(715) 425-0905 | Mon-Thur 10am-8pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm | 140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022

Equipment to Borrow

CALL 715-425-0905 TO RESERVE EQUIPMENT

Call the library to reserve all equipment except the hotspots.

Hotspots must be reserved through the MORE catalog.

All equipment must be picked up and returned to River Falls.

Borrowers must present a valid library card in order to check out equipment.

A deposit (cash or check only, no credit cards) is required for most equipment. The deposit will be returned when the equipment is returned in proper working order and with all parts.  Patrons may leave their deposit on file; checks must be reissued each year.  Patron agrees to cover the cost of damage and/or cost of replacement of any or all parts due to loss.

Two-day equipment may be kept longer by making special arrangements at time of check out.

Review the library’s Technology and Equipment Policy, Kindle e-Ink Reader Policy,  Wifi Hotspot Policy,  Chromebook Policy or before checking out equipment.

The library has three types of LCD projectors, LCD computer projectors that are designed to be connected to a laptop computer, Epson DVD projectors which are designed for projecting DVDs, and two BenQ smart portable projectors.

The LCD projectors have HDMI and VGA video connections that  are intended to be used with computers that have a HDMI or VGA video-out port.  If you have a computer or device without an HDMI or VGA port, you will need to provide your own adapter to use the projectors.  Most Mac computers and all iPads, tablets and smart phones will need an adapter.

The BenQ projectors are designed to be portable and can connect to a Google account. The library has the GS50 and GV30 projectors, both with HDMI connections. Learn more about the projectors at the BenQ website.

The Kindle e-Ink Readers have dozens of books already loaded, mostly best-sellers and classics.  Click here for the list of books on the Kindles.

For use on public library computers – USB 3.5″ floppy disc drive, DVD/CD drive, and SD card media drive.

Projectors and laptops are available for meeting room use in the library. Ask at the Circuation desk for assistance.

Equipment List

Blood Pressure Kit
A blood pressure cuff in a case.
14 day check-out, no deposit

Cassette Player, Digital
A cassette player that can play cassette tapes, converts the sound to a digital file and saves the MP3 music files to a flash drive. Needs a 32GB or smaller USB flash drive- FAT32 format (which is not included) to record music files.
14 day check-out, $50 deposit

CD/Cassette Player/Radio Boombox
Plays CDs, cassettes and the radio with built in speakers.
14 day check-out, $20 deposit

CD player, Portable
Plays music CDs. Need headphones or an AUX cable.
14 day check-out, $20 deposit

CD Player, Stereo 5 Disc
A disc player that can be connected to a stereo to play music CDs.
14 day check-out, $20 deposit

Chromebook (see Chromebook policy)
A small laptop computer that uses the Google Chrome operating system. Patrons will need either a Google account or can use as the guest account.
14 day check-out, $50 deposit

Converter – AV to Digital
A device that will record VCR images to a digital file. Needs a 128GB or smaller USB flash drive (which is not included) to record video files.
14 day check-out, $50 deposit

Converter – RCA to HDMI
A device that will convert RCA (red, white, yellow) analog cables to an HDMI cable. Use to plug old VCRs to a new TV.
14 day check-out, $20 deposit

Draft Check Sensor
A device to measure temperature to find drafts in buildings.
14 day check-out, no deposit

DVD Drive, Portable
A DVD/CD drive that can be connected to a computer or laptop with a USB cable to read/write files on disc. Does not play music files.
14 day check-out, $20 deposit

DVD Player, Portable
A DVD player with a 15.6 inch screen. Looks like a laptop but plays DVDs.
14 day check-out, $50 deposit

DVD Player, Stereo
Plays DVDs. Only has an RCA (red, white, yellow) connection. May need RCA to HDMI converter for new TVs.
14 day check-out, $20 deposit

Film Slider, Digital
A device for converting film slides or negatives to digital images. Includes a SD card. Must provide own flash drive to store files.
14 day check-out, $50 deposit

Kindle Reader (see Kindle policy)
E-Ink tablet (black & white) with ebook purchased by the library. Collection includes over 400 titles. Users are unable to purchase or add titles from the WI Digital Library.
14 day check-out, $50 deposit

Projector, Epson MovieMate
A projector that plays a DVD movie with built in speakers. Does not play Blu-ray discs.
2 day check-out, $100 deposit

Projector, LCD Digital Display – 2 types
1) LCD Projectors
Intended to be connected to a laptop or video game console via HDMI or VGA cable. Replaces a monitor or TV screen.
2) Smart Portable Projectors
Can be connected with an HDMI cable or users can connect to their digital streaming services.
2 day check-out, $100 deposit

Projector, Opaque
Projects images a white piece of paper onto a screen or wall.
2 day check-out, $20 deposit

Projector, Overhead
Projects transparency film papers onto a screen or wall.
2 day check-out, $10 deposit

Projector, Slide
Use to view film slides, includes carousels
2 day check-out, $10 deposit

Record Player, Digital
A record player that can play vinyl records, converts the sound to a digital file and saves the MP3 music files to a flash drive. Needs a USB flash drive or SD memory card (which is not included) to record music files.
14 day check-out, $50 deposit

Screen, Indoor – 2 types
1) Indoor screen
2) Green screen
2 day check-out, $10 deposit

Screen, Outdoor
Two sizes – 12’x12 and 8’x8’. Intended to be used outside or in a large outbuilding.
2 day check-out, $50 deposit

Sewing Machine Kit
A sewing machine in a case.
14 day check-out, $100 deposit

Speaker System – 2 types
1) PA system which includes 2 large speakers, an amplifier, cables and if needed, a microphone. Can be connected to LCD or MovieMate projector.
2) Bluetooth speaker that can be connected via Bluetooth or AUX cable.
2 day check-out, $20 deposit

VCR Player
Plays VHS tapes. Only has an RCA (red, white, yellow) connection. May need RCA to HDMI converter for new TVs.
14 day check-out, $20 deposit

Watt-meter
Used to measure electricity use. Plug into an outlet and appliance or device to measure use.
14 day check-out, no deposit

Wi-Fi Hotspot (see Wi-Fi hotspot policy)
Portable cellular devices that connect to T-Mobile 4G internet to provide an internet connection via wifi.
14 day check-out, no deposit

RIVER FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY

140 Union St
River Falls WI 54022

715-425-0905
715-425-0914 (fax)

Hours

10am-8pm Monday
10am-8pm Tuesday
10am-8pm Wednesday
10am-8pm Thursday
10am-6pm Friday
10am-2pm Saturday
Closed on Sundays

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