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  • Enjoy your eLibrary over the Holidays

    All library locations are closed beginning December 24 and resuming normal operating hours on January 4. Though we may be closed over the holidays, your eLibrary is always open!
    December 23, 2020
  • Coming Soon: Get Your Favorite eAudiobooks All in One Place!

    On December 17, our digital books from our RBdigital collection will be moving to our ORL eBooks|OverDrive collection, so you can find your favorite books all in one place. You will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great eBooks and eAudiobooks you loved, but they will be available in Libby App and on the ORL eBooks website.
    December 09, 2020
  • Holiday Closure: December 24 through January 3

    All Okanagan Regional Library locations will begin their annual holiday closure period beginning Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, January 3. Library branches will resume normal operating hours on Monday, January 4, 2021.
    December 07, 2020
  • Get Creative and Decorate a Gingerbread Man in Disguise

    Hey kids and teens, showcase your creativity and imagination with our fun challenges!
    December 01, 2020
  • Cozy up with even more digital books this winter!

    Beginning December 1, we are increasing the number of digital books you can borrow at a time from the ORL eBooks|OverDrive collection! Borrow up to 10 digital books at a time, and place requests on up to 10 digital books at time.
    December 01, 2020
  • ORL Board Meeting November 2020

    At the November 18, 2020 meeting of the Okanagan Regional Library Board of Trustees, the Board: approved the 2021 budget with a minimal less than 1% increase (0.75%), recognizing that taxpayers face many challenges with COVID-19.
    November 18, 2020
  • Get back to class with The Great Courses

    Calling on life-long learners! Feeling nostalgic for back-to school feeling this time of year? Get back to class from the comfort of home with The Great Courses (from Kanopy Streaming Films) and your library card.
    September 11, 2020
  • Get to know Flipster, our newest digital magazine collection

    Browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines for free with your library card. Get caught up with your favorites like People, Maclean’s, Time, Chatelaine, and Martha Stewart Living. For the kiddoes, we have Archie, Betty & Veronica, Chickadee, and Owl magazines.
    August 18, 2020
  • Golden Library to temporarily close for renovations August 26

    Golden Library, a branch of the Okanagan Regional Library [ORL], will be temporarily closed for renovations from August 26 to September 17.
    August 07, 2020
  • Throughout July, library branches will be opening their doors to the public

    The Okanagan Regional Library will begin re-opening its branches to our patrons once again with Phase 3: Browse & Borrow service. The change will happen gradually within our 30 branches throughout July, replacing the curbside holds pick-up service.
    July 15, 2020
  • June 2 Okanagan Regional Library is starting curbside holds pick-up

    Library service at Okanagan Regional Library branches will increase starting June 2. We have missed the in-person service to our customers, and although we have continued to serve you virtually, we are very excited to begin our restoration of library services to include lending physical materials once again - via curbside pickup.
    May 26, 2020
  • Need something to watch? We have online movies!

    Watch movies online with Kanopy Streaming Films. With your library card, you will be able to watch up to 8 films per month. Get started at https://www.orl.bc.ca/elibrary/kanopy.
    May 20, 2020
  • An update for our customers on continued library closures & impact of COVID-19

    We know you would like to be back in your local library branches and able to check out materials, and we miss you, and are looking forward to the day we can reopen our library branches again. Until then, please visit us at www.orl.bc.ca. You can ask questions using our online chat to learn how we can serve you at this time, or just call us to say hi at 1-844-649-8127. We’d love to talk to you.
    April 30, 2020
  • Stay home & watch movies!

    With the help of their content partners, Kanopy is providing access to their film collection while libraries are closed. ORL members can enjoy the collection until May 8. Get started at https://www.orl.bc.ca/elibrary/kanopy.
    April 14, 2020
  • COVID-19 | Public Announcement | March 16th - 2:19pm

    Based on the direction and recommendation of the public health officials, and out of care and concern for the public, our customers and our staff, we will be closing until further notice all Okanagan Regional Library branches effective tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17.
    March 16, 2020
  • COVID-19 | Public Announcement | March 16th - 9:25am

    As you know, the Okanagan Regional Library has been closely monitoring the developments related to COVID-19. This is a continually evolving situation, and we continue to try to follow the advice of our health authorities and science as opposed to the hype and rumours.
    March 16, 2020
  • COVID-19 and your library

    We know that we need to balance public service with public safety. We are following the advice of the Public Health Agency of Canada, BC Ministry of Health and the Interior Health Authority.
    March 13, 2020
  • ORL eBooks - Auto-checkout for held digital books is getting replaced by new options on March 2

    Do you use the ORL eBooks|OverDrive collection to enjoy digital books? OverDrive is changing how you check out requested books that become available to borrow so that you can better manage your holds! Currently, when requested digital books become available, they are automatically checked out to your account. On March 2, this will change for all new and existing holds. When your hold becomes available, you will be notified, and you will have a 3-day window when you can either borrow your book, redeliver it at a later date if you don't have time to read it, or cancel the hold if you no longer want the book.
    February 26, 2020
  • See the Heat!

    Did you know you can borrow a thermal imaging camera from the library to see where heat loss is happening in your home? To borrow one, search for “See the Heat” or “Home Energy Kit” in the Catalogue, https://orl.bibliocommons.com, and place a hold. The cameras can be borrowed for up to seven days.
    February 04, 2020
  • Oliver Library Relocating to Oliver Place Mall

    Oliver Library, a branch of the Okanagan Regional Library [ORL], is relocating from its current location where it has operated for over 20 years to the Oliver Place Mall.
    January 30, 2020
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