Public libraries reporting and accountability

To ensure public accountability and financial transparency, public libraries that receive provincial grant funding must submit the following reports as part of the public library accountability framework.


Last updated: September 29, 2021


  • Annual survey of B.C.'s public libraries—All 71 B.C. public libraries report their annual statistics through the provincial Annual Survey of B.C.’s Public Libraries. Survey results from 2002-onwards are publicly available through the BC Data Catalogue.
    • Typical week supplemental survey—Typical Week survey is an optional supplement to the Annual Survey of Public Libraries. The goal is to capture information that some libraries are not able to collect on a daily and regular basis.
  • Provincial public library and library federation grants report (PLGR/LFGR)—The grant reports provide an opportunity for libraries and federations to showcase their achievements throughout the year and demonstrate how they support provincial programs and priorities. The 2020 reports also include each libraries’ interim Library Technology Grant Report (libraries only).
  • Statement of financial information (SOFI)—All British Columbia public libraries and library federations that receive provincial grants are required to submit an annual SOFI, as per section 2 of the Financial Information Act (FIA).

Contact the Public Libraries Branch: LLB@gov.bc.ca


Report instructions

 

Provincial public library and library federation grant report instructions and template

Instructions for submitting 2021 provincial public library (PLGR) and library federation (LFGR) grant reports will be posted January, 2022.

Download the:

Instructions for submitting 2021 statements of financial information (SOFI) will be posted January, 2022.

The 2020 statement of financial information (SOFI) instructions and forms forms are available to download in Word (.docx) and PDF (.pdf) formats.

 
Document Word PDF XLSX
00 - Instruction Sheet .docx .pdf n/a
Required Documents  
01 - Table of Contents .docx .pdf n/a
02 - Financial Information Act Submission Checklist .docx .pdf n/a
03 - Board Approval Form .docx .pdf n/a
04 - Management Report - Municipal & Regional District Libraries .docx .pdf n/a
04 - Management Report - Public Library Associations & Library Federations .docx .pdf n/a
05 - Financial Documents (Provided by Submitters)      
06 - Schedule of Debt .docx .pdf n/a
07 - Schedule of Guarantees and Indemnities .docx .pdf n/a
08 - Schedule of Remuneration and Expenses .docx .pdf n/a
09 - Statement of Severance Agreements .docx .pdf n/a
10 - Statement of Changes in Financial Position .docx .pdf n/a
11 - Schedule of Payments for Provision of Goods and Services .docx .pdf n/a
Sample Documents  
12 - Schedule of Remuneration and Expenses (SCHED 8 SAMPLE) .docx .pdf .xlsx
13 - Schedule of Payments for Provision of Goods and Services (SCHED 11 SAMPLE) .docx .pdf .xlsx

The optional typical week survey supplements the annual survey of public libraries. The goal is to capture information that some libraries are not able to collect on a regular basis over the course of the full year. 

Please submit your typical week survey by December 17, 2021.


