Library of Things

Library of Things

Libraries were sharing before sharing was cool. 

— Miguel Figueroa, director of the American Library Association's Center for the Future of Libraries

TCPL offers a collection of items that veer from traditional. Yes, we have a large collection of books and audiovisual materials, but we also have museum passes, reading glasses, umbrellas, basic toolkits, phone chargers, and tote bags that you can check out and use either in-house or take home with you. These items are listed in the catalog under "Library of Things" and are available at the Circulation desk.

 

Items to Take Home

Passes

  • Museum of the Earth and Cayuga Nature Center Family Pass
  • New York State Empire Pass
    We do not allow holds on Empire Passes. However, if a pass is checked in when you search our online catalog, you can call us at 607-275-1542 and we will check it out to you. If you do not pick it up before closing that day we will have the opening clerk check it back in the next morning so it will be available for someone else.

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Devices

For Your Convenience While Visiting the Library

Chargers

Miscellaneous

Owned by Member Libraries

The items are owned by other libraries in the Finger Lakes Library System. You may place a hold request on them to have them sent to TCPL for you.

Upcoming Events

Makerspace One-on-One

August 20, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
What do you want to make? Makerspace Librarian Cady will walk you through using one of our machines. Please see below for options, and note what you'd like to use (and what your project idea is) in the "How did you hear about this event?" box. Eac...

Game On Summer

August 20, 2018
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Teen Center
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Other
Description:
Game On returns this summer! Join us for weekly D&D, Magic the Gathering, and other tabletop games.  ...

One-on-One Tech Help

August 20, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: Adults
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...