Explore our collection of unique materials that you can check out from OFL!

*NEW* All items are now holdable!

Note: Please do not return Library of Things items in the bookdrop.  Stop by the library anytime during normal business hours to return items to staff at the front desk. 

Click here to read OFL's Library of Things User Agreement.

Amazon Echo Dot

imageThe Amazon Echo Dot lets you search the Internet, check the weather, play games and more -- all with simple voice commands.

Retail price: $29.99

What you will need...

  • Internet/Wi-Fi connection
  • Mobile device with the Alexa App installed or a web browser.
  • An Amazon account

2 available!  Check the catalog.

Android Tablet - Asus ZenPad

imageA premium 9.7-inch tablet with vivid visuals, cinematic audio and powerful all-around performance – Ideal for both entertainment and productivity.

Retail price: $299.99

What you will need…

  • Wi-Fi
  • Google account (recommended)

Check out Libby & Hoopla! Borrow e-books, audiobooks, movies, magazines and more for FREE through our digital catalogs, Overdrive (via the Libby app) and Hoopla. 

2 available!  Check the catalog.

Empire Passes - New York State Parks Passes

empirepassFrom the shores of Long Island to the mighty Niagara Falls, New York's 180 state parks offer countless opportunities to explore your natural environment, escape from the grind of the everyday and experience exciting new adventures. Beaches, boat launches, hiking trails, campsites, and golf courses all await you!

New York's state parks... With all there is to see and do, how will you spend your time?

Learn more at https://parks.ny.gov/admission/empire-passport/

Retail price: $30.00

8 available (plus 1 in each of the 2 hiking kits)!

*Sponsored by the Friends of OFL*

Explore Outdoors - Onondaga County Park Passes

countypassTEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE

This pass is valid for free admission to the following Onondaga County parks:

  • Beaver Lake Nature Center: Valid for one personal vehicle, present this pass at the front desk

  • Highland Forest: Valid for up to four guests
  • Jamesville Beach Park (Currently Closed): Valid for one personal vehicle, present this pass at the ticket booth. Admission is charged during beach season only
  • Oneida Shores Park: Valid for one personal vehicle, present this pass at the ticket booth. Admission is charged during beach season only
  • Pratt's Falls Park: Valid for up to four guests

Replacement cost: $60.00

2 passes available at each of the 32 OCPL locations, including OFL!

Passes cannot currently be used at Jamesville Beach or the Zoo due to COVID-19 closures and restrictions.

FitBit Alta HR

fitbitMove to the beat of you with a slim heart rate wristband that tracks activity, sleep and exercise, displays notifications and sends reminders to move.

Retail price: $149.95

What you will need…

  • Computer (Windows 10 or Mac) OR
  • Mobile device with FitBit app installed

Pair the FitBit with other items you can borrow…

  • Empire Pass or Onondaga County Park Pass
  • Workout DVDs (Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and more!)
  • Books from our Health & Fitness collection

2 available! Check the catalog.

Google Chromecast

chromecastCast your favorite entertainment from your phone, tablet or laptop straight to the TV.

Retail price: $35.00

What you will need…

  • TV with HDMI port
  • Wi-Fi
  • Smartphone, Tablet or Laptop Computer.


What you can do free with your library card!

  • Watch movies and TV shows with Hoopla
  • Take online courses and watch training videos using Lynda.com

2 available!  Check the catalog.

Google Home Mini

google home miniThe Google Home Mini lets you search the Internet, set timers, play trivia games and more -- all with simple voice commands.

Retail price: $49.00

What you will need…

  • Internet/Wi-Fi connection
  • A mobile device or tablet with the latest version of the Google Home app.
  • A Google account.

1 available- Check the catalog.

Google Home Mini: Read with Disney Kit

Add some magic to storytime with Disney and Google Home Mini. In this groundbreaking audio experience, families can experience reading in a brand-new way. Grab a compatible Little Golden Book and say, "Hey Google, let's read along with Disney" to get started. Skip ahead, go back, or even repeat a page. As you read aloud, Google Home Mini will bring the story to life with music and sound effects.

This kit contains 8 Disney Little Golden Books: Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Coco, The Incredibles, Jack-Jack Attack, Mickey Mouse and His Spaceship, Moana, Peter Pan and Toy Story 3.

Retail price: $90.00

More you can do with the Google Home Mini: search the Internet, set timers, play trivia games, etc. - all with simple voice commands!

What you will need…

  • Internet/Wi-Fi connection
  • A mobile device or tablet with the latest version of the Google Home app.
  • A Google account.

1 available- Check the catalog.

