Library of things

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The Library of Things includes gadgets, tools, and games. This collection supports lifelong learning, personal fulfillment, and enjoyment. Thank you to the Friends of the Robbins Library for their generous support of this collection. LoT items must be returned to the Library you checked them out from.

Kitchen Things

Cake pans, canning kits, blenders, ice cream. makers, and more.


Scanners, projector screens, DVD drives, tape-to-digital converters, and more.


Bocce, Castles of Burgundy, Apples to Apples, Labyrinth, Scotland Yard, and more.

Craft Things

Learn to crochet, learn to knit, sewing kits, yarn swift and ball winder, and more.


Harry Potter Hogwarts, Biking Through Italy, mystery puzzles, butterfly puzzles, and more.

Outdoor Things

Binoculars, beach tents, bicycle repair kits, picnic baskets, and waterproof bluetooth speakers.

Musical Things

Ukuleles, karaoke machines, bongos, and  turntables, and more.

Home Improvement

Meters, thermometers, power cords, and more.

Wellness Things

Fidget blankets, light therapy lamps, ab rollers, and more.

Library of Things Lending Guidelines
  • LoT items must be returned to the Library you checked them out from.
  • Please return Things INSIDE the library, not in the drop boxes. This prevents damage.
  • All parts of Things and the accompanying materials in the original container must be returned.
  • Things that are not returned will be charged for the full replacement cost, damaged or incomplete Things will also be charged.
  • A $10 cleaning fee may be charged for Things returned in poor condition.
  • The borrower agrees to protect save and keep the Town of Arlington, the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director, their agents, and employees forever free and harmless, and indemnified against any and all costs or expenses arising out of any accident or other occurrence causing injury to any persons or property as a result of using any item in the Library of Things.
  • You may have up to 5 Things on the hold shelf at one time.