Library of Things

Did you know the Barberton Public Library loans more than books, movies, magazines, and music? Our Library of Things Collection is now ready to be checked out!

The Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional materials including equipment, gadgets, tools, games, kits, electronics, and more — all available to check out for free with a library card. Need something for a one-time project or want to try before you buy? Explore the collection and discover your next new Thing to borrow!

Patrons must be 18 years or older to check out an item from the Library of Things Collection. Patrons may check out 3 items per library card. Items can be checked out only on Adult cards. The items can be checked out for 2 weeks, there is a $1 late fee per day.

To check out items other than board games, stop by the Library and visit our Circulation Desk. There are cards that display each available item on the Circulation Desk. Choose the card with the item you would like and bring it to the Circulation Desk. Just like you would a book! Then, read and sign the borrower’s agreement for the item. Check the item out for up to 2 weeks. Clean the item and ensure all of the pieces are present before returning.

For board games, just grab the game you would like to check out and bring it to the Circulation Desk.

Our Library of Things Collection started with a limited amount of items but it is an ever-growing collection. See the items we have in our collection below.

Outdoor ActivitiesTech ItemsHobby ItemsBoard Games
  • Disc Golf Set (donated by the Rotary Club of Barberton)
  • Fishing Sets with tackle box
  • Pickleball set
  • Basketballs
  • Metal Detector
  • Traffic Cones
  • Vehicle Diagnostic Tool
  • Stud Finder
  • Portable DVD Player
  • Multi-Surface Laser Level
  • Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor
  • Air Quality Detector
  • Digital Radon Detector
  • Portable 3.5 Inch Floppy Disc Drive 
  • Portable Projector
  • Computer Microphone
  • External CD/DVD Drive
  • UV Free Full Spectrum Light
  • Ukulele Set
  • Bird Watching Set
  • Binocular Photography Set
  • Kalimba Thumb Piano
  • Steel Drum Kit
  • Digital Drum Kit
  • Sewing Machine Set
  • Atari's Missile Command
  • Cabo: The Elusive Unicorn Card Game
  • Cardline Animals
  • Chess
  • Dragonball Z: Perfect Cell
  • Forbidden Island
  • Go Go Gelato
  • Ingenious
  • Jungle Joust
  • Know!
  • Labyrinth
  • Lancelot
  • Marvel Strikes Teams: A Heroclix Strategy Games
  • Marvel Strike Teams: Avengers Initiative Expansion Pack
  • Rattle Battle 
  • Roar: King of the Pride
  • Rummikub
  • Sentinel Tactics: The Flame of Freedom
  • Shutter Bug
  • Sleepy Princess Pile Up
  • Snails Pace Race Game
  • Vinyl
  • Yahtzee

Stop by the Library to see what items are currently available to be checked out!