Recording Studio

Recording Studio 97

Record audio stories, podcasts, and music with our sound-protected recording studios. Includes: 

  • 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
  • ProTools software
  • Audacity software


Available at Downtown Kelowna libraryGolden libraryVernon library, and the Westside Learning Lab

How to use the Recording Studio

Go to an orientation

Contact your local makerspace to set up an orientation. You must first attend an orientation before you can reserve and use the studio on your own. 


Register online to go to an orientation at the Downtown Kelowna library. Sessions are held on the fourth Thursday of the month, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM PT. 

Fill out this form

Download the Makerspace Waiver & Guidelines form [PDF]. Complete the Maker Waiver form (page 1), agree to and follow the Makerspace Guidelines (page 2).

Book the Recording Studio

Book Online: Browse and reserve maker stations on our online booking calendar, Spaces. You will be asked to create a Spaces account (and confirm your email address) to complete your first booking request.

Maker stations can be booked online two days in advance. For next day or same day bookings, please phone the library to ask if there are openings.

Contact Golden library directly to book their Recording Studio.

What to bring 

  1. Your library card and photo ID.
  2. Your own personal storage device (USB stick/thumb drive) to save your work. You can also use personal online storage. The computer in our studios do not keep files and items will be erased at the end of the day.  


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. 

Listen to Hard Cover, ORL's four episode podcast about books, libraries, and librarians. It was created using our recording equipment, software, and Creative Commons audio! 

Policies & Guidelines

When using an ORL Makerspace, please follow these rules [PDFs]:

To use an ORL Makerspace independently, all makers must:

  • Complete a Maker Waiver
  • Verify your identity to staff with valid library card and photo ID.

You'll need a library card to use our maker tools. Get a card.