Library of Things

Library of things at the Somerville public library

Explore our ever-growing Library of Things collection!

  • Patrons must be 13 or older to check out a Thing from the Library of Things (LoT) Collection.
  • All Things can be borrowed for two (2) weeks and can be renewed once.
  • Things must be picked up and returned to the owning library during business hours. It cannot be placed in the book drop or left outside the Library doors.
  • Things may not be requested through interlibrary loan.
  • Please return Things in the condition in which it was received. Please wash or clean when appropriate.
  • Patrons are financially responsible for any loss or damage to a Thing and/or any accessories that accompany it.
  • The Somerville Public Library reserves the right to refuse use of a Thing to patrons known to damage, lose, or fail to return materials or equipment in a timely manner.
  • The Somerville Public Library is not responsible for any liability, damages, or expense connected to patron use of the Thing.
  • Looking for ELL Kits as a fun way to practice English with different activities? They can be found here!

Electronics & Tech | Games | Health & Adaptive Aids | Household Items & Tools | Music | Science | Outdoors

Electronics & Tech

WiFi hotspot

  • Portable CD Player -- Central | East | West
  • Cassette Tape to MP3 Converter -- Central
    • Convert those old cassettes into MP3 music files to enjoy on your devices!
  • Ring Light + Tripod Kit -- Central
    • Perfect for making videos or hosting online events!
  • WiFi Hotspots -- Central | East | West
  • Chromebooks -- Central | East | West
  • Chromebook + Wifi Hotspot Kit -- Central | East | West

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Image containing board game box imagesGames

Board Games

Lawn Games

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Health & Adaptive Aids Light therapy lamp

  • Light Therapy Lamp -- Central
    • Feel the power of the sun with a light therapy lamp! Mimicking sunlight, the light therapy lamp helps treat symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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Household Items & Tools

Household Equipment White noise machine

  • White Noise Machine (LectroFan EVO) -- Central
    • This white noise sound machine will ease you to sleep with fan sounds, white noises, or even ocean waves!
  • Kill a Watt Power Meter -- Central | West
    • See just how much power different appliances and electronics are using in your home with this kill a watt power meter!
  • Luggage Scale -- Central
    • Weigh your luggage before the airport tells you it's too heavy!

Kitchen Equipmentdigital kitchen scale

  • Cake Pans (Variety Shapes) -- Central
  • Digital Kitchen Scale (Escali Primo) -- Central

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Music Acoustic guitar

Musical Instruments


Music Equipmentportable record player

  • Portable Suitcase Record Player (Aqua Turquoise) -- Central

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Science telescope

  • Orion StarBlast 4.5" Telescope -- Central

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Outdoorssoil tester

  • Soil Tester -- Central
    • Test the soil moisture, PH level, and sunlight level of your plants with this soil tester!
  • Birding Kit -- Central
    • Includes Sibley's Birding Basics by David Allen Sibley, Eastern Birds by Roger Tory Peterson, two (2) sets of binoculars, handouts and web resources for local birdwatching, and an observation notebook!
  • Hammock -- Central

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