Library of Things

About the Library of Things

In 2018, Beaverton City Library revealed its Library of Things collection at the main and Murray Scholls locations. A Library of Things is a collection of items for loan that expands the boundaries of traditionally defined library materials. It supports the "sharing economy" and the city's sustainability efforts, as patrons sharing items means less waste. The collection also offers an opportunity to "try before you buy," to save money, and to test out something you might not have come across otherwise.

The Library of Things collection is funded through the library’s materials budget - just like books. Donations of "things" to the Library of Things collection are not accepted.

Black and white graphic for Beaverton City Library Library of Things.

Visit the WCCLS catalog to see all of the items in the Library of Things collection

Visit the WCCLS catalog to see only the J Library of Things for children

Note: The information below is just a sample of available items; use the links above for a current list. Be sure to select a Beaverton location when placing a hold. All holds need to be picked up and dropped off at the same Beaverton location.

Library of Things Items

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Bird-watching Kit
  • Bocce Ball Set
  • Camping Tent
  • Canon Rebel Digital Camera: EOS Rebel T6
  • Cordless Drill
  • Cornhole
  • Crochet Needles
  • Electric Programmable Air Fryer
  • Food Dehydrator
  • GoPro Digital Video Camera: Hero 5 Black
  • Ice Cream Maker
  • Instant Pot 6-in-1 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Karaoke Machine
  • Knitting Needles
  • Makey Makey Kit
  • Metal Detector
  • Mickey Mouse Waffle Maker
  • Microscope
  • Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Moog Theremini
  • NES Classic Console
  • Ozobot Bit Starter Pack
  • Paper Shredder
  • Pasta Machine
  • Pickleball Doubles Set
  • Portable Keyboard
  • Sanyo DVD Recorder/VCR
  • Sewing Machine: Singer Tradition
  • SNES Classic Console
  • Soprano Ukulele
  • Spikeball Set
  • Stud Finder
  • VHS to DVD converter

Library of Things Board Games

  • Codenames: Top Secret Word Game
  • Exploding Kittens: A Card Game for People Who Are into Kittens and Explosions and Laser Beams and Sometimes Goats
  • Flash Point: Fire Rescue
  • Fluxx
  • Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
  • Pandemic
  • Pirate Fluxx: The Ever-changing Pirate Card Game
  • Race for the Galaxy
  • Rory's Story Cubes: Actions
  • Secret Hitler
  • Splendor
  • Star Trek Fluxx
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Ticket to Ride: The Cross-country Train Adventure Game!

Juvenile Library of Things Items

  • Cubetto
  • Dash
  • LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box
  • LEGO DUPLO All-in-One-Box-of-Fun
  • Magformers Walking Robot Set
  • Makey Makey Kit
  • Osmo Coding with Awbie
  • Osmo Pizza Co
  • Ozobot Bit Starter Pack
  • PicassoTiles
  • Soprano Ukuleke

Juvenile Library of Things Board Games

  • Busy Barn Floor Puzzle
  • Giant Fire Truck Floor Puzzle
  • Qwirkle
  • Safari Social Floor Puzzle
  • Zimbbos! Elephantastic Pyramids