Library of Things

What is the “Library of Things?” – The Library of Things is a circulating collection of objects and equipment available for checkout with a library card from any PrairieCat member library.

Why is it a good thing? – The Library of Things is part of Resource Sharing, where you check out an item you might only need once. Or, you may want to try it before you buy it. The availability of these objects through your public library makes access more equitable. This is a great return on your library card!

Checkout Details

  • For anyone with a card issued by a PrairieCat member library.
  • Available to borrow and return only at the Rock Island Public Libraries.
  • Loan periods vary by item.
  • Holds and renewals are available for some items.


Education & Enrichment

Mother and child working on puzzle in the children's library

Whether it's to keep your brain young or to get young brains imagining, we have a great selection for that.

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Games & Entertainment

"Sorry" board game set up on table in the library

Our Games & Entertainment collection has something for the entire family! Board Games. Yard Games. Even sports equipment! Check it out.

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Home & Hobbies

Rack of baking collection items for checkout

Looking for a new hobby? Need to bake a unique cake for that special occasion? Our Home & Hobbies collection can help!

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Technology & Equipment

Young woman on laptop and young man on tablet

Aspiring social media influencer? We have a kit for that! Or, check out one of our Mobile Hotspots, and take the internet wherever you go!


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Pegboard with laminated cards showing Library of Things items at RIPL

Not sure what you're looking for? Browse our entire collection.

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