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Library of Things

Libraries aren’t just about the great books – now you can also check out technical items to use at home! Feel free to explore the Library of Things that includes a programmable educational robot, sewing machine, and portable DVD player.

We hope you enjoy the Library of Things at the West Chicago Public Library!

BORROWING GUIDELINES

Most Items

  • Patrons must be at least 18 years old and have a West Chicago Public Library card to borrow items.
  • Each item checks out for 7 days and can be renewed 2 times if no one else has placed a hold on the item.
  • Patrons can place holds on Library of Things via our online catalog or by contacting the Adult Services Reference Desk at
    630-231-1552 ext. 122
  • If an item becomes overdue, you will be charged $0.10 per day until you return the item.
  • Each item has replacement costs if lost or damaged.
  • All Library of Things items must be picked up at and returned to the Circulation Desk.
  • Please do not place Library of Things items in the outside drop box or lobby book return.

Mobile Hotspots and Roku 2

  • Patrons must be at least 18 years old and have a West Chicago Public Library card to borrow items.
  • Each item checks out for 21 days and can be renewed 2 times if no one else has placed a hold on the item.
  • Patrons can place holds on Library of Things via our online catalog or by contacting the Adult Services Reference Desk at
    630-231-1552 ext. 122
  • If an item becomes overdue, you will be charged $0.10 per day until you return the item.
  • Each item has replacement costs if lost or damaged.
  • All Library of Things items must be picked up and returned to the Circulation Desk.
  • Please do not place Library of Things items in the outside drop box or lobby book return.

Orion GoScope 80mm Telescope

  • Checks out for 7 days and can be renewed 2 times if no one else has placed a hold on the item.
  • Patrons can place holds on Library of Things via our online catalog or by contacting the Adult Services Reference Desk at
    630-231-1552 ext. 122
  • If item becomes overdue, you will be charged $0.10 per day until you return the item.
  • Item has replacement costs if lost or damaged.
  • Telescope must be picked up at and returned to the Circulation Desk.
  • Please do not place Telescope in the outside drop box or lobby book return.

LIBRARY OF THINGS ITEMS


 

 

 

Aibocn Power Bank: Plug your phone directly into the charger and use it as an expanded battery pack. In order to use the power bank, you will need to have a USB input device or a USB converter.

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BEBONCOOL Wireless Remote Presenter: This handheld remote can be used for slideshow presentations or to highlight items on a screen with the light pointer. It connects to a computer or device through a small USB adapter.

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BenQ MWs12 Digital Projector: Plug into a computer, video player, or gaming system to project images. You will need a device with VGA output or VGA adapter to use the BenQ projector.

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Brother Sewing Machine: This sewing machine can be used for a variety of sewing and craft projects. Includes accessories to sew button holes, zippers, and several other types of stitches.

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HDMI to DVI Adapter Cable – 6 feet: Connect technology with a DVI port to an HDMI port.

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HDMI to VGA Adapter Cable – 5 feet: Connect technology with a VGA port to an HDMI port.

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Kindle Adult Contemporary 1 eReader: Contemporary 1 Kindle comes preloaded with more than 20 unique titles such as The Perfect Couple by Elin Hildebrand and The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

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Kindle Adult Contemporary 2 eReader: Contemporary 2 Kindle comes preloaded with more than 20 unique titles such as A Spark of Light by Jodie Picoult and The Roosevelts by Geoffrey C. Ward.

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Kindle Mystery/Suspense 1 eReader: Mystery/Suspense 1 Kindle comes preloaded with more than 20 unique titles such as The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ward and Double Blind by Iris Johansen.

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Kindle Mystery/Suspense 2 eReader: Mystery/Suspense 2 Kindle comes preloaded with more than 20 unique titles such as Paradox by Catherine Coulter and The President is Missing by James Patterson.

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Kindle Romance eReader: Romance Kindle comes preloaded with more than 20 titles including novels such as Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks and The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory.

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Kodak Playsport Video Camera:  This handheld, waterproof and portable video camera is ideal for shooting short videos.  You will need your own computer or device with USB input or a WiFi connection to send the videos straight from the camera to your own device.

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Mobile Hotspot:  This device allows you to wirelessly connect laptop computers, smartphones and similar devices to the internet without using data and without being limited to one location.  Hotspots can be used in outside public places, public transportation, or in your home.


 

 

 

Mobile Hotspot R850

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Mobile Hotspot ZTE Warp Connect

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NaviSkauto Dual Screen Car Headrest DVD Player:  This DVD player can play videos in a vehicle on two separate screens.  The screens are attached to the headrests of the front seats and the screens project to the passengers back seat.

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Orion GoScope 80mm Telescope: Observe the moon, planets, star clusters, and other objects in space with this telescope. Sets up on a table top. Tripod included.

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Proxima DP2000 Projector: Plug into a computer, video player, or gaming system to project images. You will need a device with USB output or a USB adapter to use the Proxima projector.

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Pyle Vintage Classic-Style Turntable: The Vintage Turntable can be used to listen to music or to convert Vinyl to MP3 music. Listen to records directly played on the machine, have music streamed via Bluetooth to the turntable, or play music from a device being plugged into the turntable.

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QKK Mini Projector: This portable projector uses Bluetooth to stream from your phone and other Bluetooth capable devices. You can also connect your device to the projector with an HDMI cord.

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Roku 2 Streaming Media Kit: Stream movies and TV shows to your TV using the Vudu app. You will need WiFi in your home, as well as a TV with an HDMI or a composite input.

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Samson Q2U Recording and Podcasting Kit: This kit includes over­ ear headphones and a microphone for use in recording sound files or livestreaming sound.

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SoundCore 2 Bluetooth Speaker: This portable bluetooth speaker can be used to broadcast from a device of your choice. Devices can connect to the speaker within a range of 66 feet.

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Sphero SPRK +: This is an educational robot that can be used to teach programming. Using the SPHERO Edu app and provided mazes, you can move the robot ball around by giving it commands. You will need a Bluetooth capable device that is able to download the free SPHERO Edu app.

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Sylvania 9” Swivel Screen Portable DVD & Media Player: This portable DVD player plays movies or music on your own personal screen.

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USB 3.5″ Floppy Drive: Plug this external disk drive into a computer to access pictures, files, and data from Floppy disks.

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Virtual Reality Headset: Step inside a computer-generated 3D world with the DIGIB VR headset! Users will need to install the Google Cardboard app on their smart phone to start their adventure! VR Goggles fit 4.5”- 6.3” screen phones.

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