eReaders Available to Borrow

Kobo Arc 7 HD
back-lit LCD, colour touch screen with wifi

How to find/search for an ereader in Chatham-Kent Public Library's online catalogue

To search for the Kobo ereader, go to our catalogue, enter the word "ereader" in the search box and click search. Select the title that says "Kobo Arc 7 HD ereader" from the list that is retrieved. Press the "Request Item" button to place hold.  

Borrowing Information

  • Limit: 1 ereader per patron with a valid library card in good standing
  • Patrons under age 16 require parent/guardian approval to borrow. Parents/guardians must complete and sign an “eReader Parental/Guardian Consent Form” agreeing to pay the full replacement costs of the device and/or its peripherals (power cables, stylus, carrying case etc.) if it is lost or damaged by the child.
  • Loan period: 2 weeks (14 days)
  • Holds: allowed
  • Renewals: permitted if no holds
  • Overdue fines: $3/day to $30 maximum

PLEASE NOTE:  eReaders must be checked out and returned in person at the circulation desk during open hours. To prevent damage please DO NOT return ereaders and tablets through the library book drop.

Damaged / Lost eReaders & Tablets

The borrower agrees to assume any and all liability for the cost of repair or replacement in the event of loss due to theft, damage, negligence or misuse. See the current Schedule of Library Fees and Fines for information on replacement costs.

Helpful Links

Digital Books, Magazines, Movies and More!

CKPL provides digital resources for you to download from Cloud Library, OverDrive, RBdigital, Flipster, Hoopla and more. Visit our Downloadable Media page for more information. Apps for these reading resources are pre-loaded on the Kobo Arc 7 HD ereaders.

Energy Meters

The Library has partnered with Entegrus to loan energy meters to library patrons for free.

What's an energy meter?
It calculates the cost of energy consumed by an appliance.

How does it work?
Any 120V appliance that plugs into a standard wall outlet may be plugged into the monitor. The energy meter gives a reading of energy consumption in kilowatt hours. Sample items you may test are refrigerators, TVs, freezers, computers, lamps, fans and more. Only non-120 V appliances, such as your stove or clothes dryer, cannot be tested. A booklet to calculate the cost of energy consumed by the appliance circulates along with the energy meter.

How can I borrow one?
Energy meters may be borrowed for 21 days. To place a hold on an energy meter, type "energy meter" as the title in our online catalogue. Here's a direct link to the energy meters in our catalogue.


What's a pedometer?
pedometer is a small device that you strap on your waistband. It counts every step you take.

How can I borrow one?
Pedometers may be borrowed for 21 days. They are available at every location of your Library. To place a hold on a pedometer, type Pedometer as the title in our catalogue. Here's a direct link to the pedometers in our catalogue.