The Library of Things is WFPL's collection of non-traditional materials. You can borrow a stand mixer, a metal detector, even a circular saw! Take our Things home to start projects you've been meaning to tackle, test out equipment before you invest in your own, or throw an outdoor movie viewing party.
You will need your library card number and password to make a reservation. You may also call the Circulation Department at 617-972-6431 to reserve or cancel Things.
Borrower’s Agreement and Safety Waiver
All borrowers must sign both the borrower’s agreement and the safety waiver before borrowing a Thing. Forms are available to print here from the website, or at the Main Circulation desk.
Donated items will be considered based on the materials selection criteria outlined in WFPL's Library of Things Collection Development Policy. Donations of items will only be accepted if the item is in usable condition with a reasonable expectation it can circulate for at least one year after acquisition. To donate items, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the item. Items will not be accepted without prior authorization from library administration.