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. 

  • 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 long can I borrow an item from the Library of Things?

You can borrow an item for one week at a time.

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. View the lending guidelines and lending agreement. You’ll be asked to sign both before checking out.

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