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Library of Things


In addition to our books, movies, music and video games, the library provides a range of other items for checkout from our Library of Things!

In-library use

The following items are available for use inside the library. Patrons may check them out for a four-hour period at the Adult Services desk, and they may be renewed as long as no one else is in need:

  • Dell laptops

  • Bike locks (available at the Youth Services desk)

  • Reading glasses

  • Magnifiers

  • Headphones

Phone/mobile device charging stations are available in both the Adult Services & Youth Services Department. The library is not responsible for devices left unattended at the stations.

Out-of-library use

The following items are available to be checked out and taken home (3 week checkout):

  • Wi-Fi hotspots (Chicago Ridge adult residents only)

  • Chromebooks & laptops (Chicago Ridge adult residents only)

  • Roku streaming sticks (Chicago Ridge adult residents only)

  • iPad (Chicago Ridge adult residents only)

  • Kindle Fire (Chicago Ridge adult residents only)

  • Kindle e-reader

  • Blu-ray Player

  • DVD Player

  • Board games for youth

  • Adventure backpacks (includes binoculars and a bug catching kit)