Victoria Day Closure: All library branches will be closed on Monday, May 23, for Victoria Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 24.
View our guidelines for visiting the library.
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays.
The Falkland Branch is located on highway 97 in the Falkland townsite near the Post Office and the Stampede Grounds. When the library is closed there is a book drop bin located near the accessibility ramp.
Diana McCarthy is the Community Librarian at this branch. Stop by and introduce yourself when you get a chance- Diana enjoys meeting new people; reading, knitting, getting crafty; and of course working at one of the best libraries in the world!
As per guidelines from the BC Health Ministry, masks are now mandatory for all visitors 5 years of age and older when visiting our library. If you have concerns or questions please speak with staff. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support. Disposable masks are available in limited supply- so if you have forgotten yours at home--staff will be happy to bring one out to you.
The Internet/Catalogue computers are available for use during open hours. When the library is busy, please keep your computer use to 15 minutes if possible; your understanding is appreciated.
View the full Events Calendar for Falkand library branch, or click on an event below to see additional details & registration info
Please note that we will be following any and all public health mandates for our area, including checking vaccination passports.
For more information or to register, please check out the Evanced Calendar!
Having trouble finding something amazing to read next? Visit the site below to get a custom list of suggestions from our librarians!
For more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to be notified of upcoming programs and events please ask to be added to our Youth Programming mailing list (send an email to address listed above!)
For ideas to help keep busy, or to have a little fun; check out our calendar. Many events, programs, and workshops are available Virtually for patrons from all over our service area. So have some fun, perhaps make some new friends, and check out the amazingly talented staff at the ORL! In-person events are available in some of our branches also, so please check out the online calendar for more information and to register.
Due to changing COVID protocols and mandates from BC Health Ministry- we are suspending all meetings for the time being. We hope to be able to resume them in the coming months...keep checking back!
Yes! We certainly can visit your group or organization. We can do so in person (with protocols in place) and virtually if this is an option. Please call and speak with staff to arrange this or to get more information.
As per guidelines from the BC Health Ministry, masks are mandatory when visiting our library. If you have concerns or questions please speak with staff. Thanks for your continued cooperation and support. Disposable masks are available in limited supply- so if you have forgotten yours at home- staff will be happy to bring one out to you.
Computer and Internet Use
One Internet/Catalogue computers are available for use during open hours. When the library is busy, please keep your computer use to 15 minutes if possible; your understanding is appreciated.
WIFI is available inside and outside of the branch from approx. 7am to 10pm daily.
Printing services (colour printing is not available) - cost is 25cents per page.
We do not have a Fax machine available in the Falkland library; and there does not appear to be any available for public use within the community. If this service is requested by a business/organization; you should contact them to see if the requested materials can be scanned and emailed. Library staff are happy to assist you with this alternative.
We have our chairs out again! Yay! When the library is a busy place; we kindly ask that you limit the time of your visit so others may use the library also.
What's New/ What's Happening in our Library?
We are finally able to offer all of our regular services (albeit with some limitations.) A big Thank You to ORL Staff and of course our wonderful patrons who dealt with these changes so wonderfully. We truly appreciate your concern and cooperation during these difficult times.
Please contact Diana if you have any questions: email@example.com, or 250-379-2705 ext 1811.
Library Book Bags
We have some wonderful new Library book bags here in the branch. The price is $5.00 per bag. Pick one up next time you are in the branch. (There are also a few of the older style available for $2.00!)
We have had an A.E.D. device installed here in the library thanks to the PAD program and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Unlike those at the Community Hall and the Curling Rink, this one is only available during the open hours at the Library. This device may be taken off-site during an emergency; please speak with staff if you have questions or require its use.
Youth Services Email List
We have a Youth Services email list that parents/caregivers may sign up for so that they can be kept informed about upcoming Children's programs and events. See staff to sign up or send us an email asking to be added: firstname.lastname@example.org!