Library of Things

The Library of Things at the Denver Public Library is a service offering a variety of equipment and experiences for our customers to check out - from GoPro cameras to museum passes. A permanent DPL library card is required to check out these items. 

Current items include:

Bicycle Repair Kits
Bike Repair Kits provide the tools you need to fix a flat or make an adjustment to your bike. Checkout period: 2 hours. On-site at the library only.

Check Out State Parks: Colorado Library Pass
Enjoy the natural beauty of Colorado at one of our 42 State Parks. Pass comes with a family activity backpack and admits one carload of people. Checkout period: 1 week.
For National Parks, see the Every Kid Outdoors program to learn about parks passes for fourth-grade (or home-school equivalent) students.

Borrow a Chromebook and get online using our free in house wifi at all 26 library locations. Chromebooks are perfect for browsing the internet and using web-based applications. Checkout period: 4 hours. In library use only.

Draft Check Meter
Uses an infrared sensor to find leaks along walls, molding, ductwork, and more. The meter provides quick, intuitive feedback, showing you where to caulk and insulate. Checkout period: 3 weeks.

GoPro Camera
Record your adventures with a GoPro Hero 3 digital camera. Includes accessories and carrying case. Checkout period: 1 week.

Museum and Cultural Passes
The Denver Public Library has partnered with nearby cultural institutions to offer museum admission and theatre tickets for DPL cardholders.

Power Check Meter
Monitor and project energy costs and find out what appliances cost to operate. Displays cost of electricity in dollars and cents, and tracks true power over time. Instructions in English, Spanish.  
Please note: the software to upload Power Check meter data to a personal computer is no longer supported. Checkout period: 3 weeks.

Speck Indoor Air Quality Monitor
Detects fine particulate matter in your indoor environment. Speck can help you evaluate indoor pollutants and take action to improve the air quality in your home. Checkout period: 3 weeks

Video Projector
Get ready for your next presentation with a Dell video projector. Comes with power cord and VGA cable in a carrying case. Pick up and return a the Central Library only. Checkout period: 1 week.

Wireless (WiFi) Hotspot
Connect your smartphone, laptop or tablet to high-speed internet with a mobile WiFi hotspot. Checkout period: 3 weeks. 

For more great things to use inside the library visit the SM Energy ideaLAB at the Central Library.