Patrons of the Princeton Public Library can now check out a Roku streaming device to use at home. Three devices will be available and can be checked out for one week only, with no renewals. Included with the device will be a remote control, an HDMI cable, and the power cord.
Roku is a digital media player that connects to a television in order to stream content (TV shows, movies, videos, etc.) using an existing wireless connection. Patrons must be 18 years old and have a valid Princeton library card to check out the device. Wi-Fi availability and a television with an HDMI port is necessary to operate the device.
The library’s Roku devices come equipped with preloaded movies and many popular channels, including A&E, All Fitness, CNET, ESPN, History Channel, National Geographic Kids, PBS, Smithsonian Channel, The Wall Street Journal, The Food Channel, and over 50 others. Borrowers are not allowed to add or remove channels.
Devices can be checked out in person or put on hold by accessing their account online. They must be returned to the circulation desk and should not be placed in the drop box stations.