Vernon

BC's Restart Plan: Step 3 at the ORL

View our guidelines for safely using your library during Step 3.


 

Open Hours

  • Monday: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (our first Sunday opening is October 3rd)
  • Book Returns are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, excluding the Easter and Christmas closures.

Location


2800 30th Avenue
Vernon, BC. V1T 8S3
250-542-7610

We are open full hours, seating is available and our water fountain is open. Face masks are now required in the library.

We are currently working on safety plans for how we can reopen some in person programming this fall in mid-October. Please check back regularly for updates as we work with the new PHO orders and check out the events calendar for all virtual and in person events. 

Have a question? Call us at 250-542-7610 during open hours. For eBook, resource or reference help you can also email help@orl.bc.ca or call 1-844-649-8127.

Returning Library Items

There are three book drop bins located on the east side of the building. They are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, except during our Easter and Christmas closures. 


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The Vernon Makerspace

Vernon branch's brand new makerspace is now open! Featuring equipment and tools for hands-on projects, digital media creation, and exploring and learning new technology. Our recording studio will not be available until early October due to COVID 19, but our Creation Stations, Cricut cutter and Digitization Stations are now available for use.

To use an ORL Makerspace independently, all makers must:

You'll need a library card to use our maker tools. Get a card.

This space is primarily for users 14 and up. Users under 14 must be actively accompanied by a parent or guardian who is a certified Makerspace user. Users between 14 and 18 must have their legal guardian sign their Makerspace Agreement and Makerspace Waiver.

Generously funded by the Vernon Friends of the Library 

Hours

Monday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

*our Technical Assistant is available for extra guidance during limited hours. Wednesdays 1-3 pm & 5-8 pm, Thursdays 11 am - 1 pm, 2-3 pm & 4-5 pm, & some Fridays & Saturdays.

Go to Spaces, our online booking calendar, to browse and reserve our maker stations and tools. You will be asked to create a Spaces account (and confirm your email address) in order to complete your first booking request. 

View our certification courses and tutorials

Digitization Stations

Preserve your memories by digitizing your old photos, slides, video tapes, mini-VHS tapes, vinyl records, and audio cassettes.

Explore Digitizing

Creation Stations

Use our dedicated Microsoft Surface Pros for your digital media creations. Our creation stations offers Adobe Creative Suite software to support your projects from graphic design, photography, audio editing, to animation.

Explore Creation Stations

Material Cutting and Crafting

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 matboard and leather — and supports almost any DIY project. You must be Maker Certified to use the Cricut Maker - which you can do virtually from home or in branch on one of our internet terminals.

Explore Material Cutting

Audio Recording (Temporarily unavailable due to COVID 19 restrictions)

Record audio stories, podcasts, and music with our sound-protected recording studio which will hold up to 5 musicians (very cozy). 

Explore Audio Recording

Gadgets

There are several convenience gadgets available in the Makerspace as well:

  • Portable DVD-RW drive
  • Lightning 'On the go' adapter for transferring files on USB drives to apple devices

Friends of the Library Book Sales

On Saturday October 2nd the VFOL will hold an outdoor book sale at 9908 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream. Check their FB page for all of the details. 

Parking

The parkade is open during library hours. The gate now closes between each car - please roll up to the gate as close to the building as you can to trigger the sensor.
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