Salmon Arm Branch Renovation Closure: The Salmon Arm Branch is closed for renovations January 2-9. We will be open for limited services starting Thursday, January 10: Customers can pick up holds and return items, but the rest of the library will be closed. The library will RE-OPEN to the public on Monday, January 14. Find out more.
Lumby Branch Maintenance Closure: Due to building maintenance, the Lumby branch is closed and is expected to RE-OPEN on Tuesday, January 15.
We are books, and we are so much more than books. We are a place for knowledge, opportunities and personal development. Now more than ever, access to lifelong learning and technology is essential to help people transform their lives. They are foundations for personal wellbeing as well as shared economic prosperity and social cohesion. The Okanagan Regional Library has a vital role to play in providing that access freely and equitably.
Like post-secondary institutions and hospitals, libraries across Canada are recognizing that tax support only goes so far, and that in order to be centres of excellence in supporting our communities, private investment can make a tremendous difference. We invite you to consider helping your ORL.
There are many ways to get involved:
The ORL gratefully accepts monetary gifts, which help to enhance the library's ability to better serve you and your community.
Donating Books & Materials
Learn what materials can be donated to the library.
Leave a Legacy
Leaving a bequest or memorial gift through your will helps the ORL continue to provide exceptional services to residents of all ages.
Friends of the Library
Find out how to join one of the many Friends of the Library groups throughout the ORL.
Proceeds from books sales help to support local library branches or the contribute to system-wide improvements.
Learn how you can help the ORL through volunteering.