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. to Mar. only|
|All branches closed December 23rd through January 1st for the holidays|
Parking is available in the Library Plaza Parkade for 50 cents per hour on weekdays with free parking on weekends.
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. Parking is $1 in the evening unless it's an event night; there will be a sign at the entrance to the parkade.
Build Lego creations around a theme and participate in building challenges. Lego provided.
Registration required. For kids ages 6-12.
All of the branches of the ORL are closed over the holidays. Kelowna Branch's last open day is Sunday, December 22 and we will re-open Thursday, January 2 at 10 a.m. Please note that no material is due during that period and the book drops will be closed.
Have you noticed yourself eating at your desk and having a working lunch? Many of us work through our lunches, often because there is no enticement to leave the office, or we get caught up in the task at hand. Well that’s all about to change. Kelowna Museums, Rotary Centre for the Performing Arts, Kelowna Art Gallery and the ORL's Kelowna Branch invite you to spend your lunch hour in the Cultural District!
Each Wednesday, starting October 2nd, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm the Cultural District of Kelowna invites you to a series of free hour-long presentations. See the full list here
November 6 - Sheila Dyer and the Art of Storytelling
December 4 - Diana Goffen (Project Literacy) and Laura Smith (Central Okanagan Partners for Literacy)
Share your creativity at The Inspired Word Cafe. Showtime is 6 pm to 8 pm Thursday nights. October 24, November 21, and December 19.
Children’s Information Desk 250-762-2800 Extension 1409
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. The complete list of films is on our blog here. The next movie is My Fair Lady on Monday, December 16.
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 ext. 1409 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 ext. 1416 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 2013 Book Sale dates were:
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 1pm on the second Monday of each month. No board meetings are held in July & August. The society's 2013 AGM will be Saturday, November 23.
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.