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 and during Christmas and Easter holiday times. The book drops are closed on these days.
We are located at the Capital News Centre, 4105 Gordon Drive, in the south end of Kelowna beside the H2O aquatic centre. Our friendly staff are ready to help you. Parking is free! All programs at the Mission library branch are also free of charge. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at all times.
As of Friday March 11th, masks are no longer mandatory in indoor public spaces, including the library
Mission Branch will be undergoing construction until the spring of 2022. Changes will include new colours, programming spaces and comfortable seating. We continue to operate with the collection in a much smaller space, and without seating or tables. Programming at the Mission Library will resume soon after the renovations are completed.
We apologize for any inconvenience, noise, or construction-related disturbances you may experience during your visit. Please consider visiting our downtown Kelowna or Rutland branches to attend in-person library programs or for a quiet place to study.
Knitting will resume once the renovations are completed.
Download our Safety Plan and Risk Assessment [PDF]
School Class Visits
Class visits to the Mission Library will resume after renovations to the branch are completed in the spring of 2022. In the meantime, we can also conduct online sessions to introduce students to library resources and research methods. Contact us to see how we can help your class by calling 250-764-2254, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Capital News Centre and H2O
The library is a great resource to enjoy with your family or friends, before or after sporting events. Drop by the library on your next trip to the Capital News Centre or H2O! The Mission library branch is conveniently located inside the Capital News Centre, which features two arenas, two indoor soccer fields, a walking track, a gym and many outdoor playing fields. Next door is H2O, an aquatic and exercise facility with water slides, a wave pool, indoor river, lane swimming and a gym. Free parking!
Kelowna Friends of the Library are a non-profit organization formed in 1988, with a mission to raise funds to support Okanagan Regional Library, including the downtown Kelowna, Mission & Rutland branches, to enhance the profile of our libraries in the community, and to increase awareness and use of library programs and services. Persons interested in libraries are encouraged to volunteer with Friends as we support ORL through our year-round fundraising book sales and joint activities.
Up to 2019, Kelowna Friends were registered under the Society Act of British Columbia and the Canada Income Tax Act. Monetary donations should now be directed to the Okanagan Regional Library Admin Centre.
Kelowna Friends’ major fundraiser, the Great Okanagan Book Sale, takes place typically in the Fall (November) each year.
Funds raised significantly support Summer Reading Club and year-round programming for babies to toddlers to teens plus book clubs, guest speakers & events for adults, and go towards enhanced facilities and maker spaces at all ORL branches. To support our various year-round book sales, Kelowna Friends accept donations of gently used books at our sorting base at #114 – 2476 Westlake Road, West Kelowna next to Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital, on Fridays 9am – 11:30am when volunteers are on duty to review and accept items (Friends acknowledge the support of Dr. Moshe Oz). You can donate books anytime in small amounts in drop-bins at the ORL Admin Centre (1430 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna) and at Parkinson Recreation Centre (Harvey Ave & 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna). For book sales, volunteer and donation information, visit www.kelownafol.ca, or email Friends at email@example.com
Our volunteer co-ordinators and interested volunteers hold formal meetings as necessary, rotatiing between the three branch libraries and our sorting base. No meetings are typically held in January, July & August.
Follow Kelowna Friends on Facebook to keep updated on our latest activities and read posts on ORL, libraries, reading & literacy.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org