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Oxford Dictionaries Online Renewal 2022-2023

Response Deadline: 
June 20, 2022

Subscription Term


July 1, 2022


June 30, 2023

Renewal pricing is now available for the Oxford Dictionaries. This dictionary is made available to BC ELN partner libraries through a national site licence negotiated on behalf of Consortia Canada by BC ELN. The Oxford Dictionaries model allows institutions to choose which languages they license. The Oxford Dictionaries offer from OUP is available in 9 different languages. Pricing is dependent on number of languages chosen. Following successive flat or low increases over the past two years, a 3.5% increase was negotiated for this renewal.



OUP has decided to limit the user levels per database FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS ONLY to 1, 3, and Unlimited. Pricing below reflects this change. This will not affect renewing subscribers user levels. If a new subscriber would like a different access level than noted below, please contact BC ELN.



Oxford Dictionaries, now called Oxford Languages, has the mission to unlock the power of language for learning and for life. Oxford Languages has developed beyond the role of a traditional dictionary publisher, providing language content in more versatile and accessible formats for building and sharing language knowledge worldwide.

All of Oxford Languages’ content aims to describe, rather than prescribe, the way languages are used by people around the world. We take an evidence-based approach to language content creation, looking at real examples of the ways words are used in context to provide an accurate picture of a language.

To gather this evidence, we have a world-class language research programme that utilizes big data technologies to continuously monitor language development in real time.

Our corpora – massive collections of spoken and written language data – track and record the very latest language developments across an enormous variety of publications, covering everything from specialist journals to newspapers to social media posts. Our expert team of lexicographers source all of our descriptive sentence examples from our vast language databases to provide accurate and meaningful descriptions of words in use.

All of our content, sourced via corpora and community initiatives alike, is the result of continuous research and review as we seek to document and describe new language developments as they unfold, providing the world’s most trusted language content.

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Last updated: May 18, 2020


Response Instructions

To RENEW, no response is required from current subscribers as listed below. To CANCEL or to CHANGE OPTIONS, libraries should contact BC ELN by the response deadline.

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Use statistics can be obtained by using your institution login on the admin module for OUP.