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 and library organizations.

About SOLS

About SOLS

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


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