The Library of Things is our evolving collection of non-traditional items available for check-out with a valid library card. This collection allows our patrons to try out new technology and activities for free!

Our collection includes musical instruments, audio/visual equipment, sports, and WiFi hotspots. See our complete collection below or in the catalog here: 

Guidelines for Borrowing & Use

  • Must be 17+ to borrow a Library of Things item
  • Only one item (per household) can be checked out at a time
  • Place items on hold for pick-up at the circulation desk
  • Items circulate for 7 days and may be renewed for an additional 7 days
  • Items must be picked up and returned in person at the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library.
  • Items cannot be placed in the book drop or returned to another library

*The Telescope was donated to the library by the Southbridge Rotary Club and is maintained by a partnership with the Aldrich Astronomical Society.

CD Player

Disc Golf

DVD Player


Kids Fishing Poles

Kids Microscope

Metal Detector

Outdoor Projector

Pickle Ball

Sewing Machine