COVID-19 Resources for Public Libraries.
This list of resources will be regularly updated by SOLS Staff.


Guidance & Advice

Management and governance, policies, planning, guidelines, and support for Francophone libraries 

Interlibrary Loan

Online Interlibrary Loan (INFO-VDX) services to libraries

Collections & Collective Purchasing

Collections & Collective Purchasing

E-resources, shared digital collections, and discounts on other products



Live and online training events and certificate programs 

Professional Resources

Professional Resources

Free resources and publications on a  range of library topics

Meetings & Online Communities

Online meeting opportunities for library staff

Competencies for Public Library Staff

Competencies Index for personal and staff development

First Nations Libraries

First Nations Libraries

Advice & assistance, Annual Gathering, and First Nation Communities READ

Boards & Trustees

Boards & Trustees

Trustee Councils, discussion lists, board training and resources

Funding & Grants

Annual Survey, PLOG, Pay Equity, First Nation Salary Supplement, and Internet Connectivity Grant

About Ontario Public Libraries

Index to Public Libraries & library building projects, library organizations, and information on the TD Summer Reading Program

About SOLS

About SOLS

Mandate and mission, staff and services, board information, annual reports & plans, and SOLS social media & newsletters


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    Sep 28, 2020 | 09:53 am

    On September 18th, the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries released the form for “One Week Survey of Public Library Use”; a survey better known as the “Typical Week Survey”.  This information is collected during a week without[…]

  • Five Ontario Libraries awarded the Kimberley Foundation’s Caring for Communities: Pandemic Flash Fund.

    Sep 22, 2020 | 10:31 am

    SOLS and OLS-North would like to congratulate the following recipients of the Kimberley Foundation’s Caring for Communities: Pandemic Flash Fund grants: Lanark Highlands PL Home Delivery Services Magnetawan FNPL Bike Bookmobile Temagami FNPL Delivering Safe & Healthy Services through E-books[…]



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