Library of Things

Household tools and instruments without the price tag.

Take DIY to the next level with this collection of items no one expects to find at a library.
  • Try out a GoPro and film your adventures or action sports to create your own movies
  • 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. Items can be reserved at Arcade Library and Fair Oaks Library.

How to pick up your Thing
Visit the Arcade or Fair Oaks Library during open hours once you receive a notice that your item is available. When you arrive, text "Library of Things Pickup" to the number posted on the curbside pickup sign. Include your name and library card number in your text, and staff will bring your item out. You can also walk into the library to pick up your item.

How to return your item
Return your item to the same location during open hours. When you arrive, text "Library of Things Return" to the number posted on the curbside pickup sign. Include your name and library card number in your text, and staff will send instructions on where to leave your item. You can also return the item inside of the library.

Can I pick up an item from any branch?
Items in the Library of Things are kept at Arcade Library and Fiar Oaks Library. When you check out an item you must return it to the same library.
Have Questions?
Can I pick up an item from any branch?

Items in the Library of Things are kept at Arcade Library. When you check out an item you must return it to the same library.

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

You can borrow up to one item at one time for two weeks.

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

Anyone who has a Library card (owing less than $5 in fees), and is over 18 years old.

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