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Library of Things

Libraries are about more than just books! Check out our growing collection of things and bring home a new hands-on learning experience.

Steam Kits for Kids

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Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) with hands-on equipment and activities.

Adult Technology

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Keep exploring with telescopes, projectors, GoPro cameras and more! Photo ID required for checkout.


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Take your outdoor fun up a notch by borrowing a metal detector, hiking poles or even a birding kit.

Laptop Kits

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Checkout a Chromebook with a WiFi Hotspot for two weeks. Adults only. Restrictions apply.

Family Board Games

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Try out a new board game and learn something new alongside your family. Find games for all ages and skill levels.


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We support sustainable biking in our community. You can check out keyed locks to keep your bike secure and lights so you can be safer riding home after dark.

SEED and cutting Library

The library hosts a seed and plant cutting collection on the upper level of the library. When the growing season is over, please collect and donate seeds from your plants to keep the collection sustainable and locally-focused.

A propagation station is also available alongside our seed collection to support gardening all year round.

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more library “things”

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in the lab

Visit the Lab on the library’s upper floor to discover exciting tools for creativity including a laser cutter/engraver; a Cricut cutter, heat press, and sublimation printer; 3D printers; and sewing, serging and embroidery machines.

Fix-It Station

This installation is located at the foot of the library’s main entrance. It includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat tire to adjusting brakes and derailleurs.

Book Bike

Watch for Plymouth District Library’s book bike around downtown and at community outreach events. We look forward to meeting our patrons where they are at with the help of our bike-about-town.

Sign up for a library card

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