GoPro - HERO5 Session

goproSmall but mighty, HERO5 Session delivers 4K performance, one-button simplicity and voice control in a tiny package. Now with QuikStories, HERO5 Session sends your footage to your phone where it transforms into an awesome edited video. The durable waterproof design helps you capture amazing footage of any adventure.

Retail price: $199.99

What you will need...

  • Computer OR
  • Mobile device with GoPro app installed

Need exploration ideas? Check out an Empire Pass, Onondaga County Park Pass or any of our many travel guides to plan your next adventure with the GoPro.

2 available! Check the catalog.

Hiking Kit

Contents:

Everything you need to go on an everyday hike!

  • 1x TETON BACKPACK (Retail Price: $79.99)
  • 1x EMPIRE PASS w/ waterproof case (NYS Park Pass) (Retail Price: $80.99)
  • 1x Insignia FLASHLIGHT w/ Strap (Retail Price: $28.99)
    • 1x Insignia Flashlight USB Charging Cable
    • 1x Insignia Flashlight Carrying Case
  • 2x Trekology WALKING STICKS (Retail Price: $39.97)
    • 1x Case for Trekology Walking Sticks
  • 1x Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 BINOCULARS (Retail Price: $89.99)
    • 1x Nikon Aculon A211 Carrying Case
    • 1x Nikon Shoulder Strap
  • 1x Eyeskey COMPASS (Retail Price: $25.90)
    • 1x  Eyeskey Compass Carrying Case


Suggestions for Using the Hiking Kit:

  • Check out a hiking guide from our Local Interest collection
  • Check out a nature guide from our Nature & Pets collection
  • Check out a FitBit Alta to track your progress while on a hike
  • Check out a GoPro to record your hike
  • Use the Empire Pass to hike in all the state parks in Central New York

2 available! Check the catalog.

Insignia Mini Projector

Bring your presentations or movies to life with this projector. Its compact size and slim shape facilitate easy, convenient transport at work, home or on the go and the 80-inch projection allows multiple people to view the presentation. The rechargeable battery provides 100 minutes of use for multiple TV shows or a movie.

Retail Price: $180.00

Suggestions for using this projector:

  • Download a movie from Hoopla and hold an outdoor movie night in your backyard
  • Create a photo slideshow and project it for family and friends

1 available- Check the catalog.

Karaoke Machine

Perform your favorite hits with family and friends! The integrated Bluetooth lets you connect to your smartphone or other media device, and the 7-inch color screen makes it easy to read the lyrics and cycle through songs.  This karaoke machine includes not one but TWO microphones, so you can perform alone or as a duet!

Retail Price: $130.00

1 available- Check the catalog.

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader

kindleThe Kindle Paperwhite e-reader has no screen glare in bright sunlight, a battery that lasts weeks and a built-in light that allows you to read without eyestrain day or night.  And unlike tablets and smartphones, it doesn’t distract you with social media, emails and text messages so you can simply lose yourself in a good book.

Now loaded with The New York Times bestsellers! (Updated quarterly- Last updated 6/27/21)

Retail price: $119.99

2 available- Check the catalog.

Note: This item is NOT holdable.

Puzzles

thomaskinkadeWe now have over TWENTY 500-3000 piece puzzles you can check out! Choose from a variety of themes such as literary characters and scenes, country landscapes, sports venues, vintage collages and more! Visit the newspaper rack on the 2nd floor of the library in the fireplace area to see all the puzzles that are available.

Loan period: 3 weeks | 2 optional renewals | No holds

Roku Express

rokuThe simple way to start streaming... With a short step-by-step setup and an easy on-screen experience, the Roku Express is perfect for new users, but powerful enough for seasoned pros.

Retail price: $29.99

What you will need…

  • Roku account
  • TV with a HDMI port
  • Wi-Fi

Check out Hoopla! Watch movies and TV shows for free with your library card!

2 available!  Check the catalog.

Storytime to Go Kits

OFL's children's services librarians have put together great themed storytime kits for parents, grandparents, caregivers and daycare providers to checkout! Each themed bag has great read-aloud books, suggestions for ways to read, write, talk, play and sing with young children and an activity to extend the storytime fun.

1-week loan with optional 1-week renewal. 1 kit per family at any given time. Must be returned to OFL.

This is a growing collection– Look for more kits to be added throughout the end of the year!

Learn more...

Tech Pack - Chromebook & Mobile Hotspot

photoEnjoy internet wherever you go with OCPL’s Tech Packs!

This kit comes with a Chromebook laptop, a Verizon mobile hotspot, chargers for both devices, and a durable carrying case.  

Tech Packs are available at all 32 OCPL locations. (4 available at OFL!)

Tech Packs were provided by Onondaga County.