Series consists of annual reports issued 1938-1982 by the Elgin County Library Board and its predecessor bodies the Elgin County Library Co-Operative Board and the Elgin County Library Association Board. The annual report issued in 1938 covers the period 1936-1938. The annual report for 1957 was not issued until late in 1958 and thus also covers the year 1958.
Annual reports provide summaries of significant events, activities, and programs initiated and/or completed by the Library; lists of Library Board members and Library administrative staff; reports on individual branch libraries/ participating local and municipal library boards and associations; library circulation and other statistics; and annual financial accounts for the year just ended and budget estimates for the ensuing year.
Beginning with the report for 1971, annual reports include various reports, articles and essays on subjects of local historical interest in addition to the standard report data.
At a meeting held July 18, 1989 the Library Committee of Elgin County Council resolved that "in future there will be no Annual Report, as there is no longer a legal need to publish the financial information concerning the County Library, this information being included in the Clerk's summary which is published every year."
Series consists of minutes of meetings of the Library Committee of Elgin County Council (1986-1995) and its predecessor bodies the Elgin County Library Board (1966-1985), the Elgin County Library Co-Operative Board (1947-1965), and the Elgin County Library Association Board (1936-1947). Minutes for the period January 17, 1953-January 25, 1966 are missing.