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.

  • 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 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).
  • Library Technology Grant Interim ReportThe Library Technology Grant Interim Report provides the opportunity for libraries to report on their plans and outcomes for the funding provided through the one-time 2020 Technology Grant.
  • Instructions and templates for each report can be found below in the corresponding drop down.

​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.

Statement of Financial Information Instructions and Forms

The SOFI forms are available to download in Word (.docx) and PDF (.pdf) formats. Please submit your 2019 SOFI by May 15, 2020.

 
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

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

 

Library Technology Grant Interim Report

Please submit your Technology Grant Interim Report by October 15, 2020.

  1. Technology Grant Interim Reporting Instructions (PDF)
  2. Technology Grant Interim Reporting Form (DOC)

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 regular basis over the course of the full year. 

We recognize that 2020 is not a typical year for libraries due to COVID-19. The purpose of collecting Typical Week data this year is:

  • To ensure continuity of data, while adjusting the extrapolation to account for pandemic-related disruptions,
  • To provide a snapshot point of reference for comparison against future years as a ‘new normal’ becomes established,
  • To pilot test new metrics that have become relevant given how library services have changed due to the pandemic (e.g. digital programming).

The 2020 recommended week for the Typical Week Survey is Sunday, November 1, 2020 through Saturday, November 7, 2020. If that week is not representative of a typical week (i.e. ‘new normal’) for your library, or if it is not a convenient time for your library, please select another week that works for you.

 

B.C.'s Public Libraries—2019 Reports

Reports: Libraries
Library PLGR (coming soon) 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)
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)
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)
Midway Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 6.6MB)
Nakusp Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF, 7MB)
Nelson Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
New Westminster Public Library PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)

 

Reports: Federations
Library PLGR SOFI
IslandLink Library Federation PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF)
Kootenay Library Federation PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 4.1MB)
Public Library Interlink PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 1.1MB)
North Central Library Federation PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 4MB)
North East Library Federation PLGR (PDF) SOFI (PDF 1.1MB)
North West Library Federation PLGR (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)

 

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)