Library of Things

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Click here to reserve a Library Thing by name.
Click here to reserve a Library Thing by date.
Click here to View or Cancel a reservation.

Library of Things Borrowing Guidelines

Hotspots are loaned out for 2 weeks, Outdoor Games and Binoculars for 3 days.
You may reserve only one item (or museum pass) per day.
When reserving an item, please select the date you wish to begin borrowing the item.
Items must be checked out at the Circulation Desk by closing time on the day your reservation begins or your reservation
will be cancelled. Check out and return all Library of Things items to the Circulation Desk ONLY.
Items are available to Harborfields Public Library cardholders who are over the age of 18 and in good standing.

Reservations

Library of Things items may be reserved at the Children’s or Adult Reference Desks or online from the Library's webpage.
Items are very popular during school vacations so please plan ahead. Items may be reserved online up to 30 days in advance
and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

Item Pick Up

A WiFi HotSpot and/or Outdoor Game and Binoculars User Agreement Form, must be signed each time you borrow an item. The adult Harborfields Library cardholder picking up the item must have a valid Harborfields Library card and live at the same address as the person who made the reservation. The adult picking up the item will assume ALL RESPONSIBILITY for the item
and any incurred fees.

Return/Late Fees

All Library of Things items must be returned to the Circulation Desk before closing time on the last day of your reservation to avoid a $5 per day/per item late fee. Be advised that unpaid fines will result in your Library of Things privileges being suspended.

No-Shows and Last Minute Cancellations

If any item has been reserved and cancelled within 2 days of the reservation or is not picked up, the patron will be charged with a no-show and will not be permitted to make future reservations for 30 days. This is to prevent others from blocking dates they do not use. A 48-hour notice of cancellation is required to avoid being considered a no-show.

Library Material Fines

The Library of Things items are available to Harborfields Public Library District residents who hold an adult Harborfields Public Library Card in good standing. If the Library cardholder has excessive Library material fines ($50 or more), they will not be permitted to reserve am item until the fine has been paid. If excessive fines are accrued after an item has been reserved, the patron will not be permitted to check out an item until the fine has been paid. Any user who loses an item will be charged a $50 replacement cost. HotSpot replacement costs are $75.

Monthly Limit

A maximum of nineteen museum passes/items, per family/address, per calendar month, may be borrowed, not to exceed more than one per day. To ensure fair distribution of items, only one item may be checked out to a Harborfields patron/family/address at any given time.

Library Responsibility Waiver

The Library is not responsible for items that are lost or not returned on time for your use. Please check the Library website for hours/holiday closings before you make a reservation.