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Located in Chatham, Illinois
Chatham Area Public Library
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Library of Things

Library of Thing Shelf

The Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional materials including gadgets, tools, games, kits, electronics, and more — all available to check out for free with a library card. Need something for a one-time project or want to try before you buy? Explore the collection and discover your next new Thing to borrow!

Borrowing Guidelines

Most of the items in the collection are two week check out, able to be checked out by anyone with a valid library card and to be requested.  


  • Book Club Kits and Caring for the Caregiver Kits -- check out 6 weeks
  • Sewing Machine -- check out 6 weeks and CAPLD cardholder ONLY
  • Telescope -- CAPLD cardholder ONLY
  • Hotspots -- CAPLD cardholder ONLY and no hold requests
  • Laptops -- CAPLD cardholder ONLY who have had there card for more than 30 days.
  • Digital Projector -- no hold requests

Browse the entire Library of Things collection or select a category below.