Library of Things

Did you know? We loan out tools, musical instruments, STEM education items, museum, zoo and park passes, and more, in our Library of Things!


Check out a robot for fun at-home STEAM learning! Items include:

  • Bee Bots
  • Tale-Bots Pros
  • Dash & Dot
  • Code-a-Pillar


Do-It-Yourself around the house with the following items:

  • Laser measures & stud finders
  • Power meters
  • Household tool set
  • Moving kits
  • OBD2 car scanner

Musical Instruments

Try out a new instrument before you invest in your own! Items include:

  • Guitars: Acoustic, classical, electric
  • Bass guitars: Acoustic, electric, amp
  • String instruments: Violin, viola, cello
  • Electric piano
  • Ukulele
  • Recorder
  • Karaoke machine


Explore your world with these items:

  • Tonies Music Box Storytime
  • Leap Frog Globe
  • Microscope & binoculars
  • Metal detector


Preserve your precious memories!

  • 3.5″ Floppy Drive
  • VHS to digital file converter
  • SONY VHS to Digital Kit
  • Photo/negative digitizer

Park & Zoo Passes

  • Empire Pass: Gain free entry to NYS Parks including Green Lakes, Clark Reservation, and more.
  • Explore Outdoors Pass: Valid at Beaver Lake, Highland Forest, Jamesville Beach, Pratt’s Falls, and Rosamond Gifford Zoo
  • MOST Family Pass: Valid for up to 6
  • Everson Museum of Art: Family passes


Stop at our front desk and find the case representing the item you want to borrow. A staff member will retrieve the item for you!

Anyone with a valid Onondaga County Library card can borrow our Library of Things items.

Most items can be borrowed for 1 week. Instruments can be borrowed for 3 weeks with up to 2 renewals. Park, zoo, and museum passes can be borrowed for 3 days.

Currently, no. If you need a specific item and want to make sure it’s here before you drive over, please give us a call at (315) 637-6374.

Our goal is to provide free and open access to resources that support lifelong learning – not only books, but also physical items!