The Ontario Public Library Guidelines are essentially a developmental tool that provide a self-regulated process, designed to analyze the state of development of a public library and to measure itself against a set of objective, widely accepted guidelines. They also provide public library boards, managers and staff, and local governments with up-to-date public library guidelines on policies, resources and services. Individual public libraries can choose to follow or exceed these Guidelines, regardless of whether or not they decide to pursue accreditation.
To begin the accreditation process for your library, please review the documents below and contact the OPLG Council
with any questions.