Franklin Park Library patrons can checkout Roku streaming devices and gain access to movies, TV shows, and free streaming channels at home.
You will need a TV with an HDMI port and Internet (either Wi-Fi or regular Internet service). Simply plug the Roku into your TV’s HDMI port and follow the instructions to connect to your home Wi-Fi. Then navigate through the content using the Roku remote. Channels include Allrecipes.com, Netflix, Crunchyroll.com, PBS, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Audio Crush, BBC World Service, Openfilm, Disney, and many more.
Access the Library’s collection through the Vudu app. You’ll find 250+ movies and TV shows in many popular genres such as action, comedy, drama, and horror along with family-friendly movies and children’s shows. The selection is constantly growing.
Two Roku devices are shelved at the Circulation Desk. Rokus can be checked out for 7 days by patrons age 18 or older. The Roku comes in a kit with a remote, a power cord, a HDMI cable, an instruction sheet, and a movie/TV show list. If both Rokus are checked out, place yourself on hold or ask at the Info Desk.
Take home a Roku and enjoy! Please contact the Info Desk at 847-455-6016 with any questions.
Roku Lending Policy
The Franklin Park Public Library District offers Rokus for loan as an extension of the Library’s DVD collection. Patrons aged 18 or older with a Franklin Park library card in good standing can check out Rokus. Rokus are holdable for Franklin Park card holders only, and limited to 1 per library card.
The loan period is 7 days with no renewals. Overdue fines will be $1.00 a day. Failure to return the Roku and accessories within 6 weeks after the original due date will result in a charge to the cardholder’s account of $95.00 with a $5.00 processing fee.
Borrowers may not download or delete any titles, accounts, or content from the Rokus. The Franklin Park Library District’s Rokus are pre-associated with select accounts and content, in accordance with the Library’s collection policies. The Library is not responsible for any costs incurred while borrowers use the equipment.
The Library is not responsible for clearing stored data from a Roku after it is returned, and is not responsible for personal information left on the device.
A borrower should have these technical requirements at home to use a Roku:
- A TV with an HDMI port
A borrower must sign the Statement of Responsibility. After checking out the Roku, the borrower will receive a Roku kit with:
- The Roku box
- The Roku remote with 2 AA batteries
- A power cord
- A HDMI cable
- A “How to Use the Roku” guide
- Movie/TV Show list
When returning a Roku the borrower must:
- Return the Roku to the Circulation Desk during normal library business hours. Rokus cannot be returned in the bookdrop.
- Return all 6 items (Roku plus 5 accessories in kit bag) to the Circulation Desk at the same time.
- Failure to return any of the 6 items will result in a charge to the cardholder’s account for the replacement cost of the material(s).
- The Roku 3 ($91.00)
- A HDMI cable ($4.00)
- The Roku remote ($10.00)
- A power cord ($10.00)
- A “How to Use the Roku” guide
- A Movie/TV Show list
Full replacement cost is $95.00 with a $5.00 processing fee.