A person wearing a VR Headset

Borrow Equipment (Tech Takeout)

From students to business people and from kids to seniors, we offer a variety of technology devices for exploration and learning through our Tech Takeout collection. The devices include laptops, a virtual reality headset, as well as everyday use devices, and trending and emerging technologies.

Tech Takeout is an IPPL cardholder exclusive. 

Device Spotlight: Oculus Quest 2: Virtual Reality (VR) Headset

The library has circulated VR Headsets 2016 with the Oculus Go. We recently added the new Oculus Quest 2 with better performance, resolution; it was created more for gaming with an advanced tracking system which gives us the possibility for physical interactions with objects. Use it to play games, watch movies with 30 preloaded apps including Netflix and YouTube VR. 

 

Everyday Use Technology

Trending & Emerging Technologies

Streaming

Streaming devices and online content to watch live and on-demand TV continue to grow as people cut cable TV.  Try out a device or service.

  • SlingTV Blue-  Save money on cable bills with live TV streaming service Sling Blue and an indoor HD antenna.
  • Apple TV -  Stream content or mirror your Chromebook or Android device to a television.
  • Chromecast - Perform a variety of tasks using the Google Chrome browser on this laptop
  • Rokus - Access these streaming services: AcornTV, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, CBS All Access, Disney+, Hallmark Movies Now, Hulu, HBO Max, Netflix, and Showtime.

Virtual Reality (VR) & Gaming

VR is a simulated experience that can be similar to, or completely different from, the real world. VR is a fascinating way to travel using nothing more than the power of technology. With a headset and motion tracking, VR lets you look around a virtual space as if you're actually there.

Console Systems & Games

Gaming is trending for all ages and is very popular at IPPL. Check out our popular gaming collection and gaming systems.

Smart Home

From turning on your lights to controlling household devices from your smartphone, these smart assistants can be a time and money saver. Try a smart home personal assistant with a smart plug and LED smart bulb. Donated by the IPPL Foundation & Friends.

Photos, Video & More

Taking photos and video, continues to be a trend as smartphones and other devices are portable and have more features. Capture your next best photo, live-action video, or podcasts.

  • Camera - Take professional headshots and vacation photos/videos with Canon Rebel DSLR camera with microphone and tripod
  • GoPro Hero 8 Waterproof Camera - Take live-action videos; great for vacations
  • Microphone - A Yeti professional-quality microphone for voice-overs, podcasts, and interviews. 

Digital Conversion Equipment

Converting your pictures, slides, video, and audio to a digital format is very popular at IPPL for preserving your family history to share for future generations.  Create things with digital files such as a family history video or putting someone's face on a coffee mug or ornament.

Audio

Photos, Slides & Negatives

Video

  • VHS to DVD - Transfer VHS tapes to DVD. The converter runs in real-time
  • Video Tapes to Digital File - Converts VHS, 8 mm, and other videotapes to a digital file. This device requires a VHS player or camcorder and television hook-up
  • MovieMaker Pro- fully automated digitizer to convert old 8mm and Super 8 movie reels into digital videos (no sound)
    • Stand-alone machine, no computer, no software or drivers are required
    • Scans and directly saves digital movies into SD/SDHC cards (32GB max, included)
    • Converts 8 and Super 8 movies into MPEG-4 (MP4) digital movie files at 1080P
    • Supports up to 9" reels (4" & 7" take-up reels included)
    • Playback to TVs using the included TV Cable