Air Quality Monitors

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Air Quality Monitors (Lending Collection)

Air Quality Monitors are part of The Playground at FVRL. They are available for loan – free with your FVRL card!

Air Quality Monitors at FVRL

FVRL offers easy-to-use, portable Air Quality Monitors for loan.

The library is committed to the vibrant health of our communities as well as the planet we share.

Air Quality Monitors provide real-time, easy-to-understand information on air quality levels. Test your air carbon dioxide (CO2), small particulate matter (PM 2.5), formaldehyde (HCHO), and volatile organic compounds (TVOC).

Through lending Air Quality Monitors, we want to help our customers discover a deeper understanding of air quality and its impact on individual health in their homes.

Note: These are not carbon monoxide detectors and are not life safety devices.

Borrowing an Air Quality Monitor With Your FVRL Card

Air Quality Monitors circulate through the FVRL system as part of the floating collection. If we don’t have one available at your local library, we can put a hold on the next available one. Check availability at your library or search online in the FVRL Catalogue.

You may check out your Air Quality Monitor for a three-week loan period. (If there are holds on the kit, you may only keep it for two weeks.) Please return your Air Quality Monitor on time to any FVRL location. The Playground collection is available to FVRL full access cardholders only. See Getting a Library Card for more details.

What's Inside

Each Air Quality Monitors kit will contain:

  • Air Quality Monitor
  • Carbon Dioxide CO2 Monitor
  • Micro USB Charging Cords
  • Guide
  • Understanding The Results
  • Case


Are the Air Quality Monitors portable?

The Air Quality Monitors hold a charge for up to two days. Charge the device and place it in a location where you want to monitor air quality.

Can I download data from the Air Quality Monitors?

The air quality monitors provide real-time data but do not store the results. Track the data yourself to determine air quality over a period of time.

Where can I find more information on interpreting the results of the Air Quality Monitors?

Find more online resources at Health Canada and Fraser Health on improving home air quality. If you search for PM 2.5, HCHO, TVOC, or CO2, you will find information sheets.

Partners and Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.