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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. Check for availability here.

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.

For a full list of movie titles available on our Roku devices, please click here. New titles are listed in red.


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.

 

POWER PACK CHARGER UNITS

Need to charge up your device? Borrow a Power Pack Charger unit from your library. These packs are compatible with three charging cord types: USB-C (new iPhones & Androids), Micro-USB (old Androids), and Lightning Cable (old iPhones). Charger units are held at the Reference Desk and you can inquire about them at 401-247-1920 x2. To borrow a charger unit, you will need an up-to-date Ocean State Libraries card. Charger units are for in-library use only. Each unit can be borrowed for 2 hours. Charger units are on a first come, first served basis, however you can check for availability here. Please return charger unit to the Reference Desk. Powered by Barrington Public Library, Ocean State Libraries, and AskRI.org (RI's Online Resource Center).


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.

 

BOOK CLUB IN A BAG

Book Club in a Bag is an opportunity for you and your family, friends, book circle or group to read the same book together and meet in-person or online. Each book bag contains ten (10) print copies of a title. Any member of a book group will be able to check out the book bag for their book group. The books will be in a canvas bag with a binder containing information about the author and discussion questions to help the conversation along. The bag will be checked out for six (6) weeks and is not renewable. For more details and to see what titles are part of the program, go here: Book Club in a Bag

Book Club in a Bag is made possible by the Friends of the Barrington Public Library.
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