Library of Things

The Library of Things is a collection of games, tools, consumer electronics and more than you can check out with your library card! 

 

What Things Do You Have?

How Do I Check Out the Things?

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What Things Do You Have?

  • Bocce Set
  • Corn Hole Game
  • Croquet Set
  • Giant Checkers Game
  • Giant Timbler Tower Game
  • Giant Yard Dice
  • Horseshoe Game
  • Jumbo 4 to Score Game
  • Ladderball Game
  • Metal Detector
  • Nintendo Switch Consoles
  • Piano Dance Mat
  • Travel Scope Telescope
  • Turn Table
  • Ukulele
  • Volleyball / Badminton Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How Do I Check Out the Things?

 

Library of Things Lending Guidelines and Agreement

Guidelines for Borrowing and Use:

  • Library of Things items must be checked out at the Adult Services Desk.

  • Library of Things items must be returned to the Adult Services Desk, not to the book drop. 

  • A valid Homewood Public Library card, with a fine/fee balance of under $5.00 is required to borrow a “Thing.”

  • Borrowers must be 18 years old or older.

 

Checkout Limits

  • A Thing may be borrowed for one week, with no renewals.

  • Library patrons may only check out one Thing at a time.

  • Homewood cardholders only may place holds on Things.

 

Fines and Liabilities

  • Overdue fines on a Thing will be $5.00 per day. The maximum overdue fine will equal the replacement cost of the item. As a reminder, library privileges become blocked when fines/fees exceed $5. So, library privileges will immediately become blocked if a Thing becomes more than one day overdue.

  • The borrower is solely responsible for the Thing and will be billed for the repair or replacement cost associated with any damage or loss of the Thing and/or accessories. 

  • Library cardholders signing this agreement are responsible for any damage to the Thing and/or its accessories. 

  • The Library reserves the right to temporarily or permanently block patron library privileges if a Thing is severely damaged or unreturned, until such time as restitution is made to the Library’s satisfaction.

 

Lending Agreement - Return Signed

 

 

 

 

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Nintendo Switch

Circulation Rules

 

  • Library patrons who are at least 18 years of age may check out a Nintendo Switch Gaming Console, subject to availability. All circulation policies apply to Nintendo Switch Gaming Consoles, so the individual checking out the console is responsible for all related fines, fees, and replacement costs that may be incurred.  

  • To check out a Nintendo Switch Gaming Console, patrons must provide their own current Homewood Public Library card and a current valid driver’s license or state I.D. The library card must be in good standing and registered for a minimum of 30 days. Under no circumstances may the person requesting a console use another person's library card as identification.   

  • Nintendo Switch Gaming Consoles may be held by adult Homewood Library cardholders only. To borrow a Nintendo Switch Gaming Console, patrons need to come into the library during open hours. 

  • Nintendo Switch Gaming Console checkout is for one week with no renewals.

  • A fine of $10.00 per day will be assessed if the Nintendo Switch Gaming Console and/or any accompanying equipment are returned late. This fee will immediately create a block on the patron’s library card, which will remain until the console and accompanying equipment is returned. A late return may result in the future forfeiture of Nintendo Switch Gaming Console check out privileges.

  • A non-returned Nintendo Switch Gaming Console will be considered stolen property. As such, procedures for prosecuting individuals to the full extent of the law will be followed. 

  • All Nintendo Switch Gaming Consoles are due back 30 minutes prior to the Library’s closing time (8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, or Sunday).  Consoles must be returned to the Adult Services Desk. Patrons returning Nintendo Switch Gaming Consoles will not be allowed a new console check out until 24 hours have passed since returning the equipment. All patrons checking out consoles must sign a user agreement to be kept on file by the Homewood Public Library. 

 

Circulation Rules

 

 

 

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Nintendo Switch Gaming Console Lending Guidelines and Agreement

Guidelines for Borrowing and Use:

  • Nintendo Switch Gaming Consoles must be checked out at the Adult Services Desk.

  • Nintendo Switch Gaming Consoles must be returned to the Adult Services Desk, not to the book drop. 

  • A valid Homewood Public Library card, with a fine/fee balance of under $5.00 is required to borrow a Nintendo Switch Gaming Console.

  • Borrowers must be 18 years old or older.

 

Checkout Limits

  • Nintendo Switch Gaming Consoles may be borrowed for one week, with no renewals.

  • Library patrons may only check out one Nintendo Switch Gaming Console at a time.

  • Homewood cardholders only may place holds on Nintendo Switch Gaming Consoles.

 

Fines and Liabilities

  • Overdue fines on Nintendo Switch Gaming Consoles will be $10.00 per day. The maximum overdue fine will equal the replacement cost of the item. As a reminder, library privileges are blocked when fines/fees exceed $5. So, library privileges will immediately become blocked if a console is even one day overdue.

  • The borrower is solely responsible for the Nintendo Switch Gaming Console and will be billed for the repair or replacement cost associated with any damage or loss of the Nintendo Switch Gaming Console and/or accessories. 

  • Library cardholders signing this agreement are responsible for any damage to the Nintendo Switch Gaming Console and/or accessories.

  • The Library reserves the right to temporarily or permanently block patron library privileges if a gaming console is severely damaged or unreturned, until such time as restitution is made to the Library’s satisfaction.

 

Lending Agreement - Return Signed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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