The lab is open! View the ORL's Phase 3 Plan.
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 further your creativity. Yes, we also have books too!
Our book drops are open 24/7!
NOTE: At the moment, only previously certified patrons are able to book stations requiring certification (Cricut, 3D Printer, etc.). Newcomers are unable to be certified at this time, please keep an eye on the library website for updates on the certification process.
View events in calendar format.
For details or registration info, click on an event below.
Use our space, tools, and software to make something today. At the Lab, we support:
After an orientation with our staff, you can print a three-dimensional objects using our Makerbot 3D Printer.
Use our Cricut Maker, a high tech and precise cutting, drawing, and scoring machine. It cuts a 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 video recording equipment and software to produce a video whether it’s a vlog or short film.
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):
Scanning 35mm Negatives Filmstrips with Epson
Scanning Non 35mm Negatives with Epson
Audio Cassette Tapes with EZ Tape Converter
Scanning Photos and 35mm Slides with Epson
Convert Video Tapes with Elgato
Vinyl Digitization with EZ Vinyl Converter
Use our dedicated computer 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.
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.
The Friends also organize the popular Wednesday Evening Speakers Programs that take place in the library once a month during the winter/spring months.
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.
Details about our Speakers Series program are posted on our branch calendar.