COVID-19 Updates

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September 22nd Update

Vaccine receipts are not required to enter library facilities.

Need to print your vaccine receipt? We can help!

Come into any library location and use our computers to print your proof of vaccination. We are happy to provide assistance. 

Step 3 : July 26th Update

On Monday, July 26, all Libraries and Citizen Service Centres will enter Step 3. Step 3 service levels are outlined below. 

Health & Safety Protocols

  • In accordance with instructions by Public Health Sudbury & Districts, residents are required to wear a face covering or non-medical mask when visiting any indoor City facility and are asked to use hand sanitizer prior to entry.
  • Branches will have an increased occupancy limit unique to each location.
  • High touch surfaces, including computer keyboards, will be cleaned regularly during opening hours. Each library branch will be thoroughly cleaned following closing each day.
  • You are encouraged to use Debit/Credit cards but cash is accepted.

Access to Public Spaces

  • Washrooms are available to the public. 
  • Study rooms at the South End and Valley East locations are available for a maximum of 1 hour. 

Access to Collections

  • Library collections are available for browsing and in-person borrowing. 
  • Curbside service will remain available upon request. For more information on curbside pickup, visit our FAQ.
  • We continue to offer Interlibrary loans service.
  • 3D equipment is available at this time.
  • Newspapers are available.

Access to Computers/Printers

  • Computer use will increase to a maximum of 2 hours per patron and by availability. 
  • Copying, faxing and scanning are available.
  • Wireless printing remains available by following these instructions

Access to the Makerspace

  • 3d printing is available by request. Use this form to submit a request to have library staff complete your print job.
  • Access to the makerspace is available. Access to tools and equipment is limited to booked appointments.
  • For any questions, or to book an appointment to use the makerspace, please email benjamin.smeets@greatersudbury.ca.

Library Services

  • If you don't have a library card, but would like to access our digital collection, submit an online request and we can create a library card to access only digital resources. 
  • Reference services are available during opening hours in person and after opening hours via phone messages and email.
  • Homebound delivery of library materials is continuing through family members. 
  • Volunteer opportunities are not available.
  • Donations of reading materials are accepted.
  • Late fees remain waived until further notice.
  • Donations of cell phone, batteries etc. continue to be accepted, provided patrons place the items directly into the donation bins located indoors.

Library Programming

Citizen Service Centres

Residents who require Citizen Service Centre services are encouraged to call ahead and may be asked to make an appointment for some services.


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.