Library of Things

Library of Things Image; shows icons for microphone, chess knight, badminton rackets, film projector, gardening tools, and a drill set. Check out ALL THE THINGS…

Our Library of Things collection expands the boundaries of traditional library offerings! We currently have nearly 60 unique items available for checkout, from family-friendly games to small office equipment. Plus, check out gardening tools, crafting tools, a karaoke machine, a projector, walkie talkies, binoculars, a metal detector, and so much more.

This collection aims to reduce barriers for families, students, entrepreneurs, creatives, and lifelong learners by providing access to quality equipment, tools, games, and more. Now you can take your DIY projects to the next level, try a new instrument before you buy, and enjoy a wide variety of lawn games without the hassle of storing them until your next party.

Library of Things collections are currently available at our Central, Memorial, Lebanon Junction, and Nichols locations with a collection of tabletop games coming soon to our Mt. Washington branch.

  • Items must be checked out and returned at their owning locations.
  • While the Library of Things is not yet open for browsing at Central Library, you can still place items on hold for pickup in the Community Wing.

Browse the collection

We’re taking suggestions!

We’re expanding the collection to coincide with the Grand Opening event for Central Library on September 17th. Let us know what Things you’d like to check out at the library.

  • Check all that apply. Please note, the Library of Things collections vary at each location. Some locations will be unable to house and circulate certain items.
  • Please include a URL if you are requesting a specific product or brand.