The Library circulates a variety of devices and kits. Check one out with your library card today!
Check out a Playaway Launchpad tablet, pre-loaded with interactive content. Easy to navigate and use. No download time. No need for Wi-Fi. 100% secure. There are 5 different Launchpad tablets available to borrow: Brain Power, Crossword Workout, Learn English Phrases, Mind Games, and You've Been Sudokued.
Look for the empty Launchpad cases in our AV room, and bring to the Circulation Desk to borrow them. Borrowing limit is 1 per patron. Borrowing time is for 3 weeks. Launchpads cannot be reserved or renewed. Must be returned to a staff member at the Circulation Desk (not in our book drop or at another library).
We have 2 kinds of Rokus:
(A) Roku Express+ works with HDMI or composite audio/video (recommended for older televisions). More info (including available titles) here: BAR Roku Express+ streaming player
(B) Roku Streaming Stick+ player works with HDMI only. More info (including available titles) here: BAR Roku Streaming Stick+ player
A Wi-Fi connection is needed to use both kinds of Roku devices.
Ready for some binge watching? Check out one of our Binge Boxes and get four or five movies for three weeks. Binge watch movies featuring your favorite actors, directors, and genres. We create new binge boxes every three months.
Check in our Movies section for Binge Boxes. Several movies in one case, along with a complimentary bag of microwave popcorn! Each Binge Box is set for a 21-day loan, with no reserves and no renewals. Overdue fine is 15 cents per day. Find the Binge Boxes in the catalog here.
This collection is made possible by the Friends of the Barrington Public Library.
Multimedia projectors enable users to simulate large format displays in a small, portable package. The Epson PowerLite 732c creates a projected image size of between 30 and 300 diagonal inches at corresponding projection distances of between 3 and 40 feet. The projector is loaned in a carry case with a power cable, quick-setup guide, and 1 VGA cable. The projector accepts video inputs of VGA, RCA, and S-Video. If your device outputs video to a different connector, you will need to provide your own adapter to one of the accepted video inputs. Check for availability here: Projector
No internet? No problem! Check out the internet from your library. Borrow a hotspot for 7 days with your library card. We have 5 hotspots to lend and they are available at the Reference Desk. Borrowers must be 18 years of age or older, and an Ocean State Library card in good standing. Only one hotspot may be checked out to the patron at any time. There is also a Borrower Agreement that must be completed prior to borrowing. Hotspots must be picked up at and returned to the Barrington Public Library Reference Desk during business hours. Check for availability here: Mobile Hotspot (available Oct. 1)