Greater Sudbury library accepting new holds

Colette Paquette, left, and Tammy Deamicis, of the Greater Sudbury Public Library in New Sudbury, organize reserved items on Thursday June 11, 2020. Greater Sudbury Public Library locations in Greater Sudbury are now offering curbside pickup of previously reserved items that include books, magazines, DVDs and other library materials that were reserved prior to March 16, 2020. Scheduled pickups are being offered at the following locations; Chelmsford, Lively, Mackenzie Street location, New Sudbury, south end and Valley East. Items placed on hold from additional branches in the community will be available for pickup at these locations. Drop boxes for returns are located at the six branches. Late fees remain waived until further notice. John Lappa/Sudbury Star

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The public library is accepting new holds on library materials for curbside pick-up as part of a restart to its regular services.

Last week, the library distributed 2,460 items placed on hold prior to the closure in March. While buildings remain closed until further notice, plans are underway for a phased reopening.

Currently, residents can browse the digital library at or call the following six branches to place a hold on books, magazines, DVDs and other materials: Chelmsford, Lively, main, New Sudbury, South End and Valley East. Staff will schedule an appointment for curbside pick-up at one of the six branches. Drop boxes for returns are open at these locations. Late fees remain waived until further notice.

All returned items undergo a 72-hour quarantine. While library staff wear personal protective equipment when handling materials for loan, residents should follow public health guidelines regarding retail pick-up. Learn more at

More information about curbside pick-up, online library collections and educational activities is available at