Library of Things

library of things

The Library of Things is a special collection which lends out many unconventional items. This collection goes far beyond the books and media that has been the primary focus of our Library system; we intend for these items to provide a new, exciting experience to patrons unlike any they have had in a traditional library.  


Library of Things Procedure

1. Based on item availability, holds may be made online through the Library's catalog, by calling (631) 360-2480 or in-person at the Reference Desk of one of the four Smithtown Library buildings. The patron placing the reservation must check out the item or device using their own card in person at the Reference Desk.
2. Items and devices are available for checkout to Smithtown Library adult cardholders aged 18 and older with a library account in good standing.
3. Items and devices have a 7 day loan period.  You must return the item by the return date specified.  Items are unable to be renewed. 
4. Fines are $10.00 a day and replacement charges vary for each item. You are responsible for lost or damaged items and devices that you borrow.
5. You will be notified when your item is ready to be picked up. 
6. You may only have 2 Library of Things items out at a time. 
7. Items and devices must be returned to the Reference Desk and may not be returned in the outside book drop nor to any facility other than one of the four Smithtown Library Buildings (Commack, Kings Park, Nesconset, Smithtown).
8. You may view your holds and make changes online.  As a courtesy to others, please cancel any reservation you will not be using as soon as possible.
9. The Library reserves the right to review and amend these guidelines as it becomes necessary.
10. The borrower must sign the Library of Things Borrowers Agreement when picking an item up.  Click here to view the Borrowers Agreement. 

The Library has the following items and devices for loan: (Click on the name of the item for more information and to place a hold.)

Acoustic Guitar Digital Microscope Projector - DVD, Blu-Ray, Bluetooth, HDMI, WiFi, USB 
Atari Flashback Doorway Puppet Theatre Paper Shredder
Automatic Photo to USB Scanner Electric Guitar and Amplifier
Rapid Feed Slide/Negative Converter 
Backyard Domino Set Giant Dance Mat Piano
Sega Genesis Flashback
Bluetooth Speaker Giant Jenga Set
Slide/Negative Converter
Bocce Ball Set  GoPro Hero 7 
Snap Circuits 203
Botley the Coding Robot HI8/8mm Tape Converter
Sphero Mini
Cady Wida Karaoke Machine
Super8/8mm Digital Converter
Cassette to MP3 Converter Keyboard
Super Nintendo Console
Code-a-pillar Twist Kids Party Kit Telescope
Coin Sorter Makey Makey Ukulele
Cornhole Set
NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) Classic Edition  VHS-C Cassette Adapter
Cozmo Robot
Oculus Quest VHS to DVD Conversion Kit
Croquet Set 
Ozobot Bit  
Cubetto Playset
Ozobot Evo  
*The Library also loans Mobile Hotspots. These can be checked out at the Circulation Desk at any building. If you are a Smithtown Library cardholder, you also may place a reserve on the Mobile Hotspots.To check availability and/or place a reserve, click here.
For more information call the Reference Department at any building at (631) 360-2480.