Library of Things

Household tools and instruments without the price tag.

NOTICE: The Library of Things is temporarily unavailable at this time.

Take DIY to the next level with this collection of items no one expects to find at a library. 

  • Finally test that GoPro to get a bird’s eye view of your kids’ and your pet’s adventures
  • Use home care and yard equipment without the hassle of maintenance or storage
  • Get creative with musical instruments and photography equipment
Library of Things Catalog
Browse the collection and reserve an item with your library card.
Have Questions?
Can I pick up an item from any branch?

Items in the Library of Things are kept at two of our library locations — Arcade and Fair Oaks Libraries. When you check out an item from one library you must return it to the same library.

How many Library of Things items can I borrow at one time and for long?

You can borrow up to two items at one time for one week.

Can anyone check out an object from the Library of Things?

Anyone who has a Library card (owing less than $5 in fees), is over 18 years old and can provide a valid government ID with current address. View the lending guidelines and lending agreement. You’ll be asked to sign both before checking out.

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