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 Chromebooks to museum passes. A permanent DPL library card is required to check out these items. 


Borrow a Chromebook and get online. Chromebooks are perfect for browsing the internet and using web-based applications. Checkout period: 3 months. 

Chromebook with integrated Wifi
An all in one solution with built in Wifi connectivity. Connect the Chromebook to high-speed internet at home, school, or work. Checkout period: 3 months.

Chromebook + Wifi Hotspot Combination
For users who need an internet connection and a Chromebook, check out a Chromebook and wifi mobile hotspot combination.  Connect the Chromebook to high-speed internet at home, school, or work. Checkout period: 3 months. 

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

Recreation & DIY

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 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.

Denver Tool Library Pass 
Check out everything from ladders and power tools to lawn mowers and post hole diggers. This one week membership permits up to 10 tools with up to 3 power tools. Requires a signed safety waiver and a photo ID and credit card or your Denver Public Library card. Customers under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult to sign the waiver. Checkout period: 14 days (allows time for one full one week at the tool library).

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

Sewing Machines
Mend and repair or sew something new! Includes prewound bobbins and spare needles. Checkout period: 4 weeks. Currently only available at Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch.

For the Home

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. 

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 can be found on XcelEnergy Power Check.  Checkout period: 3 weeks. 

For more great things to use inside the library visit an ideaLAB makerspace at a branch near you.