Launching April 1

Mark your calendars! Beginning April 1, you can join One eRead Canada; a cross-country reading experience.

From April 1 to April 30, Vancouver Island Regional library users will have free and unlimited eBook and eAudiobook access to Hotline by Dimitri Nasrallah and translated into French by Daniel Grenier as part of​​​​​​​ One eRead Canada, a national, bilingual digital book club.

Hotline  will be available without holds or waitlists in public libraries across Canada from April 1 to 30 including ours, where library users can download the book and take part in some thought-provoking discussions on the One eRead Facebook Group.

One eRead is an initiative of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC). In addition to being a national, bilingual digital book club, One eRead Canada aligns with CULC’s ongoing campaign, eContent for Libraries, which aims to increase public awareness and advocacy of eBook and eAudiobook issues, such as content, pricing, and access in public libraries across Canada.
Participation details: 

  • Library users can download the book, with no holds or waitlists from April 1 to April 30 through the Libby app or from our online eBook/eAudiobook collection.
  • They can join the national discussion on Facebook or Twitter (#1eReadLivrelCanada).
  • Join the One eRead Facebook Group to start discussing Hotline with local librarians and readers.


Click here for the eBook or Audiobook on Libby.

Click here for the traditional book in VIRL’s collection.