Founded in 1900, the Ontario Library Association (OLA) is the oldest continually operating non profit library association in Canada. With more than 5,000 members, the OLA is the largest library association in the country. We provide the chance for library staff and supporters to share experience and expertise while creating innovative solutions in a constant changing environment. We offer opportunities for learning, networking, recognizing, influencing and celebrating within the library world.
We empower our members in the library and information services to build informed, participatory, and inclusive communities through:
Our Vision and Values
OLA is leading and inspiring the growth and innovation of the library and information services sector. Our set of guiding values have stood the test of time and continue to guide us in our work.