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In January 2018, the Ontario Public Library Guidelines Monitoring and Accreditation Council released the 7th Edition of the Ontario Public Library Guidelines at the Ontario Library Assciation Super Conference. The first edition of the Guideslines was published in 1997.

As of December 2017, a library system already accredited may request to the OPLG Council to add a non-accredited branch within their system to their accredited status. An audit will be performed for official review purposes and an additional fee of $100 per branch will be charged. Additions of any branch must occur within the first 4 years of the 5 year accreditation cycle. Requests within the 5th year will be differed to a the forthcoming re-accrediation period.

As of August 2017, replacement window clings noting accredited status will have a $10 per main branch and $5 per additional branch fee charged to any library requesting replacements before a normal re-accreditation period occurs.

As of January 1st 2017 the Ontario Public Library Guidelines and Accreditation Council authorized a modest increase in the audit fee to $200 as of January 1st 2017.

The Ontario Public Library Guidelines Monitoring and Accreditation Council recently updated and approved new Terms of Reference 05/2019.

OPLG Terms of Reference-April 2019

As of January 1st 2014, the Ontario Public Library Guidelines and Accreditation Council has passed a motion that reads: “Any Public Library requesting, in writing, an extension for an upcoming re-accreditation term will be charged a fee of $50 dollars to be billed to the library upon the time of their scheduled re-accreditation audit”.

 If you have any questions concerning this resolution or the details therein, please contact Steven Kraus skraus@olsn.ca or Peggy Malcolm pmalcolm@sols.org

To request Accreditation or Re-accreditation of your library, please complete the following form.

Please contact Steven Kraus at OLS-North if you have any additional questions regarding the accreditation or re-accreditation processes.

The Ontario Public Library Guidelines Council is proud to recognize your achievements with your most recent accreditation or re-accreditation. Council will happily provide you with our new OPLG Window Clings to recognized that your main library or branch library has successfully completed and passed the audit process and attained accreditation

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