Library of Things
The Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional library items that provide additional opportunities to connect our community, engage people and inspire discovery, learning and growth.
Cardholders who borrow a "Thing" agree to abide by the LPL's Library of Things Agreement acknowledging financial responsibility for overdue, lost or damaged items.
Park and Museum Passes
Explore Outdoors Passes
The LPL has two 2021 Explore Outdoors Passes that allow free admission to the following Onondaga County Parks:
- Beaver Lake Nature Center (one vehicle)
- Highland Forest (four people)
- Jamesville Beach Park is currently closed
- Oneida Shores Park (one vehicle)
- Pratt's Falls Park (four people)
- The Rosamond Gifford Zoo (four people)
You can keep the pass for three days.
Fees for programs other than admission are not included with the pass.
Check on the availability of the pass.
NYS Empire State Passes
One-day vehicle pass to more than 128 New York State Parks.
• Three-day loan.
• One pass per library card.
• 18 years or older.
The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has launched a mobile app to provide visitors and prospective visitors helpful information about the variety of destinations, activities and adventures available throughout the Empire State's state parks and historic sites.
Corning Museum of Glass
Free admission to the Corning Museum of Glass.
The adult day pass allows complimentary museum admission when the library pass is shown, access to the express members-only line at the admissions desk and the opportunity for the holder to purchase a membership at the museum at a 10 percent discount. We've got three.
Because of COVID-19, reservations must be made in advance by pass holders at the Corning Museum of Glass site.
Samsung Galaxy tablets
There are Samsung Galaxy tablets available for checkout as eReaders.
The Samsung Galaxy tabs are suited for many uses, including web browsing and casual gaming. It accepts various eBook formats, including Kindle.
Click on the catalog page for availability.
A hotspot brings Wi-Fi with you wherever you may be. This allows you to hook your laptop, smartphone or tablet to the internet without having to track down a public place that offers Wi-Fi. Check the online library catalog for availability
Chromebooks are powerful in their simplicity, allowing users to access the internet, especially Gmail and other Google services, quickly and easily, as well as limited capability for downloading and storing files. You can now check one out for a day to finish work or just test it out. Wi-Fi access is required to use it. Check the online library catalog for availability.
Chromebook with a Hotspot
Thanks to CLRC and CNYFi, Liverpool Library has a limited number of Chromebooks available for lending that include a hotspot. You can check them out for up to three weeks.
Check the online library catalog for availability.
With the use of Roku, you can stream movies and more on your TV set without a cable or satellite provider.
The Roku setup is capable of streaming more than 1,500 channels. Choose from a wide variety of movies, TV shows, music, sports and news. The LPL Roku kit comes with free Netflix.
HDMI Roku Premiere
The new HDMI will do everything the original Roku is capable of, plus it adds Disney Plus and Acorn TV to Netflix.
It also is 4K-capable for TV sets with that resolution.
All you need at home to use the Roku and HDML Roku Premier kits is high-speed wireless internet ... and your flat screen.
It's a good time to hunker down and play some entertaining and educational games with your family. Our LoT collection will provide a solid foundation of sharing and growing closer.
Check the catalog page for availability.
We will be bringing other items back at some point as we reopen gradually :
Outdoors lovers can check out the Daycation kits to become more aware of fantastic destinations in Central New York, with Waterfalls/Adventures and Museum/History Buff. The Garmin eTrex 20 will help you explore it all on foot with a handheld GPS.
Go on Safari with the Wildlife Observation Field Trip and Wildlife & Butterfly Observation Field Trip.
At night, turn your view skyward with the Stargazing kit's powerful binoculars and star chart.
Music lovers can check out a ukulele, bongos, guitar, keyboard and accordion.
TV fans can take home the ROKU Streaming Media Player and watch Netflix and more for free, and eBook fans can check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab4.
Protect your legacy with the Family History Video flip cam and instructions, Film to Digital Converter and Video Conversion Suite 2.0,
There's the power-saver monitoring of Kill A Watt.
And eye-opening virtual reality of Google Cardboard.