Borrow Devices

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

Playaway Launchpad

Check out our Playaway Launchpad tablets, pre-loaded with interactive content. Easy to navigate and use. No download time. No need for Wi-Fi. 100% secure. Access is as simple as turning on each device - anytime, anywhere. There are 5 different Launchpad tablets available to borrow (first come, first served): 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. They are available on a catch-as-catch-can basis. 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.

Hotspot

No internet? No problem! Check out the internet from your library! Borrow a hotspot for 3 weeks with your library card. We have 5 hotspots to lend and they are available at the Circulation 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 Circulation Desk during business hours. Check for availability here: Mobile Hotspot.