Are you Interested In:

  • Networking with other health information professionals?
  • Continuing your professional development?
  • Exploring opportunities for group purchases of electronic resources?

Join OHLA!

  • Opportunities to take part in group purchasing initiatives for electronic resources.
  • Continuing education events offered throughout the year.
  • OLA Super Conference reduced rate, which includes conference sessions for health libraries and special OHLA conference events and networking opportunities.
  • Combined OHLA/OLA membership or student membership at a reduced fee (50% discount for students)
  • Member’s only listserv to assist with staying connected with colleagues, sharing resources, educational events and membership news
  • Current and easily accessible website with a Member’s Only Toolbox
  • Membership Directory accessible from the Member’s Only Toolbox
  • Leadership opportunities by serving as a member of the OHLA Executive, presenting sessions, or assisting with the annual conference
  • Recognition of professional excellence throughOHLA Member Awards


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Irma Sauvola

Types of Membership:

  • Individual: Gives an individual membership for one calendar year
  • Combined OHLA/OLA Membership: Individual members may become Ontario Library Association members at a reduced fee.
  • Retired/Non-working/Student: Student membership in OHLA is open to all individuals who are enrolled in a library science program or library technician program.  Students will also be automatically registered as members of OLA at no extra charge.

Member Rates (click here for a PDF printout of the rates)

Individual Combined OHLA/OLA Institutional Retired/Non-working/Student
Regular $80 $130 $200 (up to 4 members) + $35 for each additional person $40
Before Nov 30th (in year prior to current membership year) $60 $95 $200 (up to 4 members) + $35 for each additional person $40
Voting Member Yes Yes Only one (1) voting member per institution Yes
Benefits i) Reduced rates for:
– OHLA Continuing Education programs
– OLA Super Conference
– EI Institute course (OLA member rates)
ii) Access to Member’s Only listserv
iii) Access to Members’ Only Toolbox of resources
iv) Access to OHLA Membership Directory
v) Volunteer Opportunities such as to serve on OHLA Executive and committees
vi) OHLA group purchases of e-resources
OHLA Individual Member benefits PLUS…
All the benefits and perks that come with an OLA membership.
Check details on OLA Member Benefits and Perks
Each member of an institution has the benefits of an Individual Membership with the following exception:   There is only one voting member per institution.  The person with voting rights must be identified at time of registration. Same benefits as an Individual Membership.

Note: Students also become OLA members with no extra charge.

The OHLA membership year runs January through December. Mail your completed membership form and cheque (payable to OHLA) to the current OHLA Treasurer:

Ontario Health Libraries Association
c/o Irma Sauvola, Librarian Supervisor
Health Sciences Library, Health Sciences North
41 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 5J1
Tel. 705.523.7100 Ext. 1098, Email: