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Without FOPLA’s dedicated team of volunteers, none of these important program and branch enhancements would have been possible. We appreciate all that the Friends do to support OPL programming and branches across the City.

Tim Tierney, Chair of the OPL Board & City Councillor for Beacon Hill-Cyrville

The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association work to support and promote the services of the Ottawa Public Library (OPL). FOPLA helps OPL achieve its mandate to promote literacy in our community by donating more than $350,000 to OPL each year as a result of our fundraising activities.

Funds donated by FOPLA help cover the cost of programs and services that are not covered by OPL’s annual municipal budget. These include material purchases, upgrades to facilities and equipment, and funding for programs and services that are vital to people who use the library every day.

FOPLA has also provided $85,000 in information studies scholarships and bursaries to the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of library advocates.

Your support matters

Every donation you make helps us support the Ottawa Public Library. In 2017, 81% of all expenses were donated to the Ottawa Public Library and other literacy-driven registered charities. That means the majority of your donation goes directly back to Ottawa’s public library system.

2017 Expense Ratio

Gifts to the Ottawa Public Library 81%
Administration & Management 12%
Charitable Program 5%
Fundraising 2%

If you’d like to make a donation to FOPLA, please click the Give Now below. We thank you for your continuing support, and for your belief in Ottawa’s public libraries.

If you can’t make a financial donation but are still interested in supporting FOPLA in other ways, please click to learn more about volunteering or donating used books.

Charitable Tax Number: 119234193 RR0001

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Donations can also be made by cheque to:
Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association
120 Metcalfe Street, 5th Floor
Ottawa ON K1P 5M2