Library of Things
Explore our collection of unique materials that you can check out from OFL!
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.
Indulge Your Love of Birding!
Enhance your birdwatching experience with our high powered Adasion 12x42mm binoculars and comprehensive field guides.
- 1x Adasion 12x42mm Binoculars
- 1x Adasion 12x42mm Binoculars Case
- 1x Binoculars Smartphone Mount
- 1x Nikon Binoculars Harness
- 1x Birds of NY Field Guide
- 1x Sibley’s Birds East Field guide
Suggestions for using this kit:
- Check out one of our NYS Park Passes and go for a leisurely bird walk through the Green Lakes Birding Conservation Area.
- Pair this kit with our Hiking Kit and enjoy birding anywhere you hike or camp.
From 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
9 available (plus 1 in our hiking kit)!
*Sponsored by the Friends of OFL*
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
- Rosamond Gifford Zoo: Valid up to four visitors
- Highland Forest: Valid for up to four visitors
- Jamesville Beach Park: 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 visitors
Replacement cost: $60.00
2 passes available at each of the 32 OCPL locations, including OFL!
The most powerful GoPro yet!
All-out speed and ultimate ease, now in the most powerful GoPro ever. Powered by the revolutionary new GP2 processor, HERO10 Black shoots 5.3K video with double the frame rate, 23MP photos, enhanced low-light performance and game-changing HyperSmooth 4.0 stabilization in all modes.
- GoPro Hero 10 Black
- USB Charging Cable
- Micro SD card
- GoPro Helmet Mount w/ Straps
- GoPro Handle Mount
- 2 x Rechargeable GoPro batteries
- 2 x GoPro Mounting Plates
- Setup Guide (white)
- OFL’s Library of Things Circulating Device Agreement (green)
Suggestions for using this device:
- Check out an Empire Pass, Onondaga County Park Pass, Hiking Kit, or Birdwatching Kit and record your hiking, biking, birding or kayaking adventures!
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 GoPro to record your hike
- Use the Empire Pass to hike in all the state parks in Central New York
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
New to jewelry making? No problem!
This beginner’s kit has everything you need to start making your own jewelry like a pro!
- 1 8pc Tool Kit w/ Case
- Bead Jewelry Making for Beginners
- Wire-Wrapped Jewelry Techniques
- First Time Jewelry Making
Retail Price: $75.00
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
New to knitting? No problem!
This beginner’s kit has everything you need to start knitting like a pro!
- 18 Pair Circular Needles w/multi-colored lanyard
- 36 Single Point Bamboo Needles
- 1 Knitting Accessory Case w/Shears & Ruler
- Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Quick Reference Book
- How to Knit Book
- You Will be Able to Knit by the End of this Book
Retail Price: $50.00
Need internet access at home or on the go? No problem! Checkout one of our Verizon MiFi Mobile Hotspots and connect your device anywhere, any time.
Retail Price:$99.00 equipment fee. Total replacement cost includes a $38.00 service fee, and a $600.00 early termination fee.
Please note: Each OFL MiFi kit contains only a hotspot and hotspot charger; laptops, tablets, or other mobile devices are not included. If you need a laptop in addition to the hotspot, consider checking out an OCPL Tech Pack instead.
Become a Citizen Scientist and Save Our Pollinators!
Check out our Observing Pollinators Citizen Science Kit and help The Great Sunflower Project identify, monitor and protect our fragile pollinator populations!
To get started, visit https://scistarter.org to sign up for a FREE SciStarter account. Then borrow this kit, make your observations, and record them online using the SciStarter Pollinator Observation Form.
- 1 Binoculars
- 1 Stopwatch
- 1 Field Book
- 1 NYS Tree &Wildflower ID Guide
- 1 NYS Butterflies & Pollinator ID Guide
- 2 Clipboards w/ Observation Sheets
- Instructions (white)
Create a Lifelong Relationship with Literacy!
ReaderPen is the next generation reading aid designed for the way we live, with high-speed AI-based text recognition, easy to access dictionary support, word breakdown functions and 16GB of scan-to-file storage.
A Reading Aid for the Hybrid Age
The world has changed, with hybrid and remote working being a regular part of life. The C-Pen Reader 2 is the perfect reading solution to support people no matter where they are. The long-life battery and easy to use interface gives users much needed independence.
- C-Pen ReaderPen Retail Price: $291.00
- C-Pen ReaderPen USB-C Charging Cable
- C-Pen ReaderPen Carrying Case Setup Guide
- OFL’s Library of Things Circulating Device Agreement
Retail price: $291.00
Our Roku Express Kits are now loaded with pre-paid subscriptions to Hulu, Disney+, Paramount+, PBS Passport, ESPN+. The Rokus are also preloaded with the Hoopla and Kanopy apps (free content with your library card!).
Just connect our Roku Express to your home WiFi network and start enjoying premium streaming content for free!
Retail price: $29.99
What you will need…
- TV with a HDMI port
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!
Enjoy 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. (3 available at OFL!)
Tech Packs were provided by Onondaga County.
The Toniebox is an imagination-building, screen-free digital listening experience that plays stories, songs, and more. Designed to foster imagination and active play for children ages three and up, it's everything a young explorer's growing mind needs!
Retail Price: $200.00
Please Note: WiFi and the Tonies app are not required for use.
Transform your old VHS cassettes and 16mm films into high quality digital files with the ClearClick Video to Digital Converter.
Retail Price: $154.00
Please Note: The devices necessary to read older video formats, such as a VCR, are not included with this kit. Storage media (for example, 128GB USB Flash Drive) and HDMI cables are likewise not provided.