Library of Things items may be picked up via our contactless Curbside Pickup on Mondays-Thursdays & Saturdays from 10am-4pm at the Main Library.
Do NOT return Items to book drops- Items MUST be returned to the designated bin outside the Children’s Room Entrance at the Main Library during Curbside Pickup hours.
Library of Things
The Peabody Library is delighted to provide a lending library of non-book items that we think you will find useful and fun! The collection contains items you might not otherwise want to spend money on, such as technology gadgets, tools, entertainment like board games, and outdoor equipment.
Scroll through the list on the right side of the page to see the entire collection, and click “borrow” to reserve an item.
Each item may be borrowed for 2 weeks at a time, and can be renewed if nobody else has reserved it. (Hotspots may not be renewed) Items can be reserved up to 3 months ahead of time, but are limited to one reservation per month per patron.
Items must be picked up and returned to the Main Library. During curbside mode, please be extra careful to return items cleaned and sanitized, as much as possible.
Patrons must fill out a Lending Agreement for each thing they borrow, before the reservation can be approved.
Please see our complete policies below.
Reserving a Thing
Library of Things items can be reserved up to 3 months in advance for a 2 week lending period.
They can be reserved using the list on this page – please do not use the library catalog to put things on hold.
Scroll through the list above, find your item, and click “borrow” to start the reservation process. Once you choose your dates and enter your card number, make sure to fill out this Lending Agreement so your reservation can be approved.
You’ll get an email a day before your reservation starts, and you may make an appointment to pick it up curbside.
Picking Up a Thing
You may pick up your items using our curbside pickup service.
You will be notified when your item is ready, and you may make an appointment to pick it up curbside.
Each item contains a laminated table of contents either taped to the front of the box or just inside the box – please double check the list before leaving the library to make sure everything is there.
Returning a Thing
Please return items to the Main Library at 82 Main Street, using the dedicated bin in the curbside pickup area ONLY.
Please do not return items to the book drop, as we don’t want them to get squished, damaged, or lost.
Items must be returned in their original containers, and please double check that you are returning all of the pieces or parts that you checked out. During curbside mode, please be extra careful to return items clean and sanitized.