The Collection

Young man at the libraryThe Greater Sudbury Public Library is home to all kinds of different materials and resources, from fiction to fishing rods! Learn more about our collection by visiting the full page for each section: 

Language Learning Kits for Refugees

These kits have been created to aid new residents in learning the English language and may be checked out for up to six (6) months.

  • Includes two (2) dictionaries (an Arabic / English bilingual dictionary and an English visual dictionary), one (1) book about Canada, and four (4) children's bilingual Arabic / English books

Local History

The Local History collection includes resources of tremendous value to the rich history of Greater Sudbury and, therefore, must be viewed within the Main Library. Some of the books about local history are available for checkout in our regular, circulating collection.


The map collection is located on the Research Level of the Main Library in the Reference, Genealogy, and Mary C. Shantz Local History Collection.Atlases, gazetteers, as well as current and historical maps are available for onsite consultation.Our map collection is national in scope, though the library does have some international atlases in its circulating collection.

Microfilm and Microfiche

The microfilm and microfiche collection of the Greater Sudbury Public Library is available only on the Research Level of the Main Library. This collection is essential to individuals who are interested in genealogy and local history.

Movies and Music

We collect a wide variety of genres of both movies and music, from pop to country to jazz to rock to aboriginal to instrumental and movies/theatre soundtrack CDs (available in English and French); and blockbuster hits, documentaries, travel guides, parenting, and indie films in both English and French.

Newspaper and Magazines

Greater Sudbury Public Library offers access to a wide variety of Canadian and international newspapers and magazines, both in print, through our Online Research Tools and in microform. Microform titles are available only at the Main Library.


The Greater Sudbury Public Library has partnered with Ramakko's Source for Adventure to offer the public a tackle share program that will allow patrons to sign out fishing equipment, much like a book or video. This equipment will be free to use and will hopefully encourage more families and youth to experience this outdoor activity.

For more information, please contact: 
Mary Searle
Coordinator of Library Collections
705-673-1155, extension 4782