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Library Of Things

Borrow puzzles, games, musical instruments and more!

Welcome to the Library Of Things!



This collection consists of non-traditional items available for check-out* at the Newton Free Library. Are you looking to learn a new musical instrument? Or learn a new technology? Or play a board game with friends? Or perhaps you want to "try before you buy". The Library of Things Collection may be a wonderful resource for you!  Our mission is to bring the community together to enjoy, explore, create, and discover. By offering our Library of Things, we hope to encourage our patrons of all ages to express their passions and exercise their creativity.

*Some items are for library use only. For more information about Borrowing, please look at our Borrowing Guidelines



Borrowing Guidelines

Library of Things items do not get sent in delivery to other libraries. 

If you are a Newton resident you can reserve these items through our catalog.

If you don't live in Newton, you can still request these items, as long as you ask a staff member to place the request, and you come to Newton Free Library to pick it up.

For the majority of library materials, the loan rules are:

  • 3 Week Initial Loan Period

  • Up to 2 Renewals as long as no reserves are pending

  • Late items are assessed an overdue of 15 cents, up to a maximum of $6

Items for use only while at the library:
Laptops, Headphones, USB Wall Chargers and Phone Charger Cables