about the library  

Elliot Lake Library Board of Directors


Public libraries are governed by the Public Libraries Act of Ontario. Under the terms of the act, "a public library board for a municipality whose population is less than 100,000 shall be composed of at least five and no more than nine members appointed by the municipal council."

The main responsibility of the Board is to decide on the policies which determine the operation of the Library. This is done according to the provisions of the Public Libraries Act and under the financial constraints of the municipal budget and the provincial operating grant.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Elliot Lake Public Library is to support the individual pursuit of knowledge by opening doors to a world of information, education and recreation, thereby enhancing the economic, social and cultural vitality of our community

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Term of Office

The term of the Library Board is the same four year period as that of City Council.


Residents of Elliot Lake who are interested in serving on the Library Board are encouraged to submit an application to the City Clerk. Notices of vacancies will appear in the local paper as they become available. It is important to note that membership is a volunteer position.

Qualifications for Board members include the following:

  • is at least 18 years old
  • is a Canadian citizen
  • is resident of the municipality for which the Board is established
  • is not employed by the board or by the municipality

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The Library Board meets on the second Thursday of the month from September until June. Special meetings may be called, as necessary, by the Chair of the Board.

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Presenting...The Elliot Lake Public Library Board

BOARD CHAIR                                         Mr. Greg Lawrence

VICE CHAIR                                              Ms. Jacquelyne Macknight



BOARD MEMBERS                                   Mr. Ralph Primeau

SECRETARY/TREASURER                      Ms. Pat McGurk
Chief Librarian

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For more information contact:
Pat McGurk
Pearson Plaza
40 Hillside Drive S.
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 1M7

Telephone: (705) 461-7204 ext 2800
                   (705) 848-2287 ext 2800
Fax: (705) 848-2120
E-mail: Click here
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