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)

To apply: Complete the online submission form  or, submit a single PDF package with all submission requirements (see link below) to awards@accessola.com
Note: The online form is best accessed through Firefox or Chrome browsers. 
A $60 + tax entry fee must be paid by the submission closing date of April 30. Please select this link to complete payment online. 

More information

OLA Library Building Award Submission Requirements 
OLA Library Building Awards Past Recipients 

Library Architectural and Design Transformation Award: Call for Applications are Open

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 now open until April 30, 2018. 

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.