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Borrow Devices (Tech Takeout)

For students to business people and for kids to seniors, we offer technology for all ages and interests to explore and learn. Tech takeout is a collection of technology devices you can borrow with your IPPL card. The devices range from laptops to a virtual reality headset and from everyday use devices to trending and emerging technologies. 

Device Spotlight: GoPro Camera

The library has circulated GoPro cameras since 2016.  We recently replaced the old camera with a new GoPro Hero 8 with better durability and image quality and is waterproof up to 10 m/33 ft. Use it to take still shots, capture HD and 4K videos and take live-action adventure vacation videos or spend a day in the life of your pet. 

 

Everyday Use Technology

Trending & Emerging Technologies

Streaming

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

  • Alternative Cable Kit -  Save money on cable bills with an indoor antenna and Roku with live TV streaming service Sling BlueApple TV
  • Apple TV -  An alternative to a cable box to stream content
  • Chromecast
  • Rokus - Access these streaming services Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO, AcornTV, Apple TV+, and Disney+

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

Console Systems & Games

 

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 TV's using the included TV Cable