Stuffbrary

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Libraries already have so many great resources we share with our community. We wanted to build upon that model with some other, well, stuff. Enter the Stuffbrary! Library card holders can check out household items, play equipment and more. Stuff is available at all locations, though some items are branch specific. To see what's currently available, check out our catalog.
Love the Stuffbrary? Have a great idea for something else we could add to it? Have an awesome cake pan you'd like to donate? Drop us a line!

The Stuffbrary currently includes:

Bike Locks – Biking to the library? Ask at the service desk to check out a bike lock and keep your ride secure.

Blood Pressure Cuffs – Thanks to a donation from the Mayo Clinic, library card holders can now check out a blood pressure cuff and learn more about their health habits.

Cake Pans – Holidays, birthdays, celebrations, or even Tuesdays, everything is better with a cake. And when that cake looks like your favorite character, well, that's even better. Check out our the available pans, then on your mark, get set, bake! (And get cake decorating instructions to help you out too.)

Citizen Science – Citizen science is real science done by people like you! You can borrow tools from your library that will help you participate in a specific citizen science project, such as a Sky Quality Meter, an air quality sensor, or a special smartphone lens. 

Croquet Sets – Everything you need for a lawn party--mallets, wickets, balls, and instructions all ready to go in a handy duffel bag.

Hiking Kit – A lightweight backpack with two folding walking sticks, a compass, binoculars, two hiking guides for Phoenix-area hiking trails, and a nature guide to help identify animals, plants, and flowers native to the area. Perfect for enjoying our beautiful outdoors!

Play at the Park Kit – A variety of sports equipment to take to the park with your family or friends. Need to find a place to play? City of Mesa Parks and Recreation can help you locate a great park in your neighborhood.

Seed Library – A collaboration between Mesa Public Library and Garden Pool, the Seed Library at the Main Library provides seeds for edible plants and herbs suited for local growing conditions.

Telescopes – Check out an Orion Starblast telescope to explore the beauty of the night sky! Telescopes check out for one week and cannot be held or renewed; special checkout procedure required (ask staff for more information).
This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Other City of Mesa Lending Resources: check out landscaping, painting and other tools from the City's Tool Lending Program.

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