The site of the new, low-cost Canadian eReader Kobo, which debuted in 2010 for about $140, promises that there are free eBooks to be borrowed from the local public library. Kobo, Inc., a company hatched by partners Indigo Books & Music, Borders Group, REDgroup Retail, and Cheung Kong Holdings in 2009, had a budget eReader ready for sale by the following year.
The Kobo eReader runs on Adobe Digital Editions, or ADE. It can indeed read files from libraries that subscribe to Overdrive or NetLibrary. It downloads eBook files from computers or over the wireless internet.
Kobo also offers free apps for all Apple devices, and Android and Blackberry smart phones, which transforms them into de facto Kobo eReaders. At this time, Kobo only supports English text. It is one of the only eReaders available in Canada.