“Library of Things Room” Coming Soon!

The library’s downstairs ‘blue’ room is being revitalized into a creative space for all ages! This space will house the library’s expanding collection of “things” to take home or use on site. Additional non-circulating equipment, including a Cricut, 3D printer, a die-cutter, and a computer station, are available for patrons by booking the space*.
To learn more about Meeting Room Bookings, click here! 

Renovation of the space will continue over the next few weeks. In accordance with the provincial Roadmap to Reopening, room bookings will resume in Step 3 (estimated July 21st). Check our Services During COVID19 page for more information. The room will then open as a bookable space for use during library opening hours. In Step 3, capacity of the room will be 2 people or up to 8 if booked in conjunction with the adjacent Common Room.

*Please note, use of some in-house equipment may require a one-time training course.

 

Help us name the "Library of Things Room"

The library is seeking a fun name for this new room. It should capture its function as both makers-space and library of things.

 

Available Now

The Perth & District Public Library has a growing collection of circulating “things.”

You can borrow:

  • Portable tech & media equipment, such as microphones, cameras, iPads, laptops, wifi hotspots and ereaders.
  • Museum, gallery and parks passes
  • Puzzles
  • Kill a Watt Meter

Browse these items in our catalogue!

Get Involved

Donations: Have a musical instrument you’re not using? Craft supplies gathering dust? Browse the wish list below of items we hope to acquire for our collection! Other donations are welcome. Just fill out the form below!

Volunteer: The library is seeking individuals with knowledge and experience in the maintenance of musical instruments to volunteer in a casual capacity.

Partners and programs: The library also welcomes partnerships with community members who have something to share or teach to others. Click here to suggest a program.

GoPro or comparable action camera

Specialized craft equipment

Knitting and crochet tools

Snowshoes

 Industrial grommet tool

Sewing machine

Sheet music

Percussion instruments

Floor easel

Portable CD player

Library of Things Recommendation

The library welcomes suggestions for items to add our collection. Please make sure to check the catalogue before submitting a suggestion. Please indicate whether the suggested item is something you would like to donate.

The decision to acquire a recommended item will be made in accordance with the library Collections Policy and Plan and is at the discretion of the librarian. Please fill out as much of the form as possible.

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