Looking for a no-hassle Kindle brimming with popular reads? Need some help with digitizing your dated media? Maybe you would like to record your adventures with a GoPro? Our devices are ready for you to borrow. Click below for availability or ask at the 3rd or 4th floor desks.
Devices to borrow
These popular e-ink devices are preloaded with titles. Each device holds a charge for weeks. The non-glare, backlit, black and white screen closely mimics the physical book experience. Several titles are on each device making them a traveler's dream. Click below for availability and the list of titles.
Roku allows users to connect to internet streaming services provided by the library including a collection of digital titles through Vudu. The Roku 3 requires an HDMI compatible TV. The Roku 1 has composite cables for connecting to older model TVs. Both require home internet connections. Ask at the 3rd floor desk. Quick start guide for Roku 1, guide for Roku 3.
The Apple TV allows you to connect to your Netflix, Hulu or other streaming account for entertainment. Also, mirror iOS displays with AirPlay. Requires an HDMI compatible TV and home internet. Ask at the 3rd floor desk. Quick start guide.
The Chromecast allows users to stream media from their phone, tablet, or Chrome web browser to their home TV. Requires an HDMI compatible TV and home Wi-Fi internet. Ask at the 3rd floor desk. Quick start guide.
Borrow a GoPro, the portable action camera. They are small, lightweight and sturdy cameras that come with a waterproof case and attach to a variety of mounts. Capture HD video hands-free. Ask at the 3rd floor desk. Quick start guide.
This slide scanner can convert stacks of film or 35mm slides into digital images. No computer or software is needed. Instead, save straight onto an SD card. Ask at the 4th floor desk. Quick start guide.
Use this portable hotspot to connect a mobile device like a laptop, smartphone, or tablet to the internet. Ask at the 3rd floor desk. Quick start guide.
Transfer your VHS tapes to DVDs. Black container includes VHS tape player and a DVD player built into one machine. Buy your own blank DVDs and transfer your analog memories to disc. Directions and cables are included to connect to your own TV. Ask at the 4th floor desk. Quick start guide.
When you borrow a device...
eBook Readers checkout for 4 weeks and are renewable. Other devices checkout for 2 weeks and are also renewable. Any patron with a library card may borrow devices, but only Des Plaines cardholders can place a hold through the catalog.
For in library use
Ask at the 3rd or 4th floor desk to use one of the following today. These require a valid library card and photo ID.
Several of these laptops are equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office Suite in addition to Garage Band, iMovie, Keynote, and more.
Our touchscreen laptops are ideal for internet access, Microsoft Office Suite 2013, videoconferencing, and more.