Choose from different types of library memberships based on your age, if you have additional needs, if you represent an organization, or you are just visiting the area.
Anyone 13 and over living in the library’s service area.
Apply online or at your nearest ORL location (bring your ID).
Check out your Membership Benefits.
Teens, 13 to 17, living in the library’s service area, who don’t have ID.
Apply at your nearest ORL location.
You will get a temporary card for 6 months. You can check out 20 items at a time and have 20 items on hold at once.
After 6 months, you can return to the library and ask staff to upgrade your card to an Adult Resident card if you have no fees for lost or damaged items.
Any child who is 12 and under living within the library’s service area.
At your nearest library branch: The child’s parent or guardian must be there and show their own ID.
Apply online: Parents or guardians must supply their name, phone number, and email address on the eCard registration form. This section of the form will appear when the patron's birth year is selected.
Anyone, any age, who can’t read print material, including:
We also offer cards for places like care homes, or other organizations and business, that work with people who have print disabilities.
Fill out our Print Disability status form:
Bring the form to your nearest library location when you sign up for a card. You will also need to bring ID, one of which has your current address.
View the library’s Accessibility Services.
Anyone who is not able to attend a library branch on a regular basis due to an illness or mobility challenge.
At your nearest ORL location (bring your ID).
You can borrow most item for 42 days. Note: Some items can’t be borrowed on an extended loan.
Visitors who have a card from another BC public library may borrow items from the Okanagan Regional Library.
Go to an ORL location. Please show staff:
Library material borrowed on a BC OneCard may be returned to any public library in British Columbia. Returned items are shipped back to the lending library with no charge.
You will be able to borrow up to 100 physical items at a time from the ORL’s collections You will need to use your own library's access for online resources, though.
Any visitor to our Library service that is from outside the province or who does not qualify for a BC One Card.
$25.00 fee for a 3-month membership.
Apply at your nearest ORL location. Bring your ID, pay your membership fee, and start borrowing from the library the same day!
You can check out 20 items at a time and have 20 items on hold at once. You will need to use your own library's access for online resources, though.
Any company or institution within our service area.
Representatives can apply at any ORL location. Bring your ID and a completed Corporate Membership Application form (available at the library branch), signed by a leader of the organization, or in the case of a school membership, the principal.
Bring personal identification and proof of address. For teens and adults, you can use:
Your ID must have your current local address on it.
Don’t have either of these ID cards? Bring two other pieces of ID from the list below; one needs your current address on it.
Examples of IDs we accept:
Don’t have ID? Ask about our Access Cards