Phase 3 Re-opening: Browse & Borrow 

This library branch is re-opened to the public. View the ORL's Phase 3 Plan.


Open Hours

  • Monday: 10AM-5:30PM
  • Tuesday: 10AM-9PM
  • Wednesday: 10AM-9PM
  • Thursday: 10AM-9PM
  • Friday: 10AM-5:30PM
  • Saturday: 10AM-5:30PM
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • We are currently in Phase 3. During Phase 3, we have browse and borrow service. Limited service inside the library. You can place holds on items using the library catalogue, or by calling 1-844-649-8127.

    Book Returns are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, excluding the Easter and Christmas closures.


2800 30th Avenue
Vernon, BC. V1T 8S3
(250) 542-7610

We are open full hours! 

Returning Library Items

There are three book drop bins located on the east side of the building. They are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, except during our Easter and Christmas closures. All returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being processed.



Please check out our Calendar of Vernon Branch Events to see what we're offering virtually for kids, teens and adults. 


Okanagan Lake Haiku

  Okanagan Regional Library is now taking submissions of haiku poems about Okanagan Lake.

  A haiku is an ancient poetic form created by the Japanese people. A traditional haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. It often focuses on images from nature and emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression.

The ORL will compile all haiku submissions and share them with our community as Okanagan Lake Haiku. Submissions will be accepted at until Aug. 31. 

 We look forward to reading your haiku about the deep and mysterious Okanagan Lake!


Online Board Games Design Workshop

Thursdays in October | 7:00-8:30pm | Online

Ages 14+. Registration Required HERE 

Want to learn how to design your own board games? Join us online for this virtual workshop series.
At this workshop series you will learn the ins-and-outs of board game design with local board game designer Jonathan Thwaites from OOMM Board Games. Each week he will cover a different topic that anyone can learn from no matter their experience or stage of design.
You'll be sent an email with instructions on how to connect to the Zoom Meeting when you register.
Oct 8: Taking an idea and making your first prototype
Oct 15: Rapid Iteration and interpreting feedback
Oct 22: Making professional quality prototypes and Talking to Artists
Oct 29: Self Publishing or Working with a Publisher 


Online VernonReads Book Club

3rd Wednesday of the Month | 7-8pm | Online

The book club is open to all interested adults. Registration Required for each date HERE

Vernon Branch invites you to read the suggested titles and to join us for a lively, facilitated discussion of the featured title.

Fall 2020 Titles

All True Not a Lie In It by Alix Hawley (Sept 23)

Beautiful Boy by David Sheff (Oct 21)

The River by Peter Heller (Nov 18)

Life in the Court of Matane by Eric Dupont (Dec 16)

You are responsible for placing a hold on a copy of the book. There may be some Book Club Kit copies available at Vernon Upstairs Desk. Please note: Many titles are also available in ebook and audiobook formats in the ORL catalogue.  



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