Radon Detector Library Lending Program

The Radon Detection Library lending program is provided free through support from Health Canada, the BC Lung Association, Simon Fraser University, and Airthings.

What is the Radon Detection Library lending program? 

A free program to allow people concerned about radon in their homes to borrow a radon testing kit from their local library, free of charge.

What kind of test kit is being loaned?

The Library is lending Corentium Home model radon detectors made by Airthings. They are about the size of a cellphone, and have a digital display which produces readings in about an hour, although the device needs at least 7 days for highest accuracy.

How long can I borrow a test kit?

Each unit will be loaned for up to 28 days.

Who can access the Radon Detection Library lending program? 

The current phase of this program involves libraries on the North Shore and Sunshine Coast. Active library membership is required.

Which libraries are participating?

Additional information: 

  • 1 radon detection kit per person

  • The loan period is 4 weeks (28 days), no renewals

  • $5 per day fine for overdue units

  • Units are only checked in and out from the Welcome Desk. A $10 fine will be applied if radon kits are returned through the return slot.

  • Recovery costs for lost or damaged radon kits will be charged at $300


If you have borrowed a radon detection kit from libraries participating in the program, please take a few moments and complete the survey below. The information provided by you will be used to better understand the library program as well as the levels of radon in homes throughout British Columbia. 

Click here to take the survey

Page Last Updated: 09/07/2019