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The Library of Things

Beyond Books

Looking for more than a book? Check out our library of things. All available to borrow for free!

Our Library of Things


Explore the universe with a library telescope kit! Experience detailed views of the moon or search for celestial objects like nebulas and star clusters. This is a great compact scope for beginners.

Book Club Kits

Everything you need to start your own book discussion group! Kits contain 10 copies of a title, plus a discussion guide, and check out for six weeks. Adult fiction, adult nonfiction, and children’s titles are available.

Memory Minder Kits

Spark memories and create conversations with our Memory Minder Kits. 39 unique kits are available for those with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and memory loss and for their caregivers. Kits have a 6-week loan period.

Nature Backpacks

Check out a Nature Backpack and embark on an outdoor adventure with hands-on tools that kids can use in the field like true scientists.


Do you need access to a computer while the library is closed? The library lends Dell Latitude laptops with Windows 10 for 1 week.

Wi-Fi Hotspots

Borrow a wireless internet connection for use at home or on the go. The loan period is 1 month.

DVD Players and DVD Drives

Enjoy the library’s vast collection of movies and television programs on DVD with a portable, region-free DVD player. Borrow a player to watch shows on your television or check out a drive to view on your computer. They’ll play audiobooks and CDs as well, but they aren’t Blu-ray compatible. Player or drive must be checked out and returned to Stillwater. The loan period is 1 month.