LIBRARY OF THINGS - BEYOND BOOKS
Limerick Public Library has a inventory of Things to borrow. Check out an item from our of "Library of Things" for three weeks and see how you like it. We offer a Vehicle Code Reader, Metal Detector, Kill A Watt Energy Detector, Backpacks for Birding, Nature, Night Sky and Bug Viewing, Telescope, Ukuleles, Bubble Machine, Exploding Kittens card game (NEW) and more.
Limerick Public Library has a inventory of Things to borrow. Oversize items may be behind the circulation desk..
You may reserve Things for checkout just as you do a book. By checking out a Thing you agree to the following Borrowing and Use Guidelines.
Guidelines for Borrowing and Use
Objects lent out by the Library through its Library of Things program must be checked out from and returned to Limerick Public Library. A valid library card in good standing is required to borrow a Thing. Borrowers of these items must be at least 18 years old.
Loan Periods and Fines
In most cases, a Thing may be borrowed for 3 week intervals and renewed up to 2 times unless another borrower is waiting.
Proper Use and Liability
Use care when handling the Thing. The borrower is solely responsible for the Thing and will be billed for reasonable repair or replacement costs associated with damage or loss of Things and/or peripherals due to neglect or abuse. The Library has sole discretion in making these decisions.
Limerick Public Library is not responsible for any injury, loss, or damage that may occur from use of a Thing.
Why lend Things?
Learn more about the importance of sharing, how to create a Library of Things in your community, and more with these videos: 2022 Maine State Library Conference – How to Create and Run a Library of Things: A Case Study from a Maine Public Library, 2022 Maine Climate Discussion, Library Program Ideas to Support the Sustainable Development Goals and the Lending Beyond Books at the 2021 Maine State Library Conference.