more than just books

Beyond Books

Books, movies, music, and audiobooks are not the only items you can check out from the Library! You can also check out a ROKU streaming stick, board game, hotspot, or laptop.

Roku Streaming Sticks

Each Roku Streaming Stick provides access to the following:

  • One of our paid streaming services (Apple TV, BritBox, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount+, or Peacock)
  • PBS Kids
  • The Roku Channel
  • The Library’s Movies Anywhere account, with access to hundreds of movie titles

ROKU Streaming Stick Checkout Limitations:

  • These devices may only be checked out by patrons holding Mahomet Library cards. Patrons may only check out one streaming device PER HOUSEHOLD at a time.
  • You may check the device out for one week.
  • There are no renewals.
  • Overdue fines will accrue at $1.00 per day.
  • To request a ROKU stick, search our catalog and place a hold, or ask library staff for assistance.

Search our catalog, and place a hold here. For more questions and help, please see our Roku Streaming Sticks FAQ page.

Board Games

Check out a board game or two from the Library and have a family or friend game night! Browse the games on the shelves behind the copier at the Library or request one through our catalog.

Board Game Checkout Limitations:

  • Patrons may check out up to two games at a time.
  • You may keep the games for one week, with 3 renewals if no one else is waiting for the game.
  • To request a board game, search our catalog and place a hold, or ask library staff for assistance.
Browse Games

Hotspots

The Library has three T-Mobile MiFi hotspots available for patrons to check out.

Hotspot Checkout Limitations:

  • These devices may only be checked out by patrons holding Mahomet Library cards.
  • You may check the device out for one week.
  • There are no renewals.
  • Hotspots are available on a first come, first served basis only. There are no holds.
  • You and members of your household must wait 7 days between the time you return a hotspot device and check out another one.
  • You may be blocked from checking out hotspots if you repeatedly return them late.
  • Overdue fines will accrue at $1.00 per day.

Find a hotspot in our catalog and check availability here.

Laptop Computers

The Library has two older-model laptops, with Microsoft Office installed, available for patrons to check out.

Laptop Checkout Limitations:

  • These devices may only be checked out by patrons holding Mahomet Library cards.
  • You may check the device out for one week.
  • There are no renewals, but you may ask staff to renew the device if no one is on the waitlist.

Find and request a laptop in our catalog and check availability here.