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Borrow a Kobo e-reader

The Library offers Kobo Clara eReaders for 28-day loan. Place a hold on one using the link below.

When you receive an email notification that your iPad is ready for pick-up, you can borrow it from the Welcome Desk


How to borrow an eReader

You will need:

  • To be at least 19 years old
  • To have a valid library card
  • Access to a wireless network, at home or elsewhere
  • To sign up for a free Kobo account

You Agree To:

  • 1 eReader per customer
  • Borrow for 28 days, with 1 renewal if no one else is waiting on hold
  • Return the eReader to the Welcome Desk ONLY (there is a $10 fee for eReaders put through the return slot).
  • Pay replacement costs for lost or damaged eReaders up to $200 plus a $30 processing fee, as per the Borrower Agreement

Frequently asked questions

How does the Kobo work?

Please see the Kobo Clara HD help page

Are there any ebooks already available to read on the Kobos you lend?

It is against the user agreement to loan e-readers with ebooks already on them. While some libraries do this, they are in violation of these agreements and subject to penalties if investigated. Our purpose in loaning the readers is to allow customers to experiment with e-reading, while making use of our ebook services as well.

Can I transfer downloadable books from the library's ebook catalogue to my borrowed e-reader?

Absolutely! Kobo remains one of the most durable and compatible devices to use with library ebooks. North Vancouver City Library customers have access to the provincial Library2Go collection, which also includes titles exclusively for users with a North Vancouver City Library library card: Access Library2Go here

Why don't you have the Sony reader or the Amazon Kindle?

We choose not to circulate the Amazon Kindle, as it is not compatible with library ebook collections. Sony has stopped making and supporting its own e-readers and is no longer in the ebook business.

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