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 requested for delivery or returned to alternate locations. Games are now available to request in our software (immediately below); a further list of Things is at the bottom of this page.

What Things are available?

Things that are not Games, and their availability, are still listed in CLAMS. They include:

  • Sewing machine
  • Trash grabber/reach tools
  • Metal detector
  • Trekking poles
  • Microscope
  • Kodak digital film scanner
  • Portable CD player
  • Bicycle lock

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.