• We are now open for book browsing and limited computer use from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday!


  • Do you prefer curbside checkout? Feel free to take advantage of our library takeout service every Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30am - 11:30 am.


  • Have a question?  Call us at 250-770-7781 between Tuesday and Saturday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, or email us at contact@pentictonlibrary.ca

More things to do with your Library Card!

Library Cards


Don't have a card fill out this quick form and we will register you ASAP. To renew an expired card, please call us. ID requirements are excepted until we fully reopen.

Note: some resources require you to enter a pin. Your pin is the last 4 digits of your phone number.

Please contact us if you need any technical support.

With all that out of the way, here are some sanity savers! (Including our NEW digital escape room! Click Here)

Library Takeout

Run out of books to read at home? Don't worry - this week we're launching our Library Takeaway service! Library Takeaway will allow you to place books on hold by phone (250-770-7781) or online using our catalogue. Staff will pull up to 5 items for you at a time (or 15 for children's picture books), check them out to your account, and contact you to let you know they are available for pickup. All books can be picked up at Fairview entrance, just beside the drop box. If you aren't sure what to read next, you can use one of our reading recommendation services, accessed through the coloured buttons on our home page. If you have any questions about our Library Takeaway service, click here to read our FAQs.



The easiest way to read an ebook or listen to an audiobook is by downloading the libby for overdrive app for Android or iOS.

You can browse our ebook collection by going to Libraries2Go.

All you need is a valid Penticton Public Library card. The pin is the last 4 digits of your telephone number.

Want to read a classic that is in the public domain? Check out Project Gutenberg

Watch Movies, Read Magazines or Listen to Audiobooks

watch video


With over 6,000 publications from over 100 countries in 60+ languages, PressReader is the leading digital newspaper and magazine provider for premium content.

RB Digital

RB Digital has two main functions. It helps you keep up with all your favourite ebooks, audiobooks and magazines while also allowing you to stream thousands of free moives! 

National Film Board of Canada

Films on this site can be streamed free of charge, or downloaded for your personal use for a small fee.

Kanopy & Kanopy Kids 

View a large variety of films for children and adults. Need help? We've created a visual guide.

Learn A New Skill With an Online Class



Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Gale Courses

Gale Courses provides more than 360 six-week long, online programs taught by college instructors. New courses begin each month, and lessons are assigned twice a week, enhanced with images, videos, and games to support varied learning styles. Users will enjoy a self-paced learning environment and engagement with fellow students and instructor through weekly discussion boards.

World Book Online

Doing research? World Book is a great tool to find accurate information. Plus, check out some of their useful research tools like citation builder!

Discover Your Family Tree

Family Tree

Ancestry Library Edition

Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Free access is available until the end of August.

Just for Kids

No Adults Allowed

Join a virtual children’s program on Facebook live. We are hoping to run these programs Tuesday to Friday, at 10am. 


TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly! Thank you SO MUCH to TumbleBooks for making this a reality for our patrons, during this difficult time! 

Finish That Term Paper You’ve Been Working On

Writing a paper

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search is a rich resource spanning a broad stretch of academic subjects with thousands of full-text journals and abstracted and indexed journals. Information is easily attainable for the most complex term papers.

Learn A New Language

Language learning

Mango Languages

Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.

Additional Library Resources

For a full list of online resources, from fixing a small engine, to starting a small business, check out our database page.

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