The Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional items that supports creativity, lifelong learning, and social connection.  Along with offering fun and inspiration, the Library of Things is a great way to “try before you buy.” Save your money (and the space in your closets) while still exploring hobbies and learning new things with this collection. Most items can be placed on hold and renewed if they do not have a waitlist.

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ImageItemLoan Period
explore passesExplore Passes (non-holdable)

Use your library card to borrow a pass to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum, Betty Brinn, and more for free.
3 Days

Check out toys like Tonies, MagnaTiles, and more.
1 Week
beehive baking panBaking Pans

Borrow a specialty cake pan for your next celebration!
1 Week
yardzeeYard Games

Try your hand at pickleball, cornhole, giant checkers, and more!
1 Week
azulBoard Games

Get ready for family game night! Borrow a new board game to try instead of buying.

1 Week
ice cream makerKitchen Appliances

Make homemade ice cream and pasta, sharpen your knives, and more!
1 Week
wifi hotspotWifi Hotspot1 Week
wifi hotspotLucky Day/Browsing Wifi Hotspot (non-holdable)2 Weeks