Find free resources on a diverse range of library topics. The Professional Resources topics from bring together guides, articles, photos, and more for Ontario public library staff. The Professional Resources are maintained by the Southern Ontario Library Service and Ontario Library Service-North

Index to Public Libraries
in Southern Ontario

Library contacts, addresses, websites, and more

Index of Library Building Projects
in Ontario

Our index of recent public library building projects,  including new construction, renovations and additions


Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) produces a number of publications for the use of client libraries. 

  • For SOLS corporate publications such as our Service plan & Annual reports, see the About SOLS section 
  • For Sample policies, please see our Policy section under Advice & Consulting
Governance & Board Development

Library Board Development Kit Written by staff from the Southern Ontario Library Service, with assistance from OLS-North and the Ontario Library Boards Association, this publication began in 1991 as the Trustee Orientation Kit, and by 2004 was the Library Board Orientation Kit in 2004. In August 2014, this publication was updated in preparation for the October 2014 elections.

Focus on First Nation Public Libraries in Ontario: A Resource Document for Chief and Council (2012)  The purpose of this 4-page brochure is to povide an overview of legislation and governance for First Nation public libraries in Ontario. 

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