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Library of Things

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, Kitchen Tools and STEM Kits can neither be checked out, nor placed on hold, at this time. If you currently have an item checked out – please continue enjoying it; if you have placed a hold on an item in our Library of Things – your hold expiration date has been extended, preserving your spot in the holds queue. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Public libraries create collections of items to be used by everyone to pursue their interests, further their education, and provide entertainment. Sharing, conservation of resources and the idea that you don’t have to have everything you need in your home are key to the idea of a central collection that everyone can use. The Akron-Summit County Public Library has been adding to traditional library resources and currently has multiple Library of Things collections for you to borrow. Watch this page as more collections are added.

 Cake PansKitchen ToolsArt LibrarySTEM Kits
Loan Period 2 weeks 2 weeks 4 weeks 2 weeks
Fine 10¢/day 10¢/day 50¢/day $10/day
Who can check this out? Adult only Adult only All Teachers and homeschool parents with ID
Holds  yes yes yes reservation
Branch Pickup no no no no
Renewable  yes yes yes no
Return in Book Drop  no no no no
Return at Drive up window  yes no no no
Cleaning Fee no no $5 no
Limit per Card  2 2 1 3
Liability Statement  no yes no no

Click on the links below to be taken to the Library Catalog for that collection where you can get more information, see pictures and place holds.

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