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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