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Okanagan Regional Library forgiving late, damaged returns

Some branches have been closed, or on abbreviated hours due to the wildfires
The ORL is helping ease the stress of evacuees from the wildfires, by forgiving late or damaged items. (Okanagan Regional Library/Vernon branch photo)

The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is forgiving all library material that is overdue or damaged, due to the wildfires in and around the Okanagan area.

“The last thing we want is for anyone to be concerned about library holds, returns, and lost or damaged items,” a release stated. “The well-being of our patrons and staff remains our top priority.”

The ORL, which has branches in 30 communities across the Okanagan, is operating under regular hours for the majority of branches. However, some, like the South and North Shuswap branches, are closed until further notice, while the Lake Country branch is open from 1-5 p.m, as branches also have to deal with staff shortages.

More information can be found at

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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