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Project Description

TABLETS & E-READERS

Give a tablet or e-reader a try, and experience the fun of having thousands of books, movies and music at your fingertips.

Borrow a Nexus 7 tablet and explore the library’s extensive digital collections, including ebooks, downloadable and streaming audiobooks, movies, television shows, music and magazines.

Try a Kobo Touch, pre-loaded with a selection of current and popular books, or download new titles from the library’s collection of ebooks.

PLACE A HOLD

Nexus 7 Tablets

  • One tablet can be checked out at a time per valid, adult GVPL library card
  • The loan period is 21 days if there are no holds 14 days if there are holds
  • Fines are $5 per day for overdue tablets
  • $315 will be assessed for lost or damaged tablets (all contents of each tablet kit must be returned together). Separate recovery costs for loss or damage to the USB cable and/or adaptor will be $35, and for loss or damage to the tablet case, $15.
  • Instructions on using the tablet are included

Please Note: Nexus 7 tablets can only be checked out and returned via the Cards/Accounts Desk during open hours. To prevent damage, do not return tablets through the library return slot. Patrons are responsible for any damage incurred while the tablet is checked out on their card.

Place a Nexus 7 on Hold

Borrowing Limits and Fees

Kobo Touch

  • One e-reader can be checked out at a time per valid, adult GVPL library card
  • The loan period is 21 days if there are no holds 14 days if there are holds
  • Fines are $1.50 per day for overdue e-readers
  • $167.00 will be assessed for lost or damaged e-readers (all contents of each e-reader kit must be returned together). Separate recovery costs for loss or damage to the USB power cord will be $15.00, and for loss or damage to the leather Kobo case, $34.00. Charges will also be applied for damage to processing.
  • Instructions on using the tablet are included

Please Note: Kobo e-readers can only be checked out and returned via the service desk during open hours. To prevent damage, do not return e-readers through the library return slot. Patrons are responsible for any damage incurred while the e-reader is checked out on their card.

Borrow a Kobo E-reader

Borrowing Limits and Fees

Transferring books from your personal Kobo account to your borrowed Kobo Touch

You can transfer books from your own Kobo account, if you have one; however, you will be unable to access both your personal collection and the library’s collection at the same time. If you download your own titles to the library’s Kobo, the library’s titles will be erased, and you will not have access to them.

Transferring downloadable books from the library’s online ebook collections to the library’s Kobo Touch

In order to transfer downloaded ebooks from Overdrive or cloudLibrary to your Kobo, you will require:

  • Adobe Digital Editions installed and authorized on your PC or Mac
  • The Kobo eReader authorized for use with Adobe Digital Editions.

 

The following titles are pre-loaded on the Kobos:

Fiction

  • Cutting for stone by Abraham Verghese
  • Full Black by Brad Thor
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler
  • Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

Non-fiction

  • The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple, Brilliant Things by Neil Pasricha
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll
  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddharta Mukherjee
  • The Happiness Project, Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin
  • In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
  • The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
  • The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious – and Perplexing – City by David Lebovitz
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

On the Wireless Kobo and Original Kobo

  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
  • Changing My Mind by Margaret Trudeau
  • Every Day in Tuscany by Frances Mayes
  • Grand Design by Stephen Hawking
  • Life by Keith Richards
  • Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin
  • The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant

Thank you

Additional support for this collection was generously provided by IslandLink Library Federation and the Friends of the Greater Victoria Public Library.