This library branch is re-opened to the public. View the ORL's Phase 3 Plan.
Book Returns are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, excluding the Easter and Christmas closures.
We are currently open full hours. Due to the latest public health orders (March 29th), we are not able to offer any seating until the orders are lifted. Internet access is available. PHO approved face masks must be worn at all times while using the library.
Have a question? Call us at 250-542-7610 during open hours. For eBook, resource or reference help you can also email email@example.com or call 1-844-649-8127.
The library is open to browse and borrow books, ask for information, study or use the Internet. Masks are mandatory. In compliance with BC CDC guidelines we can only offer limited seating. Seating can be booked up to one day ahead, and can be used for a maximum of two hours per day, per group. Group size can be no larger than four people from the same bubble. Call 250-542-7610 ext. 6820 to book a table, or inquire in person at the upstairs information desk. Limited services and spaces are available for your safety.
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.
Coming in spring of 2021, we will be opening Vernon branch's brand new creation space, The Inspiration Lab. 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 a later date due to COVID 19, but our Creation Stations, Cricut cutter and Digitization Stations will open in the spring. For more information please visit https://www.orl.bc.ca/using-the-library/our-services/orl-makerspaces.
Please check out our Calendar of Vernon Branch Events to see what we're offering virtually for kids, teens and adults.
View events in calendar format.
For details or registration, click on an event below.
Have a question? If so, please contact our Youth Services Librarian, Stephanie Thoreson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept 21 - Nov 26
Mondays and Thursdays 11am-11:30am
Register for Zoom links and passwords.
Book a Tuesday or Wednesday morning for a virtual class visit.
Downtown Kelowna, Vernon and Salmon Arm Branches
February 1 to May 28
Visit webpage for more info: orl.bc.ca/teen-read-woke
Grow your wokeness and win prizes by reading outstanding books by diverse authors. Are you up for the challenge?
What's a Woke Book?
How to Participate?
1. Participate by picking up a Read Woke Brochure at the Downtown Kelowna, Vernon or Salmon Arm Branch.
2. Complete Badges by reading woke books and writing reviews about them.
3. Win prizes! The first 10 readers to complete 3 Badges gets a Read Woke T-Shirt! For every Badge get a draw ticket for a chance to win a book or other small prizes!
In-person events are cancelled until further notice. Online events through Zoom are in calendar format here and on the main page of this guide.
All adult programs and events at the Vernon Library are FREE to the public. Please take careful note of registration requirements.
You can browse our weekly programs below by day of the week, or view in calendar format here.
Special Events |
If you have an idea you'd like to see happen @ your library, email us at email@example.com.
All Ages. Registration Required HERE
When you register you will receive the information for how to connect on Zoom.
Want to find new reading material, hear about library stuff, and have a chuckle at the same time? Join us once a month as we talk genres and crack dorky jokes.
Listen online at: https://anchor.fm/orl-podcast or on Spotify
3rd Wednesday of the Month | 7-8 PM | Online
The book club is open to all interested adults. Registration Required for each date HERE
Vernon Branch invites you to read the suggested titles and to join us for a lively, facilitated discussion of the featured title.
2021 Book Titles
You are responsible for placing a hold on a copy of the book. There are usually some copies available at Vernon Upstairs Desk. Please call ahead for availability. Please note: Many titles are also available in ebook and audiobook formats in the ORL catalogue.
The Vernon branch's seed lending library is open once again and patrons can now check out seeds. Patrons can check out the seeds for free as long as they replace the seeds in the fall from the plants they grow.
Two step-by-step guides on how to save heirloom seeds are available at the library, to aid you if are unsure about the various steps you need to take to save specific seeds. Some are easy to save while others are less easy.
Any patron interested in contributing seeds to the library is asked to place seeds from each vegetable in its own envelope and label it with the type of vegetable, variety if known, date collected and general location. The seeds can be dropped off at the upstairs information desk at the library.
Call or email us for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-542-7610 ext. 6831.
We have multiple public computer stations that can be used to access the internet and write documents using Word. You can also print wirelessly from your mobile phone, tablet or laptop, using Princh. All print jobs are $.25 per page, in black and white.
Due to COVID-19, we are not able to offer any sit down, in person eResource training until further notice. We offer free one-on-one training sessions to help you learn to use our digital resources including our eBook collections, digital audiobooks, RBdigital Magazines, and PressReader.
Check here to see if your eReader or Tablet is compatible with the library's eBook provider.
Do you have questions about what the library can offer you? Call today to sign up! 250-542-7610.
Due to COVID-19, exam invigilation is not available at the library until further notice.
Are you looking for somewhere to take an invigilated exam, either written or online? The library can help you out. Basic information can be found on the Exams in the Library page.
Call or email us for more details at email@example.com or 250-542-7610 ext. 6820.
The Vernon Branch has 17 internet terminals with word processing capabilities available for one hour per day with a valid ORL library card. Unlimited Wi-Fi access is available all day. Printing and photocopying is $0.25 per page, black and white only. Scanning to email is available and is free of charge.
Due to COVID-19, this room is not available until further notice.
The library has a beautiful boardroom that can be booked by groups or individuals for up to 2 hours at a time, free of charge. The room may be booked up to 24 hours in advance by calling 250-542-7610. It's a great space for tutoring, studying, meetings, scrap-booking and more!
The library has a small office available that can be booked by individuals for up to 2 hours at a time, free of charge. This space is great for tutoring, studying, and small meetings (4 people maximum). The room may be booked up to 24 hours in advance by calling 250-542-7610.
Due to COVID-19, this service is not available at the library until further notice.
The Vernon Branch has two meeting rooms available for rent during regular business days and hours. For further information, please contact the branch at 250-542-7610.
The first floor Meeting Room has a capacity of 100 participants and is equipped with tables, chairs, audio visual equipment, and complimentary Wi-Fi access.
Full Room/Capacity 100: $85 (3 hours) + GST = $89.25 (additional hours $10 ea. + GST)
Half Room/Capacity 50: $50 (3 hours) + GST = $52.50 (additional hours $10 ea. + GST)
Bookings are not confirmed until the rental fee has been paid.
The second floor Community Room has a capacity of 30 and is equipped with tables, chairs, audio visual equipment, and complimentary Wi-Fi access.
Rental Fee: $50 (3 hours) + GST = $52.50 (additional hours $10 ea. + GST)
A. Those chair were bought as part of the the new library and are called Bouloum Lounge chairs.
A. Most of the artwork should have information tags beside each piece. Our Friends of the Library co-ordinates the artwork in the library and the vast majority is displayed by the Vernon Art Gallery.
The Vernon Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization formed in 1989, is registered under the Societies Act of British Columbia.
For all donations please call Trish at 250-938-2559. The library will no longer be accepting book donations at the branch. Magazines won't be accepted for donation.
The major fundraiser is the huge book sale held in early May every year.
Past contributions made by the Friends of the Library include:
The Friends also hold smaller book sales throughout the year, and provide book bags for purchase at the branch.
New members are always welcome. Anyone interested in more information can contact Linda Wills at 250-549-1466 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page.
The Vernon Friends of the Library is hosting and Outdoor Book Sale
Saturday, May 1 | 10AM-3PM | 9908 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream
Come on out for some great deals and support the library!