Canada Day: ORL locations will be closed on Friday, July 1, for Canada Day. Regular hours resume on Saturday, July 2.
View our guidelines for visiting the library.
All ORL branches are closed on statutory holidays.
Come to our Learning Lab in the Westside where we offer Maker technology like 3D printing, Cricut cutting and graphic design software to ignite your creativity. Yes, we also have books too!
Our book drops are open 24/7!
Drop in or call the Lab to book a certification appointment with our Technical Assistants.
View our Certification Courses and Tutorials online
A makerspace with equipment and software for maker activities.
Where you can learn new skills with technology from essential computer programs to using creative and maker-oriented tools.
Browse our online events calendar and register/drop-in for our programs.
Tech help sessions are offered by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
These are (up to) 45-minute sessions where we offer basic troubleshooting help for computer/tablet/eReader devices and connect you with library services such as eBooks, audiobooks, and our eResources such as Linked In Learning and Rosetta Stone.
We do not help with installing non-library related programs or applications to your device, advanced troubleshooting, or hardware problems.
Meeting rooms and gathering spaces are available for community groups to book for events and programs.
Computers for internet access and use.
We offer a small, tailored collection of books for you to browse, read, and check out.
A location for picking up holds and returning material.
Use our space, tools, and software to make something today. At the Lab, we support:
After an orientation with our staff, you can print three-dimensional objects using our Makerbot 3D Printer.
Use our Cricut Maker, a high tech and precise cutting, drawing, and scoring machine. It cuts hundreds of materials quickly and accurately, from the most delicate paper and fabric to kraftboard and leather — and supports almost any DIY project.
Record audio stories, podcasts, and music with our sound-protected recording studio.
Use our dedicated Surface Studio for your digital media creations. Our creation station offers Adobe Creative Suite software to support your projects from graphic design, photography, audio editing, to animation.
Preserve your memories by digitizing your old photographs, slides, negatives, video tapes, vinyl records or tape cassettes with our digitization equipment.
View our Digitization Guides (in PDF):
Use our video recording equipment and software to produce a video whether it’s a vlog or short film.
The Westbank Friends of the Library, formed in February 2001, actively support the work of the library and its staff.
The monies raised from their book sales are used to buy non-budget items and to sponsor various programs and events that take place in the library..
If you would like more information or would like to attend a Friends of the Westbank Library meeting please contact the library at 250-768-4369.