FUNDING & GRANTS
ANNUAL SURVEY OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES
April 30, 2021
How to proceed?
Who to contact?
ASPL DatabaseUse the link provided in the launch email from the Ministry as the ASPL is on a specific EDCS-LibStats database. Enter your GO-Secure ID (your e-mail address) and Password to login.
ASPL InstructionsInstructions and a Definitions document, as well as a blank copy of the survey, are provided in the Help tab on the ASPL page.
Section C StatisticsSOLS has compiled statistics required for Section C: Holdings for use in the ASPL if you participated in the OverDrive Provincial Consortium, Archambault Consortium or purchased specific products using the "Provincial Licensing" offers in 2020.
Peggy Malcolm (Southern Ontario libraries)
Nancy Cooper (First Nations libraries)
André Lepine (Northern Ontario libraries)
For inquiries in French, contact:
Ministry staff responsible for the Annual Survey of Public Libraries:
- Interlibrary Loan Statistics: The VDX Monthly ILL Statistics report is designed to provide the data required in the interlibrary loan section of the provincial Annual Survey of Public Libraries. Learn More.
- JASI Members: OLS-North developed instructional videos explaining how to run JASI reports for 10 of the ASPL fields. Watch the videos.
The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries is responsible for administering the Public Libraries Act, and statutory grants under the Act including the Public Library Operating, Pay Equity, and First Nation Salary Supplement Grants Program. They also publish the annual Ontario Public Library Statistics, using information collected through the ASPL.