Public library reports 

Reports: Libraries
Library PLGR SOFI
Alert Bay Public Library PLGR (PDF, 189KB) SOFI (PDF, 2.3MB)
Beaver Valley Public Library PLGR (PDF, 627KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.4MB)
Bowen Island Public Library PLGR (PDF, 326KB) SOFI (PDF, 1MB)
Burnaby Public Library PLGR (PDF, 631KB) SOFI (PDF, 4.4MB)
Burns Lake Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.2MB) SOFI (PDF, 1.5MB)
Cariboo Regional District Library PLGR (PDF, 308KB) SOFI (PDF, 1MB)
Castlegar & District Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.2MB) SOFI (PDF, 1,8MB)
Chetwynd Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.2MB) SOFI (PDF, 1.8MB)
Coquitlam Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.8MB) SOFI (PDF, 1MB)
Cranbrook Public Library PLGR (PDF, 884KB) SOFI (PDF, 2.6MB)
Creston Public Library PLGR (PDF, 944KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.2MB)
Dawson Creek Public Library PLGR (PDF, 501KB) SOFI (PDF, 3.7MB)
Elkford Public Library PLGR (PDF, 629KB) SOFI (PDF, 959KB)
Fernie Public Library PLGR (PDF, 622KB) SOFI (PDF, 4.4MB)
Fort Nelson Public Library PLGR (PDF, 304KB) SOFI (PDF, 1MB)
Fort St. James Centennial Library PLGR (PDF,1.9MB) SOFI (PDF, 2.6MB)
Fort St. John Public Library PLGR (PDF, 2.3MB) SOFI (PDF, 6.2MB)
Fraser Lake Public Library PLGR (PDF, 269KB ) SOFI (PDF, 1.2MB)
Fraser Valley Regional Library PLGR (PDF, 1.7MB) SOFI (PDF, 4.1MB)
Gibsons & District Public Library PLGR (PDF, 688KB) SOFI (PDF, 3.9MB)
Grand Forks & District Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.6MB) SOFI (PDF, 3.7MB)
Granisle Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.8MB) SOFI (PDF, 565KB)
Greater Victoria Public Library PLGR (PDF, 712KB) SOFI (PDF, 1MB)
Greenwood Public Library PLGR (PDF, 248KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.3MB)
Hazelton District Public Library PLGR (PDF, 474KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.3MB)
Houston Public Library PLGR (PDF, 770KB) SOFI (PDF, 5.1MB)
Hudson's Hope Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.5MB) SOFI (PDF, 519KB)
Invermere Public Library PLGR (PDF, 476KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.6MB)
Kaslo & District Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.8MB) SOFI (PDF, 5.3MB)
Kimberley Public Library PLGR (PDF, 827KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.7MB)
Kitimat Public Library PLGR (PDF, 388KB) SOFI (PDF, 8.3MB)
Lillooet Area Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.1MB) SOFI (PDF, 4.9MB)
Mackenzie Public Library PLGR (PDF, 231KB) SOFI (PDF, 896KB)
McBride & District Public Library PLGR (PDF, 644KB) SOFI (PDF, 790KB)
Midway Public Library PLGR (PDF, 355KB) SOFI (PDF, 2.2MB)
Nakusp Public Library PLGR (PDF, 2MB) SOFI (PDF, 6.5MB)
Nelson Public Library PLGR (PDF, 751KB) SOFI (PDF, 343KB)
New Westminster Public Library PLGR (PDF, 714KB) SOFI (PDF, 331KB)
North Vancouver City Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.1MB) SOFI (PDF, 3.2MB)
North Vancouver District Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.8MB) SOFI (PDF, 959KB)
Okanagan Regional Library PLGR (PDF, 2.7MB) SOFI (PDF, 1.2MB)
Pemberton & District Public Library PLGR (PDF, 457KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.3MB)
Pender Island Public Library PLGR (PDF, 727KB) SOFI (PDF, 4.5MB)
Penticton Public Library PLGR (PDF, 430KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.1MB)
Port Moody Public Library PLGR (PDF, 742KB ) SOFI (PDF, 1.1MB)
Pouce Coupe Public Library PLGR (PDF, 500KB) SOFI (PDF, 4.7MB)
Powell River Public Library PLGR (PDF, 804KB) SOFI (PDF, 4.2MB)
Prince George Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.1MB) SOFI (PDF, 2.1MB)
Prince Rupert Public Library PLGR (PDF, 2.7MB) SOFI (PDF, 327KB)
Radium Hot Springs Public Library PLGR (PDF, 874KB) SOFI (PDF, 7.5MB)
Richmond Public Library PLGR (PDF, 383KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.2MB)
Rossland Public Library PLGR (PDF, 174KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.1MB)
Salmo Public Library PLGR (PDF, 642KB) SOFI (PDF, 3.4MB)
Salt Spring Island Public Library PLGR (PDF, 640KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.3MB)
Sechelt Public Library PLGR (PDF, 2.8MB) SOFI (PDF, 756KB)
Smithers Public Library PLGR (PDF, 684KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.5MB)
Sparwood Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.4MB) SOFI (PDF, 13.4MB)
Squamish Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.1MB) SOFI (PDF, 4.5MB)
Stewart Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.5MB) SOFI (PDF, 7.4MB)
Surrey Public Library PLGR (PDF, 413KB) SOFI (PDF, 986KB)
Taylor Public Library PLGR (PDF, 362KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.1MB)
Terrace Public Library PLGR (PDF, 913KB) SOFI (PDF, 2.7MB)
Thompson Nicola Regional Library PLGR (PDF, 1.5MB) Pending
Trail & District Public Library PLGR (PDF, 659KB) SOFI (PDF, 973KB)
Tumbler Ridge Public Library PLGR (PDF, 190KB) SOFI (PDF, 3.2MB)
Valemount Public Library PLGR (PDF, 645KB) SOFI (PDF, 775KB)
Vancouver Island Regional Library PLGR (PDF, 2.2MB) SOFI (PDF, 1.1MB)
Vancouver Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.5MB) SOFI (PDF, 4.6MB)
Vanderhoof Public Library PLGR (PDF, 257KB) SOFI (PDF, 6.8MB)
West Vancouver Memorial Library PLGR (PDF, 2.5MB) SOFI (PDF, 4.8MB)
Whistler Public Library PLGR (PDF, 276KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.4MB)

