New West library buys high-tech e-readers

Just in time for the holiday season, the New Westminster Public Library has a gift for you - the launch of our new Kobo Aura One eReaders for loan.

NWPL has lent Kobo e-readers since 2011 and you may have tried one, but now we’ve purchased several Kobo Aura One eReaders for your reading enjoyment. Borrow one if you are thinking about buying your own, going on a trip, or just want to try one out. Our ereader service is for everyone with a valid NWPL card. We’ve preloaded each Kobo with a selection of 40 bestseller titles from a variety of genres from fiction, mystery, non-fiction to young adult and children’s books. The Kobo Aura One has a clear display, offers various font styles and sizes, nine languages besides English that include Spanish and Japanese, and a natural light feature that automatically adjusts the colour of the screen to make it ideal for both sunlight and night-time reading.

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A major improvement with these new devices is the ability to log onto Library2Go (OverDrive) and download books automatically using your OverDrive account. You can also download books from Freading with your NWPL card and an Adobe Digital Editions account. For help with these services go to The Kobos are available to borrow for three weeks with the possibility of renewal. If this sounds daunting, we include a kit with lots of information when you borrow a Kobo and library staff members are here to answer any questions you might have!

Some titles that you can find on the Kobo are David Sedaris’ latest book, Calypso; The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas; prize-winner Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents by Mark Sakamoto, and a current personal favourite, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.   

For more information on our Kobo lending service please visit the library in person, email us at or call us at 604-527-4666.


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