Due to COVID-19 Barrington Public Library will be CLOSED through April 5.

Borrow Devices & Kits

The Library circulates a variety of devices and kits. Check one out with your library card today!

PLAYAWAY LAUNCHPAD

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).

ROKU

Roku streaming media device allows you to log into the Library’s Vudu account and watch dozens of movies, with more added every month. These devices cannot be reserved. Check in our Movies section for the Roku cases (we currently have four). If you find one, bring it to the Circulation Desk to borrow a device. They circulate for 7 days, may not be renewed, and 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.

BINGE BOX

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.

LCD PROJECTOR

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

RUBY HANDHELD VIDEO MAGNIFIER

The RUBY handheld video magnifier helps people who need assistance reading text and seeing document details. This on-the-go video magnifier has a 4.3-inch screen to magnify items from 5 to 10 times the original size. You can view items and read text with ease, even in dark rooms with the built-in LED lighting. RUBY’s slim design supports a wide range of reading needs to help you maintain your independence. We have two RUBY magnifiers and both can be borrowed for three weeks. There are no holds and no renewals. Limited to one per patron. The RUBY's are checked out from and must be returned to the Circulation Desk. Overdue fine is $5 per day. The RUBY magnifiers were generously donated by the Barrington Lions Club. Check for availability here: Ruby Handheld Video Magnifier
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