Takeout Tech

Lake Forest Library has a variety of technology and equipment available to borrow. Visit the display in the Rotunda to check something out today!

  • Lake Forest residents only, ages 16+
  • 2-week loan period
  • Late fee: $2 per day


Roku Express

Roku Streaming Stick

Stream movies and TV shows on your TV using the Library's Netflix account or your Hoopla or Kanopy accounts.

View or download Roku instructions

Reserve a Roku Streaming Stick

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Kit

The Nintendo Switch gaming system transforms from home console to a portable system in a snap. Switch games are available to borrow separately; visit the Lower Level at the Library.

View or download Nintendo Switch instructions

Reserve a Nintendo Switch Kit

VR Headset

Virtual Reality Headset

Merge VR Goggles turn your iOS or Android smartphone into an immersive virtual reality headset when you access a collection of free and paid apps from your device. Must have an iPhone or Android to use.

View or download VR Headset instructions

Reserve a VR Headset

CD Player

CD Player

Listen to music and audiobook CDs and even files saved to a USB drive. 

View or download CD Player instructions

Reserve a CD Player


DSLR Camera Kit

Canon Rebel DSLR Camera Kit

The Canon Rebel is a great beginner DSLR camera to start taking high-quality photos. Kit includes lenses, camera bag, tripod, and more.

View or download Canon Rebel DSLR Camera Kit instructions

Reserve a Canon DSLR Camera Kit

GoPro Camera Kit

GoPro HERO5 Camera Kit

Take high-quality videos and pictures while on the go with a GoPro HERO5. Kit includes head mounts, tripod, and more.

View or download GoPro HERO5 Camera Kit instructions

Reserve a GoPro HERO5 Camera Kit

USB Microphone

Yeti USB Microphone

Create a podcast, sing a song, or record an interview to your computer with the Yeti USB Microphone.

View or download Yeti USB Microphone instructions

Reserve a Yeti USB Microphone

Screen and Projector Kit

Insignia Screen and Projector Kit

Bring presentations or movies to life. The projector is small in size but projects up to 80". The rechargeable battery provides 100 minutes of use. Includes tripod and screen.

View or download Insignia Screen and Projector Kit instructions

Reserve an Insignia Screen and Projector Kit


Funai DVD Recorder

Funai VHS to DVD Recorder

Use the Funai DVD recorder to transfer and preserve all of your favorite VHS family movies to DVD. You must purchase DVD-R or DVD-RW discs to use with this unit. DVD+R and DVD+RW discs are not supported.

View or download Funai VHS to DVD Conversion Recorder instructions

Reserve a Funai VHS to DVD Recorder

Elgato Video Capture

Elgato Video Capture VHS/DVD to Digital Converter Cord

Use the Elgato Video Capture cord to transfer video from a VCR, DVR, or camcorder to your Mac or PC as a high quality digital file. VCR, DVD, camcorder not provided.

View or download Elgato Converter Cord instructions

Reserve an Elgato Converter Cord


Kodak SCANZA Slides & Film Negatives to Digital Converter

Use the Kodak SCANZA to convert film negatives and slides to JPEGs in seconds. Compatible with 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8, and 8mm film negatives and slides.

View or download Kodak SCANZA instructions

Reserve a Kodak SCANZA Converter