All branches of the Okanagan Regional Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 1st, for Canada Day. Regular hours resume on Thursday, July 2nd.

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Meet the authors of the Poppy Cove Mystery Series

on their summer tour of Okanagan Regional Library branches

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Summer Reading Club

Kids, join the Summer Reading Club and enjoy lots of fun activities and great books.

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Kids and Teens! Don't know what to read NEXT?

Tell us what you like to read and we will create a booklist just for you.

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Learn how to borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines from the ORL's online collections

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Latest News

Come Visit the Newly Expanded Rutland Branch!

The Rutland Branch in Plaza 33 Mall is happy to welcome everyone to its newly expanded space. An extra 4,000 square feet was added to the Rutland library, bringing the branch's floor plan to over 10,000 square feet. This space was used to create a much larger children's area to accommodate storytime crowds, plus a special teens area. A meeting room is also now available with sliding glass doors to allow for quiet meeting or study space.

Visit your new Rutland library at #20 - 301 Hwy.

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Magician Kicks off Summer Reading Club Tour

One of the most popular events of the Okanagan Regional Library’s annual Summer Reading Club is a touring performer who visits all 29 branches throughout the vast ORL region, from Golden to Osoyoos. For 2015, the ORL is once again hosting Okanagan-based magician Leif David, known to many by his previous stage name Ali K. Zam. Leif has created a brand new 45-minute show featuring magic, storytelling, comedy, music, and tons of audience participation. Leif's first show is at the Summerland Branch June 23 at 6:30 p.m.

“I love performing magic because I love seeing the reaction on people's faces.

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Town of Princeton supports keeping hours at the Library

The Mayor and Council of Princeton are pleased to report that the Town of Princeton and the Okanagan Regional Library reached an agreement on Monday to maintain current service levels at the Princeton Library. The initial revised open hours schedule for the branch, based on public consultation and the request for extended evening opening is as follows:

  • Tuesdays - 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm (extends current schedule by 1 hour)
  • Thursdays - 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm (move from Wednesdays to Thursdays)
  • Friday - 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (unchanged)

By working together to find a solution, the Town of Princeton and the ORL were able to find a solution that works well for the community.

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Saying goodbye to BC Library to Go

The ORL will be saying goodbye to BC Libraries’ Library to Go collection after nearly eight years of eReading. ORL’s access to this shared provincial collection of digital books is ending on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

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