What is This

The Library of Things service supports lifelong learning and creativity. Adult cardholders can borrow these practical, hands-on items to learn new skills, explore areas of interest, or help with everyday tasks. The loan period is two weeks for all Things. All Things have an option to renew for an additional week, if no one else is on hold.

Browse the collection here. Before check out, cardholders must sign a Library of Things Agreement acknowledging financial responsibility for overdue, lost or damaged items.

Please note that even when items are listed as available, there will be a short wait time for the item to be delivered to your library branch. All Things are housed in our centralized depot, where they receive maintenance and cleaning before being sent to the next patron.  

To check out a Library of Things item, you need an active Capital Area District Libraries card. If you do not have a card, you can sign up online or visit your local CADL branch.

Have a suggestion for an item you'd like to see in the collection? Let us know!