Technology Available @ the Library

The Crete Public Library District offers a number of devices that are available for checkout and/or in-library use. These devices require a valid Crete Public Library card in good standing.

 

Devices You Can Check Out from the Library

eReaders

  • Several types of ereaders are available for checkout including Kindle, Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire.
  • Ereaders checkout for two weeks and must be returned with case, charger and ereader. Please return ereaders directly to the Information Desk. Do not place them in book drops.
  • Ereaders come preloaded with popular titles. We will gladly download available items of your choosing from our MyMediaMall collection and add them to the device if time allows.
  • The Youth, Adult, and Teen services departments have separate devices loaded with age-appropriate material.
  • Ereaders may be reserved through our online catalog or by contacting the library.

 

Roku

  • Rokus come preloaded with popular titles from the My VUDU movie streaming service.
  • Rokus checkout for two weeks and must be returned with case, charger and device. Please return Rokus directly to the Information Desk. Do not place them in book drops.
  • The Adult and Youth services departments each have a Roku loaded with age-appropriate material.

 

Devices You Can Use inside the Library

Laptops

  • Laptops can be checked out for in-library use (maximum of three hours per day).
  • To checkout a laptop you must have a valid Crete Library card and photo ID.

VHS-to-DVD Converter

  • Convert your VHS tapes to DVDs for free at the library!
  • You can purchase blank DVDs from the library or bring your own.
  • Staff will show you how to operate the equipment, but you must remain in the room while your videos are transferring. Please plan your time accordingly.
  • Only personal recordings may be transferred. Copyrighted material will not be allowed, and occasionally even personal recordings do not work with the equipment.
  • A private room is required to use the converter. Call the library to check availability and make an appointment.