Kelowna

Library Renovations

We are renovating. Please watch this space for updates.

We have reopened as of Monday, January 16. We've made some changes during our revitalization period, with more to come in the next few weeks. Thanks for your patience, we look forward to welcoming you back! Find out more

Open Hours

  • Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Renovation Closure: The Kelowna Branch is now closed for renovations. It reopens on January 16.

    Interior revitalization of the downtown Kelowna Library at 1380 Ellis Street has begun! The next phase involves a a month-long closure beginning December 18 to complete major renovations including new flooring, connections to the Okanagan Centre for Innovation, a more inviting entry way, new self-service pickup of holds, a service desk re-location, and the creation of the Great Room event and programming space on the second floor.

    This is Phase 1 of a multi-million dollar project designed to innovate the 20-year-old library branch into a community hub with more reading, working, creating and meeting space and access to new technologies. The plans for this revitalization were designed with community input, and align with the Okanagan Regional Library’s strategic goals to advance learning and creativity at inviting public spaces. The complete renovation is expected to take over a year and will require investment from local citizens and business. A one-month-long closure is necessary in order to complete Phase 1 changes as quickly as possible.

    For more information see: http://www.orl.bc.ca/whats-happening/whats-new/news/2016/12/05/closure-begins-december-18-to-revitalize-kelowna-library

     

Location


1380 Ellis St.
Kelowna, BC. V1Y 2A2
(250) 762-2800

There are six book drop bins located on the west side of the building. They are locked only during extended library closures (Easter and Christmas).

Parkade & Library Access During Construction

The entrance to the parkade has now been modified. The original entrance is blocked off and what used to be two exit lanes are now one entrance and one exit. Please be careful and watch for the signage.

Vehicle access to the library and parkade is now off Ellis on a temporary driveway. The entire driveway is one way entering from Ellis and exiting onto Doyle. Please be very careful walking around the library during this period, as the only sidewalk will be the one right against the curved wall of the building.

 

Parking

Parking is available in the Library Plaza Parkade for $1 per hour on weekdays with free parking on weekends and evenings after 6:00 p.m. More downtown parking information is available here. Before you come down in the evening; check for event parking dates based on the Rockets' schedule. Event night parking is $5.00 and a sign will be posted at the parkade entrance.
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