Library of Things

What is the Library of Things?

The Library of Things is a collection of nontraditional items that can be borrowed for one week. It supplements other items in our collection and supports a sharing economy that creates less waste. “Don’t buy – borrow!”

How do I borrow a Thing?

The Library of Things is open to everyone. If you’d like to check out an item, all you need is a CLAMS card in good standing. All things can be borrowed for one week; they cannot be placed on hold or returned to alternate locations.

What Things are available?

All our Things, and their availability, are listed in CLAMS. They include:

  • A sewing machine.
  • A bike lock.
  • Trash grabber/reach tools.
  • Trekking poles.
  • A microscope.

More Things are being added all the time!

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The Library of Things is funded by the generous support of the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.