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 on statutory 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.
Ralph Morrison's new book shares his personal story of childhood bullying. The Fear Inside looks back at childhood bullying and brings adult perspective to its effects. His mission is to cross Canada speaking to schools, business leaders, and community groups, raising awareness. This free talk is at 1 pm in the meeting room.
UBC Okanagan presents Gerry Shikatani reading here March 12 at 7 pm in the meeting room.
The March speaker is UBCO's Anne Fleming. She is the author of Gay Dwarves of America, a finalist for this year’s Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, the novel, Anomaly, and Pool-Hopping and Other Stories, shortlisted for a BC Book Prize and the Governor-General’s award. This talk will be in the magazine area from noon to 1 on the 19th.
The Inspired Word Cafe will be held here Thursday, March 13 at 5:30 pm.
The ORL invites you to take part in the magnificence and sweeping drama of A Game of Thrones. Come to the 2nd Floor Information Desk to pick up a copy of the first book if you haven't already read it. The first meeting will be Saturday, April 5 at 1 pm.
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 Gods and Monsters on Monday, March 17.
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 2014 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 5:30pm on the second Monday of each month. No board meetings are held in July & August. The society's 2014 AGM will be Saturday, November 22.
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.