Greater Sudbury Public Library

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Greater Sudbury Public Library
Bibliothèque publique du Grand Sudbury
Type public
Location Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Branches 13
Items collected business directories, phone books, maps, government publications, books, periodicals, genealogy, local history,
Website Greater Sudbury Public Library

The Greater Sudbury Public Library is a public library system in Sudbury, Ontario.

The library system has 13 branches throughout the city. The main branch is called "Mackenzie" and it is located on Mackenzie Street in the city's 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.[1]

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.[2] A new branch, designed by Yallowega Bélanger Salach Architecture,[3] was built in the same location with a $4.9 million budget and opened in 2012.[4] The new building includes outdoor reading and performance areas, spaces for children and teens, and meeting rooms.

South End branch of the Greater Sudbury Public Library

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  1. ^ Schwabe, Markus (January 21, 2015). "Greater Sudbury Public Library's 'Makerspace' has cool new tools". CBC. Retrieved 24 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Whitehouse, Mike (August 17, 2011). "Broken sewer wrecked library". Sudbury Star. Retrieved 12 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "South End Public Library (2012) | Blog | Ontario Association of Architects". Retrieved 12 February 2018. 
  4. ^ 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. 

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