Library of Things

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Libraries loaning “stuff” isn’t a new concept. Framed paintings were available for checkout at the Newark (N.J.) Public Library back in 1904. Lincolnwood’s Library of Things doesn’t have framed pictures, but you can take photos and videos with a GoPro, binge watch a favorite Netflix or Disney+ show using a Roku, or ditch the Ethernet cables with a WiFi hotspot and more.

We hope you enjoy the Library of Things and we hope you’ll share with us on social media using the hashtag #LincolnwoodCreates.


Borrowing Guidelines

  • Items can be checked out by Lincolnwood residents.
  • Items within the Library of Things have various age restrictions. See the details about Library of Things items below or contact us if you have any questions.
  • Each item checks out for 2 weeks and can be renewed once if no one else has placed a hold on the item.
  • Patrons can place holds on Library of Things Items via our online catalog or by contacting the Adult Services Department at 224-233-1841.
  • If you keep an item past its due date, you will be charged $1 per day until you return the item.
  • Each item has replacement costs if lost or damaged.
  • All Library of Things items must be picked up and returned to the Ask Us Desk for Adult Services staff to process.
  • Do not place Library of Things items in the parking lot or lobby drop box. Do not return these items to the Checkout desk.
Category
Audience
Amazon Echo
The Amazon Echo listens to you and answers questions by speaking. Set it up with the Amazon Alexa app on a smartphone or tablet that is signed in to a free Amazon account.
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Amazon Echo Dot
The Amazon Echo Dot listens to you and answers questions by speaking. Set it up with the Amazon Alexa app on a smartphone or tablet that is signed in to a free Amazon account.
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Bike Lock
This lock set features a 2-in-1 bicycle U-lock and steel cable for added protection. Seamless security is yours in all weather conditions, anywhere you and your bike go.
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Blue Yeti Microphone
This Blue Yeti professional multi-pattern USB mic lets you record audio using stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional, and bidirectional patterns, offering you recording possibilities that usually require multiple microphones.
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Boombox
This boombox includes AM/FM radio, cassette, CD, and MP3 disc playback along with auxiliary jack input. It is AC or battery powered; batteries not included.
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Chromebook laptop
This HP Chromebook turns on quickly and goes directly to the Chrome web browser to display web content without requiring signing in to anything but a Wi-Fi network.
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Chromebook Kit
A Wi-Fi hotspot allows you to wirelessly connect smartphones, tablet computers, laptop computers like the included Google Chromecast computer, and similar devices to the Internet anywhere.
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Google Chromecast
Stream online video, music, photos and more to your TV using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Works with Android, iOS, Chrome for Mac, and Chrome for Windows devices as the Chromecast controller.
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