Opening Date

January 26, 2021


April 30, 2021

How to proceed?

Who to contact?


Access Go-Secure

Access the Annual Survey via Go-Secure. Refer to the Go-Secure Start Guide, if registration is required. If you completed the ASPL last year, you do not have to re-register but you may need to update your password.

ASPL Database

Use 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 Instructions

Instructions 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 Statistics

SOLS 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.
For assistance with ASPL, contact:

Peggy Malcolm

Nancy Cooper

For inquiries in French, contact:

Alexandra Taylor 

Ministry staff responsible for the Annual Survey of Public Libraries:

Adam Haviaras (416 314-7158)
Rob Lavery (416 314-7154)

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.