While the ORL locations may be closed until further notice, we are here for you online!
Have questions? Email us at email@example.com or chat with library staff from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday to Friday, right from our website.
The ORL strives to support patrons with diverse needs through a variety of different collections, programs, and services.
NOTE: The CELA catalogue includes material from the American service, Bookshare. Access to Bookshare, requires a Proof of Disability form which requires a signature from a certifying professional.
Extended loans are available for customers who are homebound temporarily or on a continued basis due to illness or other disability. An extended loan period of 42 days is applied to all eligible items borrowed. Some borrowing restrictions apply. Please enquire at your local library branch for further information.
Some library branches partner with local organizations to provide home delivery of library materials to homebound customers. Please ask at your local library branch if home delivery is available in your community.
Friendly staff at all library branches are available to help. Most library branches are accessible, and some branches offer additional equipment such as walkers and Optelec machines.
Once branches are back open, some examples of inclusive programs that our branches may offer are:
Join a deaf storyteller and a children's librarian for stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts presented in both American Sign Language and English. Financial assistance provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation.
Contact the Rutland or Westbank Branch for more information.
An all-inclusive book club, welcoming everyone regardless of reading ability and encouraging adults with diverse abilities to take part in discussions about new as well as classic titles. Books will be read together in a group setting with all participants invited to read aloud. Assistance with echo reading will be provided for those who wish to use it.
Contact the Kelowna Branch for more information.
The Audiobook Club is not a conventional book club. It focuses on the audio resources the Okanagan Regional Library offers now and in the future.
Contact the Vernon Branch for more information.
Meet with others using AAC devices and learn from and with each other.
Contact the Vernon Branch for more information
A print disability is defined in the Canadian Copyright Act and is a disability that limits a person from reading print in its original format due to:
Not sure if you qualify? Ask us.