Become a member

If you want to help us in our mission to enhance Ottawa’s public libraries but are unable to donate your time, you can still lend your support by becoming a Member. Membership is a great option for community members who:

  • Believe in the value of public literacy and learning
  • Love Ottawa’s public libraries, and want to see them continue to grow
  • Would like a way to support your local library

With our fundraising and advocacy initiatives, and our many used book locations in Ottawa, FOPLA has become one of the leading library Friends groups in Canada. We believe strongly in supporting and promoting community involvement through the work we do for the Ottawa Public Library.

Join as a Member today and be part of a growing group of people that support our public libraries and fosters life-long learning in our community.

Membership Levels

Individual (1 year)

  • Full member benefits (see below)

Individual (2 years)

  • Full member benefits (see below)

Lifetime (per individual)

  • Full member benefits (see below)

Corporate (per organization)

  • Full member benefits (see below)

Member Benefits

We understand that our Members want to stay informed, and also have their voices heard. Your Membership benefits include:

  • FOPLA Membership card
  • Become an official stakeholder in FOPLA
  • Voting rights at FOPLA’s Annual General Meeting
  • Subscription to FOPLA’s bi-monthly digital newsletter
  • A coupon worth 10% of the value of your Membership to spend in any of FOPLA’s used book locations
  • Tax receipt for your membership fee
  • Discounted members’ rates on Volunteer Ottawa workshops