Community Access Program

What is CAP?

The Community Access Program (CAP) is a Government of Canada initiative, administered by Industry Canada, that aims to provide Canadians with affordable public access to the Internet and the skills they need to use it effectively.

With the combined efforts of the federal, provincial and territorial governments, community groups, social agencies, libraries, schools, volunteer groups and the business community, CAP helps Canadians, wherever they live, take advantage of emerging opportunities in the new global knowledge-based economy. Under CAP, public locations like schools, libraries and community centres act as 'on-ramps" to the Information Highway, and provide computer support and training.

The program plays a crucial role in bridging the Digital Divide; contributing to the foundation for electronic access to government services; encouraging on-line learning and literacy; fostering the development of community based infrastructure; and, promoting Canadian e-commerce.


Services Available through CAP at the Greater Sudbury Public Library include:

  • Free access to the Internet
  • Free scanning
  • Printing (fee of 25¢ per side)

Please read our Internet Policy.

The Greater Sudbury Public Library also acknowledges the support of the Greater Sudbury Public Library Board of Directors and the City of Greater Sudbury.