The Library of Things is a new service from the Sacramento Public Library that offers things for checkout—such as sewing machines, musical instruments and yard equipment. The items in the Library of Things were chosen in a voting process by Sacramento Public Library patrons and funded by a Library Services and Technology Act grant administered through the California State Library.
2443 Marconi Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95821
Available for checkout
Crafting. Make things with the library of things. We have sewing machines, screen printers, button makers and a laminator.
Home & yard equipment. Perfect and maintain your home with eco-friendly tools. We have a lawn mower, hedge trimmers, a pressure washer and a cordless blower.
Musical instruments. We have ukuleles for your Hawaiian strumming pleasure, guitars, a keyboard and two types of drums.
Technology. Check out the future with a GoPro, projector and professional graphics tablet.
In-Library Use Only
. Scan your stuff and make a 3D model.*
*Not Suitable for use on pets or small children.
Scanned items may also be printed at the Design Spot
3D printing lab located at the Arcade Library.
How to use the Library of Things
All items must be picked up and returned at Arcade Library
. Patrons who come in to the library will be able to browse items currently in stock.
Browse and place holds on items in the Library of Things. Just search for “Library of Things” in our online catalog
. Patrons must pick up their own holds.
Download the Library of Things lending agreement form
[PDF]. Patrons must be at least 18 years old to borrow things from the library.
Items in the Library of Things were purchased in whole or in part from funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Some items were also donated by community members.