Library of Things

The Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional library items that complement TADL’s mission. Things are items that you might be surprised to discover that you can borrow from your library. More Things will be added to this collection over time.

Patron Cardholders of all ages may borrow these hands-on items to learn new skills, explore areas of interest, or assist with everyday tasks. Have a suggestion for a Thing to add to our collection? Submit your idea here.

Loan periods for Things can vary by category, though the majority of Things loan for 1 week, with an option to renew for additional time if no one else has the item on hold. Because of their popularity, overdue fines for Things are higher than average. Please take good care of, and return on time, any Things borrowed from TADL to avoid these charges.

Further information about lending periods and terms for Things in this collection may be found in the Borrowing Privileges and Fines & Lending Periods policies.