What is a Library of Things?

A collection of items loaned out to patrons outside of typical library materials such as books and media.

Items must be borrowed from and returned to the Circulation Desk of the Sargent Memorial Library during normal business hours - do not place items in outdoor book drop. Hotspots are only item which can be returned in book drop.

Items are not able to be placed on hold in the catalog. Patrons may request to borrow an item by inquiring at the front desk of the library or calling us at 978-263-4680.

All items have a lending period of 2 weeks with no renewals. Although we are a fine free library, items within the Library of Things continue to have late fines at Boxborough due to their unique nature and replacement value.

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A Wi-Fi hotspot is a device that allows you to connect your mobile enabled devices (e.g. laptop, smartphones, tablets, etc.) to the Internet. The hotspot is portable so you can connect your device almost wherever you go.

Borrowing Policy: Borrowers must be over 17 years of age.

Contents: HotSpot device in a case. Includes Charger + Instruction pamphlet.

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Borrowing Policy: Borrowers must be 18 years and older.

Contents of Telescope 1: Orion Starblast 4.5" Altazimuth Reflector Tabletop Telescope with 2 eyepieces (6mm, and 17mm) and attached EZ Finder II (helps aim telescope.) Also includes liner and carrying case, instruction booklet, and front pack containing Pocket Guide to Constellations.

Contents of Telescope 2: Orion Starblast 4.5" Altazimuth Reflector Tabletop Telescope 8-24mm zoom eyepiece and attached EZ Finder II (helps aim telescope). Also includes liner and carrying case, front pack containing instruction booklet and Pocket Guide to Constellations.

Sponsoring societies may vary.

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Contents: 1 Makala concert ukulele (white) with 4 strings, in Black padded Gig Bag, with 1 digital tuner, 1 strap, 1 cleaning cloth.

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Induction Cook Plate

Contents: Circulates in case. Case includes 1 portable Copper Chef induction cook plate, 1 Cuisinart stainless steel 10" skillet, 1 Owner's Manual, 1 Induction Cooking Factsheet, 1 Mothers Out Front induction test magnet.

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Bird Watching Kit

Two kits available.

Contents: Tasco Essentials binoculars, lens caps, neck strap, lens cloth, carrying case, drawstring backpack + 1 Massachusetts Birds folding pocket guide + 1 Acton Nature folding pocket guide and 1 Birds of Blanchard bird sheet.

Specifications for binoculars: 8x magnification. Tripod adaptable.

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Portable CD Player

Contents: portable CD player with AM/FM radio and cassette player, with headphone jack, Mega Bass stereo speakers. Can be powered by AC cord or 6 "C" size batteries (not included).

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Badminton Set

Contents: 2 Rackets, 3 Shuttlecocks, 2 rolls of tape for handles, case.