Victoria Day Closure: All library branches will be closed on Monday, May 23, for Victoria Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 24.
Record audio stories, podcasts, and music with our sound-protected recording studios.
Located at Vernon Branch,the Downtown Kelowna Library Branch, and the Westside Learning Lab
Temporarily unavailable at Golden Branch, .
The Recording Studio is available for all ORL library cardholders to use.
You must first attend an orientation before you can reserve and use the studio independently.
You must agree and adhere to ORL’s Makerspace Guidelines and the Maker Agreement.
The computer in our studios do not retain files and all items will be erased at the end of the day. Please save your work to your personal storage device or to your personal online storage.
Browse and reserve our maker stations and tools.
Online reservation is available for maker stations at the Westside Learning Lab, the Downtown Kelowna Branch, and the Vernon Branch.
Please contact Golden Branch to book maker stations and tools at that location.
One Rode NT1-A condenser microphone
Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB audio interface
Audio-Technica ATH-M20X headphones
M-Audio compact desktop reference monitors
Focusrite Control software
We offer audio recording workshops on a rotating basis at ORL makerspace locations. Check our events calendar.
LinkedIn Learning for Libraries is available to all ORL library cardholders for learning video tutorials and self-guided online courses on audio engineering, creative technology and more.
Check out this example of what you can create using our recording equipment, software, and Creative Commons audio! Listen to the ORL Podcast, Hard Cover, a zany but information podcast about books, libraries, and librarians: https://anchor.fm/orl-podcast.
When using an ORL Makerspace, please follow these rules (PDFs):
To use an ORL Makerspace independently, all makers must:
You'll need a library card to use our maker tools. Get a card.