GSPL and Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Current Status

All Libraries and Citizen Service Centres will remain open for contactless curbside pickup. For more information on curbside pickup, visit our FAQ.

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Library Services

  • Reference services are available during opening hours via phone messages and email.
  • Homebound delivery of library materials is continuing through family members. 
  • We continue to offer Interlibrary loans service.
  • Volunteer opportunities are not available.
  • Donations of reading materials are not being accepted at this time.

Printing Services

  1. Submit print requests from your personal device or home computer following these instructions.
  2. Retrieve your print job from the GSPL location that you selected. Call ahead to ensure that the print request has been received.

We are currently not accepting cash payments. We can add the amount of the print job to your library account or you can pay by debit/credit.

Citizen Service Centres

Residents who require Citizen Service Centre services can contact the facility directly to discuss options, as many services are available by telephone or online at Residents should avoid all non-essential visits to Libraries and Citizen Service Centres.


Please use exterior drop boxes. All returned materials will be disinfected or quarantined for an appropriate period of time before being recirculated.

Late fees remain waived until further notice.

Library Material

What if I am having trouble with my existing card or difficulty accessing digital resources?

If you require assistance with your library account or any of our digital resources, please submit an online request or contact the Greater Sudbury Public Library via telephone and leave a message. We will respond to messages as soon as possible.

Library staff are also monitoring our social media and you can request a new library card or PIN reset via Facebook Messenger.

What if I don't have a library card, but would like to sign up to access digital items?

If you don't have a library card, but would like to access digital items, please submit an online request or contact the Greater Sudbury Public Library via telephone and leave a message. We will respond to messages as soon as possible to provide you with a temporary library card.

How can I suggest a title for purchase?

Fill out this form.


Effective Wednesday, April 1st, hoopla borrows have been increased from the regular 6 items a month to 10 per GSPL cardholder, subject to change. 

Library Programming

The GSPL programming team is working hard on bringing digital programs to you in the comfort of your home. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Keep checking our website and social media for more information about Library programming.

How to Access the Library from Home

Our digital services are always available!

Download eBooks and audiobooks, flip through magazines and stream movies and music. Online research tools and online learning tutorials are also a great choice. 

For help using any of these services, call or email your local GSPL branch.

Public Health & Safety

For credible sources of information on how to stay informed and be prepared, visit Public Health Sudbury & District, as well as the other websites listed below.

For up-to-date information about COVID-19 in the City of Greater Sudbury, visit the City of Greater Sudbury.

Access to Free Online Resources

The GSPL is working hard to not only bring our own online resources to our patrons, but to bring other important literary resources as well. Our staff has compiled a list of free e-resources, designed to bring content into the homes of library users.

We are proud to announce that included in these resources is the soft launch of the Greater Sudbury Heritage Database.