Reporting and Accountability

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

  • 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.
  • Provincial Public Library Grant Report (PLGR)—The PLGR provides an opportunity for libraries to showcase their achievements throughout the year and demonstrate how they support provincial programs and priorities.
  • 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).
  • 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.

​To protect privacy, photos or signatures that could identify individuals have been removed from documents that appear on this website. For questions about the Public Library Accountability Framework, please contact us.

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)

 

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

Annual Survey of B.C.'s Public Libraries Information and Submission

  • Public libraries submit their survey results through a web-based solution called Counting Opinions
  • The 2018 Annual Survey updated survey questions and instructions for administrators will be available in early 2019
  • Please submit your 2018 statistics by May 15, 2019

Statement of Financial Information Instructions and Forms

The 2018 SOFI forms are available to download in Word (.docx) and PDF (.pdf) formats. Please submit your 2018 SOFI by May 15, 2019.

 
Document Word PDF
00 - Instruction Sheet .docx .pdf
Required Documents
01 - Table of Contents .docx .pdf
02 - Financial Information Act Submission Checklist .docx .pdf
03 - Board Approval Form .docx .pdf
04 - Management Report .docx .pdf
05 - Financial Documents (Provided by Submitters)    
06 - Schedule of Debt .docx .pdf
07 - Schedule of Guarantees and Indemnities .docx .pdf
08 - Schedule of Remuneration and Expenses .docx .pdf
09 - Statement of Severance Agreements .docx .pdf
10 - Statement of Changes in Financial Position .docx .pdf
11 - Schedule of Payments for Provision of Goods and Services .docx .pdf
Sample Documents
12 - Schedule of Remuneration and Expenses (SAMPLE) .docx .pdf
13 - Schedule of Payments for Provision of Goods and Services (SAMPLE) .docx .pdf

Typical Week Survey Information and Instructions

Each year, Libraries Branch helps coordinate the optional Typical Week survey to supplement 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.  

The 2019 recommended week for the Typical Week Survey is Sunday, October 20, 2019 through Saturday, October 26, 2019. If that week is not representative of a typical week for your library, or if it is not a convenient time for your library, please select another week that works for you.