BC Day: All library locations will be closed on Monday, August 2, for BC Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, August 3.
All recording studios are closed to the public at this time. Thanks for your understanding.
Record audio stories, podcasts, and music with our sound-protected recording studios.
Check out this example of what you can create using our recording equipment, software, and Creative Commons audio! Listen to the ORL Podcast, Hard Cover, a zany but information podcast about books, libraries, and librarians: https://anchor.fm/orl-podcast.
Located at Golden Branch, Westside Learning Lab, Vernon Branch, & Downtown Kelowna Library Branch.
The Recording Studio is available for all ORL library cardholders to use.
You must first attend an orientation before you can reserve and use the studio independently.
You must agree and adhere to ORL’s Makerspace Guidelines and the Maker Agreement.
The recording studio fits 1-2 people comfortably (dimensions: 6’ x 6’).
The computer in our studios do not retain files and all items will be erased at the end of the day. Please save your work to your personal storage device or to your personal online storage.
Browse and reserve our maker stations and tools.
Online reservation is available for maker stations at the Westside Learning Lab & the Downtown Kelowna Branch.
Please contact Golden Branch to book maker stations and tools at that location.
One Rode NT1-A condenser microphone
Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB audio interface
Audio-Technica ATH-M20X headphones
M-Audio compact desktop reference monitors
Focusrite Control software
We offer audio recording workshops on a rotating basis at ORL makerspace locations. Check our events calendar.
LinkedIn Learning for Libraries is available to all ORL library cardholders for learning video tutorials and self-guided online courses on audio engineering, creative technology and more.
When using an ORL Makerspace, please follow these rules (PDFs):
To use an ORL Makerspace independently, all makers must:
You'll need a library card to use our maker tools. Get a card.