Greater Sudbury Public Library
|Greater Sudbury Public Library|
Bibliothèque publique du Grand Sudbury
|Location||74 Mackenzie Street|
|Items collected||business directories, phone books, maps, government publications, books, periodicals, genealogy, local history|
The library system has 13 branches throughout the city. The main branch is called "Mackenzie" and it is located on Mackenzie Street in the downtown core. Additional branches are located in the communities of Azilda, Capreol, Chelmsford, Coniston, Copper Cliff, Dowling, Garson, Hanmer, Lively, Lo-Ellen, New Sudbury, and Onaping. A non-lending reference branch was formerly also located at Tom Davies Square, but this moved back to the Mackenzie location in 1998 after renovations expanded the Mackenzie building.
The largest library in the City of Greater Sudbury is the Mackenzie Library Main Branch. It provides access to bilingual business directories, phone books, maps, government publications, and a vast selection of books. The Reference Collection also has three special collections in its lower level: Genealogy, the Mary C. Shantz Local History Collection, and Canadian Legal Materials. The Makerspace located in the Mackenzie Library Main Branch offers sewing machines, 3D printers, and other tools for public use.
The South End Library branch was demolished in 2009 after a broken sewer lead to sections of the building's floor sinking by over 35cm and the building was declared unsafe. A new branch, designed by Yallowega Bélanger Salach Architecture, was built in the same location with a $4.9 million budget and opened in 2012. The new building includes outdoor reading and performance areas, spaces for children and teens, and meeting rooms.
|Main Library||Downtown Sudbury||74 Mackenzie Street|
|Azilda Gilles Pelland Library||Azilda||120 Saint Agnes Street|
|Capreol Library & Citizen Service Centre||Capreol||9 Morin Street|
|Chelmsford Library & Citizen Service Centre||Chelmsford||3502 Errington Avenue|
|Coniston Library||Coniston||30 Second Avenue|
|Copper Cliff Library||Copper Cliff||11 Balsam Street|
|Dowling Library & Citizen Service Centre||Dowling||79 Main Street West|
|Garson Library & Citizen Service Centre||Garson||214 Orell Street|
|Levack / Onaping Library||Onaping||1 Hillside Avenue|
|Lively Library & Citizen Service Centre||Lively||15 Kin Drive|
|New Sudbury Library||Sudbury||1346 Lasalle Boulevard|
|South End Library||Sudbury||1991 Regent Street|
|Valley East Library & Citizen Service Centre||Hanmer||4100 Elmview Drive|
- Schwabe, Markus (January 21, 2015). "Greater Sudbury Public Library's 'Makerspace' has cool new tools". CBC News. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
- Whitehouse, Mike (August 17, 2011). "Broken sewer wrecked library". Sudbury Star. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
- "South End Public Library (2012) | Blog | Ontario Association of Architects". www.oaa.on.ca. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
- Perth, Sebastien (August 16, 2012). "New library kid friendly; Re-Opening: South End location closed in 2009 after building was deemed unsafe". Sudbury Star. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
- Official website