BC Day: All library locations will be closed on Monday, August 2, for BC Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, August 3.
We are in the Browse & Borrow phase of our Phased Re-opening Plan. All library locations are open! (Exception: Our UBCO location remains closed to the public until further notice).
Properly fitted masks that cover nose, mouth and chin are required. Scarfs, face shields, bandanas, neck gaiters, mouth guards, etc. will not be accepted face coverings.
If you forget your mask please asks staff for a disposable mask to wear during your visit.
Customers are REQUIRED to wear masks in libraries and other indoor public pages, as ordered by the Public Health Office.
Guidelines for libraries and library visitors, issued by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), state that the risk of transmission of COVID-19 on library materials is very low, and that evidence does not require libraries to quarantine or disinfect their items. Given this guidance the ORL will no longer be quarantining library material. This not only frees up library space for better purposes, it also frees up staff time and reduces the number of times staff are handling items.
Okanagan Regional Library has completed a COVID-19 Safety Plan in accordance with WorkSafe BC.
View the complete Safety Plan [PDF]