Okanagan Regional Library to begin re-opening process on June 2

Curbside pick-up and book returns will be available starting on Tuesday, June 2

The Okanagan Regional Library has announced their first phase of re-opening. (ORL photo)

The Okanagan Regional Library has announced their first phase of re-opening. (ORL photo)

Starting on June 2, the Okanagan Regional Library will be launching phase one of their re-opening plan.

As of Tuesday, customers will be able to participate in curbside holds pick-up and book returns. Individuals will be able to place holds and pick up library materials outside of their local branch. Book returns will also be open for limited hours.

Curbside holds pick-up will allow customers to once again borrow physical materials. The building itself will remain closed.

To borrow materials, customers can place holds through their online catalogue or by calling 1-844-659-8127. A detailed step by step tutorial is available on their website.

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Materials that are returned will be quarantined for 72 hours according to the ORL website. Any items currently checked out are not due back until June 15 to avoid a high volume of returns. No late fines will be incurred during phase one of re-opening.

In Golden, curbside and book drop off will be available on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thursdays from 2 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. When the library is closed, there will be a book drop bin on the exterior. The library asks to respect their hours and not to leave materials outside.

All holds that were ready at the time of closure will be available for pick-up for seven days after re-opening.

Library branch phones are currently off, but library staff are available at 1-844-659-8127 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 – 3 p.m. MST.