Library of Things

Non-traditional Items to Borrow

Some of the many non-traditional items available for patrons to borrow are listed below. A complete list is available in the Sharon Public Library's catalog under "Library of Things - Sharon". For items specifically geared toward children or young adults, please visit the Youth Services Children's Library of Things page.

Only patrons with a Sharon Public Library card may place holds on our Library of Things collection. However, any patron with an OCLN card may check out a Library of Things item, as long as the item is picked up from and returned to SPL's Circulation Desk. Loan periods and overdue fees vary by item. 

Electronics and Technology

  • HP Chromebook (laptop) 
    • Requires a free Google Account to use Google Workspace (ie. Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.) or a paid Microsoft 365 subscription to use Microsoft Office.
    • Includes the HP Chromebook, Charger, Mouse, Mouse Pad, Headphones, Laptop Bag + Shoulder Strap, Instruction Sheet.
  • Kindle eReader
  • Roku
    • Watch free premium movies, television shows, and Roku Originals via The Roku Channel and other free streaming applications, pre-downloaded on our Roku devices; also watch 300+ Channels of Live TV, including News and Sports.
    • All you need is a television with a HDMI port and a stable WiFi connection to watch hours of streamable content.
    • Devices do not include (or allow access to) paid nor subscription-based streaming applications (ie. Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, etc.).
  • Mobile Hotspot
    • Our hotspots are set-up with T-Mobile's WiFi service, offering patrons a free stable internet connection (up to a few devices at once) during their travels. Please note that the hotspot devices work in the United States - by plane, train, automobile, etc. - with limited, varying connections internationally.
    • Some web content may be filtered by default.
    • Patrons must be 18 years or older and must sign a Borrower Agreement prior to requesting a device for first-time checkout.
  • Universal FM Transmitter
  • Kill A Watt Kit
  • Bicycle Repair Kit
  • Smartphone Photography Tools Kit
  • DVD Player
    • Plays DVD discs.
    • Does not play Blu-ray or 4k Ultra discs.
  • Blu-ray Disc Player
    • Plays Blu-ray and/or DVD discs.
    • Does not play 4k Ultra discs.
  • Car CD Player
    • Plays audiobooks/CDs in vehicles with a USB or Cigarette lighter connection.

Arts and Crafts

Science and Learning


Health and Well-Being