library resource managed by OCLS. It is provided at no additional cost as part of OCLS’s eResources Management service.

CLEAR Local provides participating college libraries with their own branded CLEAR site. CLEAR Local instances are populated with applicable records from CLEAR Central, as well as records created by the library for licence agreements not managed by OCLS. 

Contact Information

  • For support with this service, contact Holly Sarvari.

  • If your college is interested in participating in CLEAR Local, contact us at

Participating Colleges

The following colleges participate in CLEAR Local:


CLEAR/Primo VE integration

  • GitHub Link - CLEAR/Primo VE code and instructions

  • Primo VE Customization Best Practices - Ex Libris Knowledge Centre page

  • - OCLS PowerPoint slides

CLEAR Primo Integration Plug-In Meeting Recording


Usage Statistics

OCLS provides CLEAR Local usage statistics four times per year: April, July, October, and January on each college’s library hub.