 

Reports: Federations
Federation FLGR SOFI
IslandLink Library Federation FLGR (PDF, 460KB) SOFI (PDF, 875KB)
Kootenay Library Federation FLGR (PDF, 245KB) SOFI (PDF, 3.4MB)
Public Library Interlink FLGR (PDF, 304KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.3MB)
North Central Library Federation FLGR (PDF, 257KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.7MB)
North East Library Federation FLGR (PDF, 226KB) SOFI (PDF, 3.1MB)
North West Library Federation FLGR (PDF, 135KB) SOFI (PDF, 1.4MB)
 

2019 Reports

Reports: Libraries
Library PLGR SOFI
Alert Bay Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Beaver Valley Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 7.6MB)
Bowen Island Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 8.5MB)
Burnaby Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 4MB)
Burns Lake Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.3MB)
Cariboo Regional District Library PLGR (PDF) Not Required
Castlegar & District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 4.3MB)
Chetwynd Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Coquitlam Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Cranbrook Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3.1MB)
Creston Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 4.7MB)
Dawson Creek Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 8.6MB)
Elkford Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 4.9MB)
Fernie Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 5.2MB)
Fort Nelson Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.1MB)
Fort St. James Centennial Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 2.4MB)
Fort St. John Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 6.5MB)
Fraser Lake Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3.5MB)
Fraser Valley Regional Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 5.7MB)
Gibsons & District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3.6MB)
Grand Forks & District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 7.7MB)
Granisle Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.1MB)
Greater Victoria Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1MB)
Greenwood Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 2MB)
Hazelton District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 10.9MB)
Houston Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 4.9MB)
Hudson's Hope Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 519KB)
Invermere Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.2MB)
Kaslo & District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 5.6MB)
Kimberley Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.7MB)
Kitimat Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3.6MB)
Lillooet Area Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 4.1MB)
Mackenzie Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.4MB)
McBride & District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 790KB)
Midway Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 6.6MB)
Nakusp Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 7MB)
Nelson Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1MB)
New Westminster Public Library PLGR (PDF) Not available
North Vancouver City Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 10.1MB)
North Vancouver District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1MB)
Okanagan Regional Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3MB)
Pemberton & District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.3MB)
Pender Island Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3.8MB)
Penticton Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 4.3MB)
Port Moody Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 888KB)
Pouce Coupe Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 7.5MB)
Powell River Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 2.4MB)
Prince George Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 2.2MB)
Prince Rupert Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 327KB)
Radium Hot Springs Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 4.9MB)
Richmond Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.4MB)
Rossland Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.2MB)
Salmo Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3.8MB)
Salt Spring Island Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.3MB)
Sechelt Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 2.9MB)
Smithers Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.7MB)
Sparwood Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 9.3MB)
Squamish Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 11.6MB)
Stewart Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 13.4MB)
Surrey Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.4MB)
Taylor Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.1MB)
Terrace Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 2.4MB)
Thompson Nicola Regional Library PLGR (PDF) Not Required
Trail & District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3.6MB)
Tumbler Ridge Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 2.9MB)
Valemount Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 775KB)
Vancouver Island Regional Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 8.5MB)
Vancouver Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 2.1MB)
Vanderhoof Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 6.5MB)
West Vancouver Memorial Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 2.1MB)
Whistler Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.4MB)

