Sacramento Public Library

Library of Things

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 video games. 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.

Available for checkout

games.jpgVideo games. We have newly released family-friendly video games for the major consoles including Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Playstation 4.

sewing.jpgSewing machines. For sewing up a storm or just one project.



Musical instruments. We have ukuleles for your Hawaiian strumming pleasure, guitars, a keyboard and two types of drums.

catan-y-(1).jpgBoard games. Many board games for all ages, from quick-play card games to others that provide hours of entertainment. Ruin friendships with games such as "Settlers of Catan," "Splendor" and "Ticket to Ride."

Crafting. Make things with the library of things. We have a button maker, laminator and screen printer.



Technology. Check out the future with a GoPro, projector and professional graphics tablet.

In-Library Use Only


dero-airkit.jpgDero Fixit bike repair station. For those "oh no" moments on the road.

3D-scanner.jpg3D Scanner. 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.

Serger. For professional-quality stitching.


How to use the Library of Things


The Library of Things is located at Arcade Library at 2443 Marconi Ave. in Sacramento. All items must be picked up and returned at this location. Patrons who come in to Arcade 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.

Borrowing guidelines

Download the Library of Things lending agreement form [PDF]. Patrons must be at least 18 years old to borrow things from the library except a video game.

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.
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