The library is closed from May 31, 2024 to July 2, 2024 for the June Closure. See hours
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June Closure

April 26, 2024
Shocking News, Library Closed, June 2024

The Library and Museum will be closed from May 31st, accommodating an electrical upgrade to the building and will reopen on July 3rd. During the closure, the Library’s physical collections and book returns will not be available. All due dates will be extended through June until the facility is reopened. Items cannot be returned as the book drop will also be closed. The Library is increasing the number of books people are able to check out per card to 75, unfortunately this only applies to books – not magazines, DVDs, board or video games or other Library of Things items.

"We understand this will cause disruption to users and we’re taking steps to ensure patrons can access the digital collections and also stock up on physical materials." - Heather Buzzell, Chief Librarian

A library staff member will be available by phone (250-770-7781)from Tuesday to Friday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., to help with any account questions or problems. As well, questions can be to All digital collections are available during the closure with an active Penticton Public Library card. Pick up for Summer Reading Club packages will be announced closer to the pickup date on the Library’s website and Facebook page.

Youth under 24 that are wanting to register for the free transit pass can still do so at City Hall, the Foundry, the Ooknakane Friendship Centre or the Community Centre.

The Penticton Museum and Archives will also be closed from May 31st, reopening on July 3rd. Teachers who wish to speak with Museum Educator, Chandra Wong, or arrange for an off-site program, can call 250-487-9446 after June 3rd.

Archival inquires can be sent to: or, phone 250-490-2452. All inquires will be dealt with when the archives re-opens.

The work includes upgrading of the full building infrastructure the current 600V three-phase standard. In order to do this existing 480V electrical equipment within the facility including electrical panels, transformers, etc., throughout the building require replacement in order to support the new 600V feed. All equipment being replaced within the facility requires full decommissioning, disconnection, relocation and/or disposal of obsolete equipment, in addition to the removal and replacement of any non-reusable and obsolete wiring throughout the facility.