1380 Ellis St.
Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2A2
There are six book drop bins located on the west side of the building. They are locked only during extended library closures (Easter and Christmas).
Please find our events below on the branch calendar, or search the ORL Calendar of Events.
Click here for a virtual video tour and photographs of the branch. Thanks to David Watkins Photography!
|Monday:||10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday:||10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday:||10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Thursday:||10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Friday:||10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday:||10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday:||11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Oct. 19 to Apr. 19|
|All branches closed on statutory holidays|
Parking is available in the Library Plaza Parkade for $1 per hour on weekdays with free parking on weekends and evenings after 6 pm.
More downtown parking information is available here.
Before you come down in the evening, check for event parking dates based on the Rockets' schedule here. Event night parking is $5.00 and a sign will be posted at the parkade entrance.
Vehicle access to the library and parkade is now off Ellis on a temporary driveway. The entire driveway will be one way entering from Ellis and exiting onto Doyle. Please be very careful walking around the library during this period, as the only sidewalk will be the one right against the curved wall of the building.
These forums are open to everyone. They run from 7 to 9 pm in the meeting room off the lobby.
May 25, 2015
Sources for Births: Where can you find the record for your ancestor’s birth? A look at birth records for various places and time-periods and strategies for locating these. You are encouraged to bring samples to “show and tell.”
June 22, 2015
Brickwall Busting: Bring your “brickwall” family history problems and our KDGS Experts and forum members will help you solve them! This will be a fun session where we can share our research stories and learn some great strategies for solving problems.
Baby Time, Toddler Time & Story Time Schedule January 5-May 30
Free Child Developmental Check-Ups Louise can be very busy when she visits the library. You can prebook appointments with her. Click the link for her contact information.
If you need advice or assistance with eReaders and eBooks, make an appointment with one of our librarians. We’ll help you with anything from where to find consumer information on buying eReaders or tablets, to assisting with the borrowing/downloading process. Click here for tips on deciding between buying an eReader or a tablet.
Films based on books (or having some literary connection). Showtime is 7pm in the Meeting Room. June's movie, on Monday the 15th, is "One Week" starring Joshua Jackson. Regular movie nights will take a break for July and August and start again in September. Title list coming soon!
Come to the Library to chat with genealogists from the Kelowna and District Genealogical Society. Learn how to find more on your family tree, or ask about your next steps if you've hit a wall in your research. Hours are:
Click here for a video about this service.
We can provide an introduction to the library or tailor the visit around a project/assignment. Contact us today to see how we can help your class. Daycares/Preschools must register if they wish to attend a storytime.
To book a free tour for kids contact Kelowna Youth Services Department 250-762-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Groups of adults can enjoy a tour at the library too! ESL classes, retirement homes, book clubs and more can contact Kelowna Reference for further information.
To book a free tour for adults contact the Kelowna Reference Department 250-762-2800 or email@example.com
The Kelowna Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization formed in 1988, is registered under the Society Act of British Columbia and the Canada Income Tax Act. All persons interested in libraries can obtain a membership for $5.00 per year at the Kelowna, Mission or Rutland branch libraries.
For membership and donation information, please call 250-763-7323 (READ) or www.kelownafol.ca
The major fundraiser, the Great Okanagan Book Sale, takes place in October each year. The Kelowna Friends of the Library sponsor an endowment fund with the Central Okanagan Foundation and they also host various public meetings and author events throughout the year.
Directors of Kelowna Friends of the Library hold meetings in the Kelowna Branch, at 5:30pm on the second Monday of each month. No board meetings are held in July & August.
For further information, please E-mail Fol4k@hotmail.com
The Kelowna Branch has meeting rooms available for rent. The meeting rooms are available on open days and are booked in 4-hour blocks.
With a theatre style set-up, the North meeting room has a capacity of 40, and South meeting room a capacity of 80. Together, with the dividing wall removed, the total capacity is 120.
Fees for a 4-hour block are $80.00 for each of the smaller rooms and $160.00 for both rooms. Bookings are not confirmed until the rental fee has been paid.
We also have a small Group Study Room on the 2nd floor of the library which holds about 8-10 people. There is no charge for its use and it is bookable in advance.
Please contact the branch at 250-762-2800 for further information or to book a room.