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.
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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GoPro Hero
Digital video and still camera that is designed for action photography and is compatible with a wide range of mounting accessories to capture images from a variety of unique perspectives.
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GoPro Suction Cup
Industrial-strength Suction Cup mount for GoPros is proven at speeds of 150+ mph. It includes a standard base and a quick release base for moving conveniently between shots and locations.
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9.7″ iPad for use while you're at the Library with apps like Kanopy, Hoopla, Creativebug, Flipster, Google apps, YouTube, iMovie, GarageBand, Photoshop Express, Zoom, and more.
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