E-readers at BPL

Burnaby Public Library patrons can borrow a Kobo Touch or Kindle Touch from any BPL branch. E-readers are available for two-week loan, and come pre-loaded with a selection of popular fiction and non-fiction titles. Information is available below, or ask staff for details.

How do I find e-readers in the library catalogue? 
A keyword search for "e-reader" or "ereader" will return results with the Kobo Touch and Kindle Touch at the top of the list. Click on any one of these for details, including a list of the e-books that come with each e-reader.


Can I place a hold on an e-reader?
Yes. You can place a hold on an e-reader just like you can for most circulating items from the library. E-readers are available for pick up at the BPL branch of your choice.

Can I renew an e-reader during my loan period?
Yes. You can renew an e-reader any time during your loan period, as long as no one else has requested the item and provided you don't have fines exceeding $10. Remember that items are renewed from the date you request a renewal, not from the date the items were previously due.

Can I borrow more than one e-reader at a time?
No. There is a limit of one e-reader per card. You can place a hold on more than one e-reader if you like, but be prepared to return the first one you've borrowed if the other becomes available.

Can e-readers be returned using the book drop?
No. E-readers can be returned to any Burnaby Public Library branch but must be returned in person to the check-in desk during open hours. Overdue charges are $1 per day, to a maximum of $20.

Can I download e-books from Library to Go for use on the e-readers?
Downloading e-books from the library for use on an e-reader requires that the e-reader be registered to you. We ask that you enjoy the e-readers as they are, and not add, remove or modify the content. If you have your own e-reader or would like to read e-books on a home computer, laptop, or tablet, we're happy to help you get started. Please note that the Kindle Touch is not compatible with Library to Go.

Can children borrow the e-readers?
Borrowing is limited to patrons holding an adult borrower card (ages 16 and up), though parents may choose to borrow an e-reader on their child's behalf.