 

Reports: Federations

Federation FLGR SOFI
IslandLink Library Federation FLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Kootenay Library Federation FLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 4.1MB)
Public Library Interlink FLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 1.1MB)
North Central Library Federation FLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 4MB)
North East Library Federation FLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 1.1MB)
North West Library Federation FLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 3.9MB)
Reports: Libraries
Library PLGR SOFI
Alert Bay Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 2.6MB)
Beaver Valley Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 5.4MB)
Bowen Island Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Burnaby Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.9MB)
Burns Lake Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 2.2MB)
Cariboo Regional District Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 15.4MB)
Castlegar & District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.3MB)
Chetwynd Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.3MB) SOFI (PDF)
Coquitlam Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3.0MB)
Cranbrook Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.7MB) SOFI (PDF, 1.4MB)
Creston Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.1MB) SOFI (PDF, 9.8MB)
Dawson Creek Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3.1MB)
Elkford Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Fernie Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 2.5MB)
Fort Nelson Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.3MB)
Fort St. James Centennial Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.3MB)
Fort St. John Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Fraser Lake Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3.9MB)
Fraser Valley Regional Library PLGR (PDF, 1.3MB) SOFI (PDF, 3.2MB)
Gibsons & District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 6.3MB)
Grand Forks & District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3.8MB)
Granisle Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Greater Victoria Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Greenwood Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.9MB)
Hazelton District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 7.7MB)
Houston Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.2MB) SOFI (PDF, 3.9MB)
Hudson's Hope Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 7.9MB)
Invermere Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 4.5MB)
Kaslo & District Public Library PLGR (PDF, 1.2MB) SOFI (PDF, 4.5MB)
Kimberley Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 5.0MB)
Kitimat Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.6MB)
Lillooet Area Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3.9MB)
Mackenzie Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
McBride & District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.3MB)
Midway Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 1.4MB)
Nakusp Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Nelson Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 2.5MB)
New Westminster Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 2.9MB)
North Vancouver City Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 8.7MB)
North Vancouver District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Okanagan Regional Library PLGR (PDF, 3.6MB) SOFI (PDF, 2.5MB)
Pemberton & District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Pender Island Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3.5MB)
Penticton Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3.4MB)
Port Moody Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Pouce Coupe Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 5.2MB)
Powell River Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 2.8MB)
Prince George Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 5.9MB)
Prince Rupert Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Radium Hot Springs Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 2.1MB)
Richmond Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Rossland Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 2.9MB)
Salmo Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 4.1MB)
Salt Spring Island Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 3.1MB)
Sechelt Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Smithers Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 5.7MB)
Sparwood Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 8.2MB)
Squamish Public Library PLGR (PDF, 2.1MB) SOFI (PDF 2.1MB)
Stewart Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 2.8MB)
Surrey Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Taylor Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 1.3MB)
Terrace Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 3.6MB)
Thompson Nicola Regional Library PLGR (PDF) Not Required
Trail & District Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Tumbler Ridge Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Valemount Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 1.7MB)
Vancouver Island Regional Library PLGR (PDF, 1.2MB) SOFI (PDF)
Vancouver Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 8.2MB)
Vanderhoof Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 4.7MB)
West Vancouver Memorial Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 3.2MB)
Whistler Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 1.6MB)

 

Federations
Federation FLGR SOFI
IslandLink Library Federation FLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 5.4MB)
Kootenay Library Federation FLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 3.5MB)
Public Library Interlink FLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 1.9MB)
North Central Library Federation FLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 1.1MB)
North East Library Federation FLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 1.1MB)
North West Library Federation FLGR (PDF, 1.4MB) SOFI (PDF 3.9MB)