Our Services


 SOLS consultants provide information, advice and assistance to help libraries achieve or maintain Accreditation under the Ontario Public Library Guidelines.

advice and consulting

Southern Ontario Library consultants provide advice to libraries on Collection DevelopmentEssential Planning ServicesFunding Development & Technology Planning.


SOLS provides e-resources access through the Provincial Licensing and Supplemental Licensing purchasing programs.


The Southern Ontario Library Service administers the Internet Connectivity, $15 Million Investment in Public Libraries and Capacity Building 2013 grants.

SOLS negotiates collective purchasing agreements (CPAs) with vendors based on libraries' identified needs. 

Please review sols.org's Terms of Use. For questions, comments and suggestions regarding this website, please Contact SOLS Helpdesk.

The Southern Ontario Library Service  is working to make our website accessible to all. We welcome comments and suggestions on access improvements and encourage you to take a look at our updated Accessibility Policy. If you require a particular PDF or word document in an accessible format, please do not hesitate to contact us. We also offer BrowseAloud reading support - click on the orange graphic to the right to launch.  Learn more about BrowseAloud.

The support of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is gratefully acknowledged.