The Information Professional
17.9K views | +3 today
Follow
The Information Professional
Librarians and Archivists in a fast-changing digital lanscape
Curated by Karen du Toit
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Karen du Toit
Scoop.it!

List of tool-lending libraries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of tool-lending libraries

The following tool-lending libraries allow patrons to borrow tools, equipment and "how-to" instructional materials, functioning either as a rental shop, with a charge for borrowing the tools, or more commonly free of charge as a form of community sharing. A tool lending library was started in Columbus, OH in 1976.

The following tool-lending libraries allow patrons to borrow tools, equipment and "how-to" instructional materials, functioning either as a rental shop, with a charge for borrowing the tools, or more commonly free of charge as a form of community sharing.

Karen du Toit's insight:

Great list!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen du Toit
Scoop.it!

Libraries offer weird things to draw new borrowers - USA TODAY

Libraries offer weird things to draw new borrowers - USA TODAY | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Greg Toppo, USA TODAY:

In Ann Arbor, Mich., the library circulates three kinds of energy meters that patrons can take home to test how much juice their appliances use. On a recent Monday, 27 of the library's 30 meters were checked out with the 28th on hold, said Celeste Choate, associate director for services, collections and access.

Later this year they plan to begin circulating science equipment — oscilloscopes, microscopes and perhaps even a few life-size models of the human skeleton — so students can shine at science fairs. "Sometimes you need tools in order to do cool science projects," Choate said. "Not everybody can afford a pH meter."

Karen du Toit's insight:

Weird things that can be borrowed at a library!

more...
No comment yet.