Library of Things

Library offer service that allows items for checkout: devices, educational toys, instruments

Josephine Community Library is now lending a spectrum of items, from musical instruments and educational toys to crafting machines and a telescope, without the burden of ownership. This collection, called the Library of Things, gives the community access to items without the burden of ownership.
“The Library of Things gives patrons a chance to explore items that one may not have repeated use for,” said Adult Services and Volunteer Manager Amy King. “Patrons can enjoy summer adventures by checking out a waterproof camera, disc golf sets, and a telescope.”
Community members can look forward to entertaining company and keeping children and teens occupied during school breaks with various lawn games including bocce ball, croquet, and horseshoes to be added soon.
For a full list of items available from the Library of Things, visit or access the library catalog by clicking the search book catalog link from the top of any webpage on the library website. From the limit by drop down menu, choose Library of Things and click the gray magnifying glass button to complete the search.
Items in the Library of Things can be checked out for a 10-day period with no renewals.
For more information about the Library of Things, visit, email, or call 541-476-0571.