Tech Lending Collection

We have technology that you can borrow and take home or use in the library. Important! Borrowers accept full responsibility for the technology and accessories they borrow, including damage, misuse, or loss. All library users are expected to use the Internet in a responsible manner and to comply with BPL's Internet Use Policy.

Borrow Technology to Take Home

CO2 Monitors - NEW!

The Aranet4 HOME sensor is an innovative air quality monitor that measures CO2 level, temperature, relative humidity and atmospheric pressure. The device is suitable for monitoring the CO2 level in any indoor environment. Each battery operated CO2 monitor comes in a small zippered pouch with a Quick Guide to use. Read the complete manual. You can also download a free app (outlined in the quick start guide) that will access real-time measurement data and store the 7-day history.

WiFi Hotspot

Portable to pack and easy to use, borrow a hotspot for instant WiFi access for your computer or device.

  • Hotspots can be borrowed for 1 week, and renewed up to 10 times if no one is waiting.
  • If the hotspot or charger is damaged or lost, you are responsible for the full replacement value ($225); Lost or damaged case - $24
  • Return to a staff member; do not use drop box or return slot.
  • BPL doesn't monitor, collect, or store data about your Internet activity.
  • BPL's wireless network is not secure; we cannot guarantee the safety of your traffic across the wireless network.
  • The Library does not assume any responsibility for the configurations, security, or files on your devices resulting from the hotspot connection.

Reserve a WiFi hotspot to take home

Chromebook

Just power it on and it's ready to use!

  • Chromebooks can be borrowed for 1 week, and renewed up to 10 times if no one is waiting.
  • If the Chromebook or charger is damaged or lost, you are responsible for the full replacement value ($400); Lost or damaged case - $20
  • Return to a staff member; do not use drop box or return slot.
  • All information is deleted once the Chromebook is shutdown or if the Chromebook battery dies.
  • Save information to a USB or to the Cloud, for example: Google docs.

Reserve a Chromebook to take home

iPad

Looking for a convenient way to pack a few books for your next vacation, take a 'test drive' before buying your own, or keeping in touch online? Borrow a full-sized 9.7 inch iPad from the library. The device comes preloaded with a variety of popular apps, includes a USB power cable, a handy protective case, and a soft carrier cover.

  • iPads can be borrowed for 1 week, and renewed up to 10 times if no one is waiting.
  • If the iPad is damaged or lost, you are responsible for the full replacement value ($432); Lost or damaged power cable - $10; Lost or damaged case - $45; Lost or damaged carrier cover - $38
  • Return to a staff member; do not use drop box or return slot.
  • All information is deleted during check-in.

Reserve an iPad to take home

Fitbit Charge 3

Get motivated to reach your personal health and fitness goals by tracking your activity, exercise, sleep, and more. 

  • Syncs with iPhone 4S and up, iPad 3 and up, leading Android devices, Windows 10, Mac OS 10.6 and up.
  • Battery life: 7-10 days
  • Charge time: 1-2 hours
  • Water-resistant (50m)
  • Small (5.5”-7.1”) and large (7.1”-8.6”) wristbands included

Borrowing a Fitbit: 

  • Fitbits can be borrowed for 3 weeks, and renewed up to 10 times if no one is waiting.
  • If the Fitbit is damaged or lost, you are responsible for the full replacement value ($200); Lost or damaged cord or wrist band - $10 each
  • Return to a staff member; do not use drop box or return slot.
  • To create a Fitbit account, download the free Fitbit app from the app store on your phone or tablet, or go to accounts.fitbit.com/login in your web browser. 
  • Please clear your user data prior to returning the Fitbit to the library. Go to Settings on the device, then select About then Clear User Data.

Place a hold on a Fitbit

Download Fitbit User Guide

Borrow Technology to Use Only in the Library

There are a few conditions that apply to in-library use:

  • Devices may be used only inside the library building.
  • Devices may not be taken into a washroom.
  • Devices must be returned to a staff member at least 30 minutes before closing; do not put the device in a return slot or drop box.
  • Do not delete any apps or books from the device.
  • Do not plug the device into a computer.
  • If a device is damaged or lost, you are responsible for the item's replacement cost (Chromebook: $400; MacBook $1,600; iPad Pro $1,185)

When you return the device, staff will check it for damage and to make sure it's in good working condition. Once returned, devices are 'wiped clean' and/or refreshed to protect your privacy. Any documents stored on devices while in use will be erased.

iPad Pro

Fully-charged and loaded with accessibility apps such as aidColors, OneClickdigital, Read2go, and VoiceOver Tutorial, you can borrow an iPad Pro at the check-out desk to use in the branch. Available at Central branch only.

Reserve an iPad Pro to use in the library

Chromebook & MacBook

With a BPL card, members can borrow a Chromebook or MacBook at the check-out desk to use in the branch. Available at Aldershot, Alton, Brant Hills, Central (Chromebook only), New Appleby, Tansley Woods branches.

Fines & Fees for lost or damaged devices

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