Borrow a Roku and/or Hotspot from your library!
Barrington Public Library now has Rokus and Hotspots available for you to borrow.
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).
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: http://catalog.oslri.net/record=b2511916~S1
(B) Roku Streaming Stick+ player works with HDMI only. More info (including available titles) here: http://catalog.oslri.net/record=b2512238~S1
A Wi-Fi connection is needed to use both kinds of Roku devices.
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 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.