OLA Library Building Award

The OLA Library Building Award consists of two categories: The Library Architectural and Design Transformation Award, and the New Library Building Award.  

The program is open to all types of libraries (or combination thereof):
  • Academic libraries (community college, college, university)
  • School libraries (elementary, secondary)
  • Public libraries (municipal, branch, county, regional, system)
  • Institutional and private firm libraries (must permit public access)

New Library Building Award: Next call in early Spring 2019

Awards are given for new buildings. The competition runs every third year to allow a critical number of projects in all types of libraries to accumulate.

Encourage and showcase excellence in new library buildings in Ontario! If you have been involved in the creation of a new library that has been completed between June 2016 and June 2019, consider applying for this award. Applications are not being accepted for this award at this time. 
View more information on the OLA Library Building Award for further submission requirements.



Library Architectural and Design Transformation Award: Next Call in early Spring 2018

Awards may be given for additions, renovations, restorations, conversion to library use, and interior redesign and refurnishing. The competition runs every third year to allow a critical number of projects in all types of libraries to accumulate. Applications are not being accepted for this award at this time.

More information

OLA Library Building Awards Past Recipients | View more information on the OLA Library Building Award