Library of Things

Explore our ever-growing Library of Things collection!

Please Note: All of these items must be picked up and returned to the owning library. Items circulate for two (2) weeks and are not renewable. To place a hold, please click on the highlighted collection to take you to the library's catalog. From there you can select the individual item and log in with your library card to place your hold. Please call the library if you need assistance.

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Board Games

Take advantage of our board game collection when planning your family or friend game night!

WiFi Hotspots

Circulating WiFi Hotspots are available at all library locations.


Borrow a Chromebook from any library location. 

Chromebook + Hotspot Kits

Borrow a Chromebook + Wifi Hotspot kits from any library location. 


Borrow a Roku (Netflix or Disney+) from any library location. 

Birding Kit

It's always the right time to go birding! Our birding kit contains:

  • Two sets of binoculars
  • Two books: Sibley's Birding Basics by David Allen Sibley and Eastern Birds by Roger Tory Peterson
  • Handouts and a list of web resources for local birdwatching
  • Observation notebook for sharing what you spot

Musical Instruments

Our collection includes guitars and a ukulele.

Telescope Photo of an Orion telescope

Bring our Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescope on your next dark sky adventure! Available for Somerville residents only.


Our Children's Rooms offer a variety of toys you can play with at home!