Change is Here
Update #3 - October 16, 2014
The new computer system is sending out some email notices about fines that are incorrect. Accounts that owed over $10.00 in fines received an email saying that the owed amount is over $50.00 and the file will be sent to collections. This is incorrect. Please check with your local branch to see what your fine amount is. We apologize for any concern this has caused.
Update #2 - October 16, 2014
Thank you for your patience as we transition to our new computer system. Most have the glitches have now been addressed, however some may notice unusual due dates still occuring. Please advise staff if you notice this while checking out.» Read More
ORL to Address Imbalances Between Communities
For immediate release
The Okanagan Regional Library is working through a series of changes to restore fiscal balance between its member communities. The ORL Board periodically conducts targeted reviews of different aspects of the library operation, and, in 2013, the board contracted the auditing firm Grant Thornton to take a look at expenditures versus revenue for each individual member community across the ORL. The report found that spending in some communities was out of alignment with tax revenue received, and the board directed management to create a plan to address this.
CEO Stephanie Hall drafted a staffing level plan for branches where spending needed to be reduced, and has created a process where both unions and individual branches can provide input i» Read More
Okanagan Regional Library Board Highlights from September 17th, 2014
The September Board Meeting was held in Summerland, BC, to allow the board to participate in the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Summerland Branch of the ORL!
Summerland Building Committee Report
Carol Zanon, Chair of the Summerland Building Committee, thanked her committee members for their hard work which has allowed the Summerland Building project to move forward so rapidly. The final detailed design by Urban Arts Architecture is almost complete, based on input from the community of Summerland, Summerland library staff, District of Summerland and Tango Management.» Read More
An Important Message from the Okanagan Regional Library
Update #2 - September 29, 2014
As the transition to a new computer system continues, these services will be unavailable from September 29 to October 5:
- Placing holds
- Renewing material
- Paying for fines
- Returning books
You can search the catalogue, but please know that it is a snapshot of what the catalogue looked like on September 28.» Read More